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Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Pioneer N70AE using ChromeCast (or Airplay?).
Description Of Issue
I have Qobuz since yesterday.
When I click to see and check the path of the file, everything is OK, except I can see Qobuz is 96kHz in native, and Roon converts always to 48kHz, and so it’s said High Quality and not Lossless when mouse on the green dot.
Is it normal and do I listen to the best quality available?
Excuse me for my bad english.
Jean-Marc from France.
It means you need to get a different interface/endpoint which will allow higher resolution streams. For example, you could get an Allo digione which will accept ethernet in (and be seen immediately as a Roon endpoint) and output Coax SPDIF which you can then attach to your Pioneer via the digital Coax interface.
You should be able to use a Node 2i in the same way. Ethernet IN and Coax out to the Pioneer. Although that is a much more expensive box.
You indicated you wanted to get higher resolution music to your Pioneer. I just presented the DigiOne as one option that would do that. You could also opt for an old Chromecast Audio which would give you 24/96.
There are a couple of threads on the forum already detailing the probably issue with receiving >48 with your device. Read this one.
Roons Chromecast implementation is borked. They followed Google’s spec to the letter where nobody else does. It relies on a metadata flag on the device to tell Roon it’s capabilities, pretty much no manufacturers use this at all. Result Roon downsamples everything. Whilst its great they followed the rule book, it’s not much use if no one else does and you don’t get the full capabilities big your device.
Your explanation “one post up” doesn’t explain why the DAC MDA 1000 will play 96 kHz using the Qobuz app, but plays 48 kHz using Roon. The MDA must have the flag since it can get 96 kHz, so the issue seems to be with the Roon.
Yes it does explain it Roon relies on the metadata flag on the device in question to tell it it can take above 48/24. Hardly anybody uses this flag at all infact the only ones I know is the Chromecast audio dongle. I said it’s borked because of Roons reliance on this. Qobuz doesn’t bother with the flag so it sends it on as it is and let’s the device deal with it.