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#286992 - 2019-08-14 20:46 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks Ratbert for going to the the trouble to find that article for me. Haven’t read it yet but hopefully it will give me some answers.


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#286993 - 2019-08-14 20:50 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Danny77]
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So I basically need to read through the user agreement 😧


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#286994 - 2019-08-14 20:54 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Danny77]
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I thought the following was the relevant part, the user agreement you have to accept if you want to use Tidal?

Finally, after a couple of minutes I found what I was looking for - the settings. Where were they? Where most folks wouldn't think of looking for them - you get to settings on the new interface by clicking on your own picture! I'm sure whoever came up with this idea assumed it was a no-brainer. Of course, EVERYONE knows to find personal settings you should always click on your picture, right?

Having found the new location for settings you would assume that all was well and life could continue on, but that would not be true. Within the settings pane is the "Streaming" pane, which is where all the important options used to be located - all you had to do was click on the gear icon to open a pane that let you choose whether to use "exclusive mode" where the music playback DAC becomes dedicated to the Tidal app, "force volume" mode where the app bypasses its volume settings, and finally "passthrough MQA" where you can designate whether your DAC is MQA compatible. On the new control surface there was no gear icon! Once more I went to clicking anywhere that might take me to that last settings pane. The slightly greyed out text "more settings" got me where I needed to go, finally...


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#286995 - 2019-08-14 20:58 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Ratbert]
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But I can see the settings page and sound output, and also exclusive and passthrough options but am I meant to see my 218 or 3200 in the sound output option?

All I see is my PC soundcard.


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#286997 - 2019-08-14 21:07 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Danny77]
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Danny

If you are running Roon and have signed into Tidal from within Roon then you are good to go, when you play an MQA track click on the signal path to see if MQA is being seen and processed correctly?

Tidal on your PC won’t see your 218 as it is not directly connected to your PC, Meridian omitted a USB input eek


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#286998 - 2019-08-14 21:12 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Ratbert]
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So there’s no need for me to tick the exclusive and passthrough options? 😱


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#286999 - 2019-08-14 21:14 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Danny77]
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Check the signal path when playing an MQA track, what does it show?

Exclusive mode is PC specific so in your scenario there is no need to tick it.

I think the bypass is account specific rather than device so you may have to enable it? See my first question.

I don’t bother with MQA particularly but I think I have bypass set which I did via my PC ages ago and it all seems to work ok in Roon.


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#287000 - 2019-08-14 21:16 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Ratbert]
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I can’t remember exactly but I think it’s lossless and blue or green light shows on 218 when playing MQA music.


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#287001 - 2019-08-14 21:20 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Danny77]
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If it’s blue then I am sure that is good and means MQA is being received and decoded.


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#287002 - 2019-08-14 21:30 Re: How to connect 218 & M80 using RCA to 3.5mm [Re: Ratbert]
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Thanks mate. It’s not the first time you’ve helped me outπŸ‘πŸΌ


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