Tidal streaming quality setting ignored

Setup: Windows 10 server, Windows 10 remote/playback, wired ethernet, roon 1.8.778

Issue: settings → services → tidal → streaming quality set to “HiFi” but roon radio still picks MQA files. Also, signal path shows different MQA quality than album info.

You see MQA, you get cd quality.

Oh, just looked closely at signal path. It shows flac 16/44.1. Never mind.

Oops spoke too soon…

This is well documented in other threads. Tidal HiFi does not exclude 16 bit 44.1 kHz MQA. But for 24 bit MQA, Tidal Masters is required.



Hey @SKBubba,

Thanks so much for bringing up this topic. I’m sorry we weren’t around to chime in sooner - we’re doing our best to reply to everyone :pleading_face:

@WiWavelength and @ged_hickman1 thanks for your interventions :pray:

Is there anything we can help with at the moment, @SKBubba ?