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about MQA on Tidal there is a workaround how to access and play even from different devices and not just desktop app
Yo can simply create new playlist, call it Master,MQA or what ever you like. Than you add all the available MQA releases on Tidal into this playlist.
And now you are able to access all from any system you like
Regarding your system I think you just over-complicate the whole, sorry.
I would just fit PC which would run Roon under your TV and hook it to your system and than use cheap tablet or smartphone with Roon app to access it and play your music
Ok will explain my system -what I wanted to do and my issues so far. Any help/insight/opinion appreciated.
System is Oppo 105 with a Bryston BDA-3 Dac, Gryphon Attilla amp and Zingali Twenty Evo 1.2 speakers-I listen to mainly discs but the odd download but was wanting to experiment a bit with computer audio. My biggest issue is I sit 4M away from my system-which is housed below a 43 inch Sony TV.
I wanted to use the Tidal desktop app and maybe Roon or Audirvana to integrate my large iTunes collection-a fair amount of hi-res downloads. Tidal I want the desktop app for the MQA option. Beyond that to be 100% clear streaming is not an option for me as my Oppo only matches CD quality if wired in via ethernet. and that is a 25m run...i have that length of cable bought cheap just to check I wasn't losing my mind and yes ethernet connect is miles better than wifi..I do use the Oppo app on my phone and iPad just to play some downloads connected to the Oppo on a small hard drive via usb.Much better interface and miles quicker than using the remote.
I did some experimenting with the good ladies Macbook and heard I could get good results through that and the Tidal desktop app and read up quite a bit and spoke to my local Apple store because I was thinking Mac mini-we have Macs currently.
So bought a Mac Mini-hooked up to the TV via HDMI -have an old trackpad I can use and downloaded Roon. I won't bore you with all my set up issues although Roon was a crushing disappointment but eventually got everything set up.
I thought I could via VPN apps basically use my iPad to control the Mac mini-simply didn't work-couldn't get any of about 4 to work. Plus because my iPad mini is 1st generation the Roon app doesn't work on it either. I then tried to work on the basis of screen zoom via a trackpad as at 4M you can just about with my old eyes see the screen but again that wasn't very neat either. So after about 4 days faffing about I took the Mac mini back partially because some of the aspects told to me didn't work and at nearly 700 quid I just wanted a lot more plug and play.
The system showed a lot of promise sonically but the interface was a bag of crap-I would have lived and worked through some of it if either Roon or indeed the control aspect was spot on but fighting on 2 fronts I took the Mac mini back just to ensure a clear refund.
I'm still interested in getting this set up. It doesn't need to be Mac I thought about a few of the 2 in 1 laptops with the bases that have USB's etc but I think unless I'm wrong the real processing and storage aspects are in the tablet part-so I'm guessing that the base being connected via USB to my Dac will not work.
So I would be interested if you guys that have set up systems or several systems could maybe nail solutions easier than what I have worked through so far......thanks.