Okay, answering my own question since I just found it in another thread: no MQA unfolding at this point, but it sure looks like it. Anyway, looking forward to when that’s actually being done in Roon, that’s going to be exciting! (especially if it can be turned off for some A/B testing )
Roon Labs is the latest software partner to announce integrated MQA support for its award-winning music player. Roon’s desktop software will support local MQA file playback, as well as TIDAL MQA streaming for HiFi subscribers.
Roon now joins MQA software partners Amarra and Audirvana, who both continue to work on their Windows implementation of MQA. Audirvana Plus for Windows 10 will be released by end of January 2018, enjoying the same feature levels as Audirvana Plus for Mac, and benefiting additionally from a totally redesigned user interface.
Now that contracts have been signed I would hope that the commercial confidentiality associated with negotiations might ease into mutually agreed statements regarding implementation. That will be informed in part by technical considerations so there are a few things to be done before announcements can be made.
All that is publicly known at this stage is that after a (very) lengthy period of negotiation, agreement has been reached. Roon will support first unfolding of MQA and anyone who knows further details about it has a big dopey grin on their face.
I tried three mqa dacs and honestly love the two unfolds in roon more then full. The same was true of the tidal desktop app. By the way roon tidal is better than desktop app in sound on same CUST server pc.
What I do want and don’t see is markings on master albums.
I can search for them on desktop app and it’s easy to see with an M below album. Will tidal have this ?