My Configuration as below:
Roon Core installed on QNAP TS-251+ with Intel Celeron J1900 CPU with 8GB RAM
Topping E50 connected via USB directly to Roon Core as Audio Output, thereby via PCM output to Integrated Amp.
When I am setting the MQA capabilities via Roon Remote software for E50 as “MQA decoder and renderer”, while enabling “MQA core decoder”, during playback of MQA files on Tidal via any device (iPad, iPhone, PC), the playback will abruptly disconnected and on the Roon Remote software, the bottom bar normally displaying song info, with playback, pause, previous & next track button will flash and display (for ~5seconds) “Select Output Device” and will then go back to the normal display, with the playback stopped.
The same happens when I disable MQA core decoder or even if I select the device MQA capabilities as either “Decoder Only” or “Renderer Only”.
Please see below the link to a video I’ve captured from my PC for this issue.
Only if I select the MQA capabilities as “No MQA Support” and enabling “MQA Core Decoder” then I will able to playback MQA files from Tidal but in this case, I will not be able to have the MQA file fully unfolded. (See link below for successful MQA playback with MQA Core Decoder set as “No MQA Capability”.
If I have the E50 connected to my PC, everything works fine, decoding & rendering can be done all by the E50, or decoding be done by the Core while the rendering be done by the E50. (MQA vs OFS).
I have tried and change all sort of settings available both in the NAS and in Roon but couldnt get the E50 to unfold any MQA, to any degree.
Anyone has come across this scenario? or anyone has any pointer that I can give it a try?
Thanks in advance.