My system is an Asustor NAS, a core i7 high spec PC, and a Lumin D1 playing into high end hifi. I use a Sony Xperia Z4 tablet to run Roon Remote.
My issue is that when I look at the signal path in playback with any audio file - whether MQA or CD quality I get purple until I get to ‘Sigma-Delta Modulator’ where it says: DSD64. And the star is blue not purple. I use Tidal for the MQA files.
If I use the Lumin app with MQA files they play back natively.
Is Roon doing the same, or am I not set up correctly? The Roon Audio Setup does not look like it is expected in the instructions - there are fewer parameters.
Please help me set this up to play the best possible way.
Make sure your’re running Firmware 9.x for Lumin D1 using Lumin app.
In Roon Audio Setup, please find Lumin D1 under networked Roon Ready devices, enable it (if you see a blue Enable button, it’s NOT yet enabled). (If you don’t see it listed at all, please turn off Roon Ready setting in Lumin app, then turn it on again).
Make sure you’re playing to Roon Ready Lumin D1, not the AirPlay Lumin D1.
Make sure Re-sampling setting in Lumin app is OFF.
Make sure DSP Engine in Roon is set to Disabled.
Make sure Volume Leveling in Roon Zone Settings is set to OFF.
There are always multiple versions of the same album on Tidal with the same album art, and it may not be obvious which is Tidal Master, and which is Tidal HiFi. Your signal path indicates you’ve chosen a Tidal HiFi, not Master album.
You should play a track from all Tidal albums with the same album art one by one, and watch the Lumin front panel. When you see MQA Studio displayed on Lumin front panel, you’re playing Tidal Master. If you see 44.1kHz 16-bit, you’re not playing Tidal Master.
Yes - it does say MQA Studio on the front panel when an appropriate file is being played. Thank you for the help.
But it would be useful if Roon/Tidal could indicate which the MQA Master files are without having to try them out to find out if you’re playing the right album out of several. Since clearly Tidal has its catalogue in a bit of a mess as some of the titles in the Masters section are definitely not MQA.
The Lumin app can display this information - why can’t the Roon/Tidal set up?
I haven’t updated Lumin Firmware since switching from the Lumin app on iPad to using Roon on a dedicated server Mac. I know this is probably obvious, but how do I update the Firmware if I’m no longer using the lumin app?