MQA Rendering on Bluesound Node 2i: HW OR SW

Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)

2017 MacBook Pro core i5 dual core. 8GB RAM

Roon1.6, build 416

Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)

Gigabit Ethernet, TP-LINK ARCHER C7 ROUTER

Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)

Bluesound Node 2i, latest firmware over Ethernet. It’s also my DAC

Description Of Issue

I just want to know, regarding MQA with this device (Node 2i), should I set up the device in Roon as a “Renderer Only”, “Decoder Only”, or “Decoder and Renderer”. Does it even matter?

I searched the forums and could not find an answer. If this is a repeated question, sorry. I tried.

Hi @Doug_Hannah,

We have an article in our KB that describes the various MQA settings. By default Roon will try to choose the best setting for the device. The Node 2 is an MQA decoder and renderer, so that should be the best option for you.

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Hi Dylan

Selecting “Load Defaults” for my Bluesound Node 2 selects renderer only.


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