I have a Meridian Explorer² and want to achieve volume control through Roon without “loosing” MQA. As far as I know this should be possible, if Roon does the first unfold and the Meridian Explorer² is set to “Renderer” only.
I also found this thread about basically the same issue (Roonlabs Community - Meridian Explorer 2 MQA renderer only?).
As stated there, the Meridian Explorer² only supports MQA unfolding when sent a bit-perfect un-decoded MQA stream (this is due tue a firmware limitation). Therefore setting it to “Renderer” only does not fix the problem.
Now I’m wondering if this firmware limitation got sorted out or if this is still an issue with this DAC?
Would the DAC as “Renderer only” allow me to change the volume in Roon without loosing MQA?