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#283579 - 2019-03-11 17:14 Tidal MQA on iPhones
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I received an email today from MQA.co.uk
Quote:
TIDAL, in partnership with MQA, has announced that Master quality tracks are now available via iPhone devices, continuing to optimise the smartphone listening experience and deliver guaranteed master quality recordings direct from the source.
Updated the app on my 6S and can now see the "M" designation on albums, as are displayed on the Tidal website. No obvious blue light or other indication when playing an MQA track through the phone speaker. (Certainly can't listen critically that way anyway.) Don't know yet if this upgrade is also for iPads.


Main:: 861v8+ID41, 818v3+ID41, L/R: 8000-USE, 7200HC-USE, surrounds: 7200.2s, M2500, MC200, QNAP TS-251, HD621, Oppo 103D, Pioneer BDP09, Panasonic P60ZT60 plasma, Phillips DVR. Cat6 switch on master speakerlink lines to select 861 or 818.
2nd room: 5200.2s fed from MC200 coax.
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#283580 - 2019-03-11 17:28 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: Vorticity]
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I can see the ‘M’ on my iPad Pro.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best:
GIK monster bass panels, rear wall. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2, Mini & Flex. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos. F80

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#283581 - 2019-03-11 17:32 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Surely you still need an MQA capable DAC for full fat MQA? The Tidal app will only perform the first part?


#1 808v6,DSP7200SE,MD600,Rega RP10/Aria/Apheta,Nakamichi Dragon tape,Panasonic 65EZ1000 OLED,Oppo 203
#2 F80,218,Pioneer KRP500A plasma,Apple TV
Cabling:Nordost Frey2;QX4/QB8 power
Kitchen:M80
Bedroom:Henry Kloss Model 1
Portable:Chord Hugo2,Astell&Kern SP1000 player.
Head/earphones:Audeze LCD-XC & LCDi4,Shure SE846
Gone:G95,MC200,MS200,B&W 805s
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#283582 - 2019-03-11 18:39 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: NavSWEDEN]
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You can stream it to a Meridian 210.


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.

Music: M6, 218, 210, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS | B&O H8
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
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#283583 - 2019-03-11 18:53 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: spinaltap]
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I am confused?! I thought the 210 does not contain a DAC?
Will Tidal desktop / or Tidal iOS into a 210 Streamer and then SpeakerLink to DSP SE's provide full MQA?
And if so, was my recent purchase of a 218 unnecessary?


#1 808v6,DSP7200SE,MD600,Rega RP10/Aria/Apheta,Nakamichi Dragon tape,Panasonic 65EZ1000 OLED,Oppo 203
#2 F80,218,Pioneer KRP500A plasma,Apple TV
Cabling:Nordost Frey2;QX4/QB8 power
Kitchen:M80
Bedroom:Henry Kloss Model 1
Portable:Chord Hugo2,Astell&Kern SP1000 player.
Head/earphones:Audeze LCD-XC & LCDi4,Shure SE846
Gone:G95,MC200,MS200,B&W 805s
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#283585 - 2019-03-11 19:15 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: NavSWEDEN]
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Loc: Colchester, Essex, UK
If there is an analog output, it’s a DAC


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best:
GIK monster bass panels, rear wall. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2, Mini & Flex. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos. F80

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#283586 - 2019-03-11 19:41 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: NavSWEDEN]
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Originally Posted By NavSWEDEN
...was my recent purchase of a 218 unnecessary?
I will be adding a 210 to my 218.


My Mac can go all the way to XI - Mac user since 1988 - Meridian owner since 1993.

Music: M6, 218, 210, 504, 506.2, AC12, SBT, LMS | B&O H8
Movies: Loewe Bild7.55, ATV4K, B&W PV-1
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#283587 - 2019-03-11 21:21 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: spinaltap]
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Hi,

I’m streaming Lindsay Buckingham/ Christine McVie album on my iPad Pro. Running through Apple camera adapter and Explorer2 (+really cheapo headphones). Playback switches between HiFi (one light on E2) and Master (2 white lights on E2 - mode and 88/96K) as it should on this album but no blue light.

I’m not seeing any Master indication on my iPhoneSE.

Brian


Main: G65, MD600, MS600, 218, HD621, DSP5200SE, DSP5200HCSE, M6 & D1500.
System 2: G91A, MS200, DSP5000 (96/24v1), DSP3300.
Edited by bxd; 2019-03-11 21:40.
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#283588 - 2019-03-11 21:28 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: bxd]
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The blue light works with Roon on my Explorer 2 but not on Tidal. It seems like it’s first unfold only...


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best:
GIK monster bass panels, rear wall. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2, Mini & Flex. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos. F80

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#283593 - 2019-03-12 07:20 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: ChrisLayerUK]
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Excellent News indeed. Mobile use on XSmax with B&O noise cancelling IE. not convinced i will hear it the difference as my predominant use is during flights, but for peace of mind an excellent update.

Edit: well what a pleasant surprise. Listened to Elvis Costello and Glen Hansard (off line downloads) during my flight this morning. It sounded really good. I would dare to say much better than usual but I did not do a A-B comparison.
The overall presentation, the bass, details sounded really well. I could play louder than usual. From an iPhone not bad at all.


System 1: MC200, 818v3, DSP7200SE
System 2: boxed (DSP5000.1, Monarchy DIP24/96, Squeezebox Duet.)
Office: MS200, STAX SRM-323II, SR303
Edited by JaapJan; 2019-03-12 10:54. Edit Reason: After flight comment
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#283601 - 2019-03-12 12:45 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: JaapJan]
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I had a quick listen to the MQA version of Susan Wong (My Live Stories) last night using an iPhone 6s and Bose NC phones via bluetooth. I had to admit it sounded very nice, when I've a bit of time I'll try it with my Shure headphones 'hard wired' to the phone.

I didn't do any Tidal settings on the phone as I don't know if you have to you.


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808v6, DSP5200USE, Roon, Gyro SE/Tecnoarm/AT33 PTG
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#283607 - 2019-03-12 13:44 Re: Tidal MQA on iphones [Re: TKimages]
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Make sure Masters is ticked in Tidal app settings.


No 18 in the Hall of fame smile I have simple tastes; I am content to settle for the best:
GIK monster bass panels, rear wall. QNAP TVS 471i3. Roon into DSP5200SE via 218 zone... Explorer 2. Bluesound Pulse 2, Mini & Flex. 596v1, 518, Foxsat HD, Sony BDP, Pioneer 5090, 2 Chromecast's for LRB videos. F80

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