iFi ZEN STREAM + DAC V2 settings

Hello,
I am using a Dell Precision Laptop (Intel i7) as a Roon Core and iFi ZEN STREAM connected to iFi ZEN DAC V2 to stream music via TIDAL.
I need your help to choose the ideal settings of Roon so to get the best sound quality of my system.
Photos with current settings attached.
Thanks in advance.





Looks like you are already pretty much there based on your supplied screenshots.

The next question is around whether you want to upscale your music or not, if using USB out in particular, then this is easily done (you might want to change the maximum PCM to 192 but test it first).

To test this enable headroom at it’s default of -3db as a starter.
Then enable Sample Rate conversation and try Max PCM rate X2and see how you like that.

Then try DSDans play with the settings there as it will take significant additional processing and that will lead to a load of additional questions I imagine.

We have a dedicated thread with a bunch of people that talk about the Stream, you might want to have a search for it

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Thanks for your response

Hello,
By default, roon sets zen streamer with no MQA capabilities.
I suppose you can change this setting to decoder and renderer, if the DAC connected to zen, has these capabilities, Correct?