D2 MQA settings

So, if you are not using Tidal, thus no MQA, should MQA be set to off in the Lumin setup ?

I don’t remember what is in ROON for MA, any idea what that should be set at with no MQA, since we are talking about it ?

If and only if you’re not using Tidal, you’re not streaming those few Qobuz albums that actually contain MQA, and you’re never going to listen to MQA CD rips, then you can set Lumin MQA to off via Lumin app.

If and only if you hate MQA for some reason should you disable Roon MQA Core decoder, otherwise it should normally be enabled.

I’d like to add that unlike many other MQA DAC, MQA-enabled Lumin does not apply MQA filter on non-MQA music. Leaving MQA setting to On absolutely does not affect non-MQA music digitally.

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Oh, did not know Qobuz had any at all !

So that said, does it effect anything just left on ?

If I decided to have engaged, what would the best settings be between the D2 and Roon ?

  1. Qobuz subscriptions questions

  2. It does not affect non-MQA digital music

  3. Roon MQA Core decoder should be enabled. MQA Capabilities can be set to Renderer Only. Lumin app MQA setting should either be MQA Analog output or MQA Digital output, for the D2 analog output and the D2 BNC output respectively.

So, if I wanted to order up a few MQA CD’s to try, I can just rip them with my favorite software like any other disc, and play them with ROON / Lumin and it will pickup the MQA from the rip ?

Thanks,
Wayne

Yes. The rip must be in a lossless format such as FLAC, and your Roon version has to be Build 536 or newer.

In Lumin app, your MQA mode should be set to MQA Analog Output, if you’re using the Lumin analog output (XLR or RCA).

Hi again, So I have the Lumin set right, ROON MQA enababled. On Lumin Device setup in ROON, this is where I change to Renderer only ? It currently set at Decode and render ?

Yes. Don’t worry about the default.

Thanks. I responded elsewhere to a discussion we were having on the Lyngdorf and the D2

As far as this goes I found a Japanese Rickie Lee Jones MQA CD, so I want to try it verse the standard original redbook I have ripped, which on it’s own is pretty good.

Thanks. I responded elsewhere to a discussion we were having on the Lyngdorf and the D2

As far as this goes I found a Japanese Rickie Lee Jones MQA CD, so I want to try it verse the standard original redbook I have ripped, which on it’s own is pretty good.

When you have done the comparison, please tell me which version you prefer.