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18 hours ago, gwurb said:

Airplay only supports 44.1/16. Masters is higher than that. Tidal Hifi is 44.1/16.

 

Chromecast should be able to do Masters as it can do 96/24.

 

https://support.tidal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000397069-TIDAL-MASTERS

 

I've never used NP5 but it seems odd that Primare Prisma app doesn't have Tidal integration.

 

CXN doesn't have MQA support so no Masters via their app. For CXN you need another device to take the masters track and send it over wire to CXN. For example a PC to CXN as DAC.

 

PS. Primare have or had an offer that for new Tidal subscribers you get 3 months free Tidal HiFi. Look around the net to find out if it's still running and if you are eligible, etc.

 

edit 2: Doing some searching on the net I found that streaming tidal masters via Chromecast results in HiFi quality being played on Primare. These posts talk about that on the other Primare streamers.

https://www.soundstagesimplifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/84-primare-sc15-prisma-streaming-dac-preamp
https://audiofi.net/2019/09/primare-prisma-i15-a-streaming-amp-smoothie/

 

Cheapish options that will do MQA is Blue Sound Node 2i. There is always NAD C 658 or Naim or a few others but the price starts rising.

I believe you should be able to stream mqa via chromecast if you install the mconnect player and integrate it with Tidal. Here is the playstore link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conversdigital&hl=en_AU

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@leon0001 I auditioned a Hegel amp (H90 I believe), a Primare i15 and the Audiolab 6000a. I did also listen to a few other amps but with different speaker combinations.  

 

The Hegel and Primare were Bothe great machines, but they didn't have all of the inputs I wanted. Plus they would have blown my budget.

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thanks mate, seems I am going down with 6000a as well, now just need to wait for a good bargain!

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@Little_Joe i own a yamaha wxa-50, found the vocal bit thin. Audioned the bluenode 2i and NAD 3020. But the hifi place wasnt a really nice place for listening tbh. The sales guy in the store told me every amp sounds pretty much the same lol 

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@leon0001 I'm liking my combination. It works well for both music and films. I'm sure there are better combinations out there, but this is a good setup for me based on the amount I was willing to spend. 

 

It definitely helps to think of what you will be plugging into your amp now and what you may want to add in the future.  I could have bought a better integrated amp, but the ones I liked didn't have a phono input so I would then need to buy extra equipment to connect a turntable. 

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