Looking for an SQ upgrade for my H190. I’m only streaming from Tidal (Masters/Hifi) through Roon. But can only use Airplay now. So looking for a streamer/dac that can do the total unfold of MQA. I think my budget lies somewhere around 2K + budget for cables.
I don’t want to wait for the Roon readiness inside the Hegel, although in the back of my mind i have a last option to switch to H390 and wait for Hegel to become ready, cause in that machine everything is build in: good dac, MQA support.
Short list of products I came across:
-Auralic Altair (would be easy, just XRL cables and you’re done)
-Zen (Mini) MK3 (would need a MQA dac behind it, don’t know which dac would make a difference and is in the 1K ballpark)