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#283230 - 2019-02-28 01:16 No MQA lights on Meridian Prime Amplifier
Registered: 2011-10-12
Posts: 132
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Registered: 2011-10-12
Posts: 132
Loc: Stockholm, Solna, Sweden
Hi,

I just bought a Meridian Prime Amplifier and can't seem to get the MQA decoding working.

I have tested the following:

To my Macbook Pro (High Sierra) I have connected a USB cable.
When connecting an Explorer2 and playing a track in the Tidal app I get a blue light and it says MASTER.
When switching the USB to the prime and continuing playing (shifting to prime in Tidal) it stills shows MASTER but the Prime don't show any lights while playing back.

Any suggestions?


Current main: 861v8, ID41, HD621, 8000.2, 7200HC.2, 3200, JVC X-30w, Fixed 120" 16:9, Roon, OPPO 103, Sony PS3, Apple-TV 4K,
Other apartment: G95, HD421,
Study: Meridian Prime Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 820
On the go: Audeze iSine20 headphones, Explorer2

Wish: 4K projector
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#283233 - 2019-02-28 06:37 Re: No MQA lights on Meridian Prime Amplifier [Re: NextMac]
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Loc: Surrey, England, UK
Is this Tidal or Roon - how does it relate to your other similar question which implies that explorer is working with Tidal but not Roon - I've already replied to that one. Bit confused with what kit is working with what.

Presumably you have done basic checks such as both devices being setup the same?


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Prime & PSU, Focal Elear headphones, roon (ROCK 8Gi5 Nuc), Explorer 1 & 2, F80. 200/203, MC200 and various Sonos.

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#283304 - 2019-03-02 09:00 Re: No MQA lights on Meridian Prime Amplifier [Re: NextMac]
Registered: 2016-11-27
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Registered: 2016-11-27
Posts: 203
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Is it second hand? Mine does the same thing.


HT: G68ADV w/LPS, HD621, DSP5000 F&C 24/96, DSP3100, Allo digi
Office: Fanless 7i5 running ROCK, 218, Woo Audio WA2 (w/50yo Tung-Sol tubes), Focal Utopia
Family Room. Grandinote Volta, Ultra rendu w/LPS 1.2, Prime with PSU, Grandinote Shinai
Bedroom: MRendu w/IsoREGEN, 568.2mm, 598, 3100C
BBQ/Party: Raspberry Pi, Explorer 2, F80
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#283311 - 2019-03-02 12:58 Re: No MQA lights on Meridian Prime Amplifier [Re: Struttmaster]
Registered: 2004-01-30
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Registered: 2004-01-30
Posts: 76
Loc: West Sussex, England
It is secondhand, it was mine and I never had any problem with Tidal on my Mac, and 'blue light' MQA.

I can't remember exactly how I set it up initially but I know I made a change in the Audio MIDI setup on the Mac and in the Tidal settings there was a sub-menu for the prime with some options, something like 'exclusive' or the like.

Obviously I cannot now replicate this to see what I did, but I recall it did take a little fiddling initially. I have never used Roon.


Setup: not much anymore, really. but things might change
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#283425 - 2019-03-06 08:22 Re: No MQA lights on Meridian Prime Amplifier [Re: Jlowdo]
Registered: 2011-10-12
Posts: 132
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Registered: 2011-10-12
Posts: 132
Loc: Stockholm, Solna, Sweden
Hi All,
I think I had a faulty Mac ... It crashed on me and when installing Roon on an other one the Prime worked perfectly with all the lights.
I bought Sennhieser HD820 and it is a joy to listen to.

Christofer


Current main: 861v8, ID41, HD621, 8000.2, 7200HC.2, 3200, JVC X-30w, Fixed 120" 16:9, Roon, OPPO 103, Sony PS3, Apple-TV 4K,
Other apartment: G95, HD421,
Study: Meridian Prime Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 820
On the go: Audeze iSine20 headphones, Explorer2

Wish: 4K projector
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