I think I’d be a big fan of MQA, if I had the right set up. For example, the MQA Radio Paradise stream sounds a lot better on the FLAC stream on my Blusound system. Just can’t get along with MQA on Tidal’s app, although Roon improves it for me. Just not enough to beat 16/44 direct from my Innuos.
How about a very long usb cable, though not ideal for walking round the house.
I’ve found an old sonos connect sounds ok through my dac for standard res although the Apple implementation on sonos isn’t that pretty.
Innuos recently updated its firmware/software so their streamers now support Tidal MQA. However, there are teething problems (pausing and stuttering) and when it flows I’m not convinced I get the best of MQA with my setup because I have an R-2R DAC which I don’t think supports the full MQA experience. Roon does a better job than InnuOS sense with MQA. So a full integration of Radio Paradise as a streaming service (a real internet radio) would be great to see from Roon.
I expect Innuos will soon catch up on MQA though. For sure, InnuOS sense sounds better than Roon handling native Lossless files.
That’s not a bad idea. Can’t believe I didn’t think of that. Simple solutions are often the best. Just might be impractical when the fire is lit as I’ll have to run it over the floor. Hmmm
I have a Sonos Port which supports Airplay. I only use it for multiroom AirPlay. If I connect to the Dac via coax it sounds pretty good. But no better compared with the Innuos Zen AirPlay, and not Lossless.
Lossless from my local library sounds best of all via my Innuos using Roon or InnuOS sense, so I’ll probably stick with its AirPlay for AM for convenience.
Currently, my favored solution when I’m dedicated to listening to AM (which according to Apple IS Lossless but not HiRes) is to use my Apple TV 4K via an HDMI Audio splitter, with a digital coax out to my DAC. This has the added benefit of remote control from an iOS device with full AirPlay handoff to the AppleTV. It sounds great too.
But I would much prefer it to be integrated as a streaming service in Roon.
I still call macOS OSX as that is what I knew it as originally…. Love the graphic, I went from ATT Unix in school, to minix to Yggdrasil Linux, probably 1992-93… they can call it what they want, we’ll call it what WE want!