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Tidal master quality wireless?

Webninja

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Wouldn't the Bluetooth limit the bandwidth? I believe Tidal losless streams at 1411kbps, and I don't think any current Bluetooth flavor goes that high.
 

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Looks like Aptx is being superseded by something called LHDC. Check out the SMSL B2. You may need a "Waweee" phone however.
 
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I was going to start a thread about this, but I'll pile on to this one.

I am exploring upping my streaming game. Currently Tidal Hi-fi via iPad Airplay > Apple tv (older gen with optical out) > amp with DAC (Cambridge Audio CXA60). All streaming, no stored files or discs.

Are there streaming improvements to be had for a reasonable cost (under $250 USD)?

From what I understand, Airplay is limited to 48khz. There is debate about the audibility of higher rez files vs good old 16/44, but I'd like to be able to test Tidal Masters myself. It sounds really good now, but is this a mixing/mastering difference? Also, optical cables are known to be susceptable to jitter, so maybe a dig coax out would be better. Not advocating for MQA, but would there be a benefit to being able to unfold the entire MQA stream since Tidal already has it?

I'd appreciate some opinions - surely no one here has any opinions on this?

I was looking at the Digione player from Allo. Could I could stream hi-rez files to this from my iPad? Seems it works well as a Roon endpoint, but what about directly from Tidal via iPad?
I also have a Chromecast Audio, which Amir proved is bit perfect with Roon. What about directly from Tidal via Ipad?
Am I just splitting hairs here and looking to make improvements that will likely not even be audible?

Lots of questions here, would appreciate answers to any. I think as streaming technology continues to improve, more and more will just move to 100% streaming to be used in their main rig, so this line of questions may be of interest to many.

Thanks in advance for your replies!
 

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From what I understand, Airplay is limited to 48khz.
It is also limited to 16 bits. And the conversion can be ugly from what I have tested.
 
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My Essential PH-1 (Android) streams Tidal 24/96 to an EarStudio Radsone ES100 via Bluetooth to my Audi's audio system (at least that is what it says it is receiving, but maybe it or my phone changes the sample-rate?). It works great and the little box has many eq options. I haven't tried it in my home system, but noise and volume with my AKG IEMs wasn't an issue. It also hasn't dropped a connection even once. Awesome $100 device that uses an AK4375A. It even has 2.5mm balanced output!
 
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