Interesting when I download from 2L test bench MQA tracks, which are of course .FLAC files, playback on Aries Mini, it managed to decode up to 24/352.8k. However, when I use the same file and convert to .WAV, Aries Mini cannot decode, it just show 24 bit 44.1k WAV.
My Question, is it dependent on the type of ‘container’ it uses during decoding process? Converting FLAC to WAV is a lossless process so it should retain the necessary information to the do the decoding thereafter. In the case of file size, the compression ratio isn’t very much, I’m seeing a factor of 0.7x compression to the WAV file.