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  1. Does anyone know why nearly every DAC that does MQA will only do it via USB input? Is there any technical reason for this restriction? If I'm limited by my streamer to digital SPDIF output then MQA decoding via USB input only is not useful. Please share your knowledge.
  2. Further information: Another product that's been sitting in it's box waiting for comparison reviews so it's clean-out time. As you can see from the images, there are some signs of wear near the headphone socket and one small chip in the paint on the side, but the USB plug is still solid (like it was when new) and the device has been kept and cared for well since new. Comes with all original packaging and documents Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any reference to pricing whatsoever in this section (excluding RRP), your ad will not be
  3. Further information: I bought these for testing on the channel and although I'd love to keep them as a reference point for other reviews, I can't justify have them sitting in their boxes waiting for equivalent products to compare so they need to find a new home. These are very lightly used - only for the review and one or two comparisons (mostly the amp). All original boxes, manuals and accessories provided (see images) Happy to discuss splitting, but would prefer to keep them together as a stack. Photos: PLEASE READ If you include any
  4. I am considering the purchase of a new DAC, my key requirements being: It supports MQA It has a preamplifier built in with Home Theatre (HT) Bypass (supporting balanced XLR inputs from an AV preprocessor) The sound quality should be a substantial upgrade over my Marantz AV8802A AV preprocessor Not essential, but it ideally should have network streaming built in, with the primary objective to stream Tidal I’m finding it surprisingly difficult to find units that tick all the above boxes. Specifically very few DACs have HT Bypass. I’d like to connect the DAC
  5. Hi All I have finally managed to get my Devialet 440 connected to a Roon core running on an Intel NUC up and running. One issue I can't solve though is that wherever I play an MQA encoded file via Tidal, Roon shows the source as being 'low quality' i.e. the quality light next to the source stage is amber. There are two areas in the Devialet device set up where you can configure MQA support, under MQA Capabilities and under the advanced settings 'Enable MQA Core Decoder'. I have tried multiple combinations but can't get the signal path to be anything but low quality.
  6. Hi Everyone Hope you all are staying safe, making the most use of the music gear you own, and wondering how and why did we reach the situation we are in today. Anyways.. MQA DACs ? Can someone please help me understand whats the benefit of such a DAC over others. My MQA encoded song library is increasing and use Audirvana. I saw SMSL M500 , is being touted as an exceptional entry point MQA DAC for the price. Currently I use, Questlye CMA 600i and RME ADI -2 DAC FS. Is there really worth spending in an MQA DAC or is it more marketin
  7. Further information: NAD Masters series M10 BluOS streaming amplifier. (RRP is $4499) I have owned this amplifier since October 2019, and it is a joy to use. Sound quality and the BluOS operating system leave Sonos for dust, and it is flexible and granular in its search capabilities of your own music library. BluOS is currently rated to support libraries of over 200,000 tracks, which is a hell of a lot of albums. Having Airplay2 and Bluetooth is very useful, and if you have Bluetooth headphones, the M10 supports listening to them via two-way aptX HD. Having MQA decoding on-bo
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