I’ve got a free trial of Tidal (currently using Qobuz) with my (probably rare - but the dCS path is a long and slow one for us) combination of dCS kit - Vivaldi upsampler v2, Rossini clock, and Scarlatti dac, the clock limits my implementation to using a single upsampler mode - everything to DXD (352.8). Experimenting with Tidal MQA files I see any incoming stream - typically 24/96 but also 24 /88.2 or 24/192, being processed by the Upsampler as 24/96, 88.2 or 192, to MQA. The Scarlatti dac processes at either 24/ 88.2 or 96 - notably it appears I’ve lost resolution of any 192 file?
Fortunately even with the old Scarlatti, the switching is relatively seamless with the dac automatically modifying its clock source appropriately to either the word clock (44.1 chosen) or ‘Audio’ if it’s a 48 file - thus negating any effect my Rossini clock is having.
All sounds great - as usual - but, given I can’t yet stretch to the ‘renderer’ (Vivaldi dac) and I’m only planning on either Tidal OR Qobuz - I wondered if anyone could offer an opinion on the setup and streaming choice. Qobuz after all - streams at higher Rez rates in many cases allowing me to continue to use my upsampler choice of a 44.1 multiple and therefore always enjoying the clocked outcome.