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(12-Apr-2021, 07:46 PM) Tecko Wrote: What I learned on LMS forum is that Tidal plugin can not play MQA. And most high resolution audio is MQA. So that is the reason whyu everything is cd quallity.

I think MQA is a waste of time, and an attempt by a few to take over the entire music chain to enrich themselves at all our expense.

I can get as good SQ with my own CD quality files compared with the so called HiRes Tidal MQA. Tidal MQA often use better masters or increases the volume to give the impression that it is better than the same CD quality track. And DSD is better than anything Tidal can serve, but that is for another debate...
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(12-Apr-2021, 07:46 PM) Tecko Wrote: What I learned on LMS forum is that Tidal plugin can not play MQA. And most high resolution audio is MQA. So that is the reason whyu everything is cd quallity.

Good to know. I honestly did not know that.

With Covid I have not have access to new music library for a year. I usually fly to HK to buy my CD/SACDs. I've not touched a new album in a year and so actually am going to look into streaming for my own consumption in the coming weeks/months.

(12-Apr-2021, 08:26 PM) Snoopy8 Wrote: I think MQA is a waste of time, and an attempt by a few to take over the entire music chain to enrich themselves at all our expense.

I can get as good SQ with my own CD quality files compared with the so called HiRes Tidal MQA. Tidal MQA often use better masters or increases the volume to give the impression that it is better than the same CD quality track. And DSD is better than anything Tidal can serve, but that is for another debate...

I wasn't that into SACD/DSD before, but am sold on this medium now. It is more "life-like" IMO. Now I listen almost exclusively to DSD. And finding new love with my SACD player again (after I fixed my power). This preference kind of limits my streaming choices (prob none will compare to DSD), but ... when a man is desperate, something is still better than nothing.. LOL
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(16-Apr-2021, 08:10 AM) agent_kith Wrote: I wasn't that into SACD/DSD before, but am sold on this medium now. It is more "life-like" IMO. Now I listen almost exclusively to DSD. And finding new love with my SACD player again (after I fixed my power). This preference kind of limits my streaming choices (prob none will compare to DSD), but ... when a man is desperate, something is still better than nothing.. LOL

Apologies for going off topic...

It was DSD which drove my quest for dual outputs. Took me quite a while to get there, but it is now working well.
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