Is there a way I can tell Roon to preserve the MQA signal while using the DSP settings for room correction, but not actually decode the MQA in any way?
At the moment, I seem to have the option to decode MQA in the core and the signal path shows that the MQA signal is restored at the end of the process, but the Meridian 818 is showing this as PCM data (suggesting the first MQA unfold is being done by Roon) or I can tell the core not to decode MQA, but then it doesn’t store and recover the MQA stream at all.
Roon is configured to show the 818 as an MQA decoder and renderer, so I might have expected Roon to simply pass the MQA signal straight to the speakers.
[This all seems to be down to the fact that the Meridian 818 insists on doing the a full MQA decode or seemingly none at all, so it would be a cool work-around to have this as an option. Unless Meridian plan to fix this…]