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Chrise36

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No i am saying he is probably hearing differences between usb and spdif because he has not compared in the same level.
 

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No i am saying he is probably hearing differences between usb and spdif because he has not compared in the same level.
the level would be determined by the Topping DAC unless the bitstream is modified. so it's essentially level matched.
 

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If he had different volume setting on the phone vs the cca he has to level match
 

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could a mini pc fit?

Absolutely- all a streamer is really is a headless PC- running some variant of one of the operating systems. Of course, they probably have phone apps and/ or remote controls to get around the screen/ keyboard thing but yet. All Roon Nucleus boxes are , for example is quiet mini PCs with a decent storage.
 
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Absolutely- all a streamer is really is a headless PC- running some variant of one of the operating systems. Of course, they probably have phone apps and/ or remote controls to get around the screen/ keyboard thing but yet. All Roon Nucleus boxes are , for example is quiet mini PCs with a decent storage.
so i can broadcast in mqa via a wireless keyboard, right?
 

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Got the RPi 4 going, the best bang for buck streamer out there.
USB into the DAC (which isn't an MQA one but the uPNP stuff works, as does gapless)

Decided to get the Volumio 15 day trial anyway. Tidal would be a bit useless without it, but fine for own collection as a music player
No luck connecting Qobuz (got the trial too) - don't know if it counts as another device, shouldn't do??
Another option, if you are using Android, is to use BubbleUPNP to pick up Tidal and stream to Volumio. This does not require the paid Volumio subscription and it works quite well. I do this from my Samsung S21=>BubbleUPNP=>Tidal Connect(in BubbleUPNP)=>Volumio=>DAC

Sound quality with this path is really good on my system, but it does require Android. Not sure if there anything equivalent to BubbleUPNP on iOS.
 

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so i can broadcast in mqa via a wireless keyboard
No

You currently use your pc wired via USB to dac don't you? Running tidal app?

The wireless keyboard just means you can control the pc from across the room

 

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They've been saying that going on two years now. Doesn't appear to be happening.
Taking lessons from Spotify. Or the other way round. Shit shows the pair of them.
 

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Just get volumio works well enough with Tidal, couldn't get Qobuz to work
 

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Another option for using a Pi is mConnect (on Android or iOS) to Volumio or Moode via DLNA to the Pi to your DAC - the DAC will light up the MQA light so it's bit-perfect (not to be confused with quality).
 
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Another option for using a Pi is mConnect (on Android or iOS) to Volumio or Moode via DLNA to the Pi to your DAC - the DAC will light up the MQA light so it's bit-perfect (not to be confused with quality).
can i use Pi 3 or only Pi 4 to transmit Mqa from android via Mconnect?
 

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can i use Pi 3 or only Pi 4 to transmit Mqa from android via Mconnect?
I've used mConnect on both Android and iOS to stream to a Pi 3B running Volumio and Moode (at separate times of course) to two different MQA capable DACs and it's worked great. I've also used BubbleuPnP on Android but I prefer the mConnect UI.
 
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