Hello I’m totally new to this so I apologize if this is already answered somewhere else but here’s the thing:
I setup a Raspberry Pi 4 with Volumio 2 connected by USB to an iFi Zen DAC 2. And all was well. So when v3 was released I decided to upgrade.
Now what’s happening is that I open the Tidal app on my Win 10 PC and connect to the PI running Volumio 3 using Tidal Connect.
Tidal says it’s streaming Master quality, the iFi Zen dac LED lights up to the appropriate colour for MQA or MQA Studio which would seem to indicate it’s receiving a hires stream.
BUT in the Volumio web interface it shows the track playing but in the bottom left it says 44.1 kHz 16 bit which I’m pretty sure Volumio V2 used to say when a hires track was playing.
So I did some reading around and if I understood correctly Volumio does not have the license to unfold MQA files. So would I be correct in thinking that what’s happening is Tidal is streaming a Master quality stream to Volumio which looks at the stream and recognizing that it’s MQA passes it straight to the Zen DAC2 where the unfolding and rendering takes place? If that’s correct do I need to care about the 44.1 kHz 16 bit showing in the Volumio 3 web interface? Or is Volumio passing only a 44.1 kHz stream to the Zen DAC and if that’s the case does anyone know what I’m doing wrong/can do to correct that so that the stream from Tidal plays as intended?
If it helps: I have a Virtuoso subscription to Volumio and and HiFi Plus subscription on Tidal.
I’ve tried playing from the web interface and the mobile app and it’s the same 44.1 kHz and I’ve tried that with several dozen Master tracks on Tidal. Finally I tried playing with the setting but as I said I’m totally new to this and it just hasn’t helped.