This may not be the reason why you can’t see the option to enable Roon’s MQA Decoder but all three of your devices are limited to 48 kHz or lower. The MQA Decoder’s output is 88.2 or 96 kHz which none of your devices can accept. I’m assuming Roon knows this and is hiding the option since enabling it would cause problems, most likely no sound.
“Hi-Res Audio playback via network (DSD Direct 11.2 MHz11; DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz11 [PCM conversion]; FLAC, WAV [RIFF], AIFF, and ALAC to 192 kHz/24-bit*12)”
For the first time Onkyo is disappointing me time after time after buying this RZ that’s supposed to be higher line of products. They should have added MQA decoder to all the RZ line for G’s sake!!
I got a workaround when they published the Roon Ready that’s not working either.
Thanks John, can you let me know if Nad C368 has any limitation as you are are with the Onkyo?
The Onkyo devices are a part of our “Roon Tested” program, meaning that we have tested the device’s functionality with Roon even though it is not a “Roon Ready” networked product. Examples of Roon Tested devices include AirPlay speakers, Chromecast endpoints, and USB DACs. The goal of the Roon Tested program is enable users to feel comfortable knowing that their audio hardware will work with Roon, within the inherent limitations of the platform.
Roon Ready devices implement the RAAT streaming protocol and are only certified after passing strict certification requirements. Roon Ready devices will offer the same format support across all networked sources and are able to be grouped together in a seamless manner.
The NAD C 368 with the BluOS MDC card is a Roon Ready device, and will function as an MQA Renderer when used with Roon.