Tidal MQA 24/44.1 getting decoded as 88.2?

The MQA information on the track says it’s 44.1/24-bit, but when ROON decodes it seems to be upsampling to 88.2, even though the track doesn’t seem to be that bitrate? Am I misunderstanding what it’s saying here?

The output of the MQA decoder always is 88.2/96 kHz – regardless of the original sample rate. If the original sample rate is 44.1/48 kHz, it gets upsampled.


Ah. Thanks - I thought it would be the same as the source’s original sample rate.