Issue with master quality Tidal connect

Volumio Information

Volumio Version: 2.87.8
Hardware: Raspberry 3B+
DAC: Audiophonics Raspdac Mini

Hi there,

I’ve done the update and it is superb. But I don’t get more then 48khz 24bit (seen in Volumio interface). You mentioned „without any limitations in the quality of the music you are listening to.“. How can I set it up to 192khz?

why did you didn’t read that your dac is only working with a rpi 4b ?

btw mqa is not always a higher master even if they say mqa, mqa could even be on 44khz as master

Because I have this one AUDIOPHONICS RASPDAC MINI Kit DIY Streamer for Raspberry Pi 3 & DAC ES9038Q2M - Audiophonics

Yes sure but I have user 192khz playlist and on Mac it shows me that it is 192khz. So all the tracks are not the full possible quality.

oke i was looking at the wrong one but i think you can join on this post :

there is a 192khz tidal fleetwood mac so you could test if it works or not…

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hmm okay. I will have a look on it. Thank you.

Your dac doesn’t support MQA, you will not get the higher MQA unfolds. You will, and are getting the resolution before MQA is unfolded. That’s all you will get until you install a dac that does the full MQA unfold attached to a device running Volumio. .

Thanks, but why I don’t get higher FLAC? I allready played 192kHz 32Bit Material als FLAC locally.
I tested with tracks mentioned in other thread, too and only get 48kHz and 24bit.

It’s all about the MQA format. The Fleetwood Mac album you are showing is presented to the dac from Tidal as 24/48 with MQA signaling. If your dac does not know what to do with MQA, it plays the file as 24/48. If you have a dac that does support a full MQA decode, it sees the MQA information in the presented file and performs the further decode, in this case to 24/192.

If you present your current dac with a plain 24/192 flac encoded file, your dac will play it at 24/192 as there is no MQA signaling in that file, i.e, it’s not an MQA encoded file.