Tidal Connect with MQA

gyosagyosa Posts: 580
edited October 2020 in Going Digital
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 3,182
    I'm sure it's in the works. Are you using Cambridge Connect or the StreamMagic app? Not sure why CA has two apps but as I've stated before the SM app is "newer and improved" but I just don't like what it's doing to the music. Maybe it's my equipment but SM's output seems bloated and fatigueing (sp?) to me. Thoughts?
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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 580
    Neither ...
    Been using Mconnect as it will do the first mqa unfold to the 851N with Tidal ...
    Been using it exclusively for the last year or so ...
    I've noticed a BIG difference in sound quality , especially with MQA tracks even though they're only 24/96.....

    Give it a shot ....
    Mconnect is a official MQA partner ..... only cost 5 bucks in the app store ...
    Much better functionality over the Stream Magic app....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • Finally! Spotify Connect is an exponentially better user experience than compared to everything else. Glad to see Tidal trying to step up while Spotify continues to drag their feet on lossless options.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
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  • I'm also surprised that Auralic and Lumin are both left off that partner list. I'm sure it won't take long to get them on board, but I figured at least one of them would be included.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,836
    What about Logitech Squeezebox Touch lol?!! I know. Ain't gonna happen. I love the SBT but it is frustrating to have the hi rez TIDAL selections be downsampled to Redbook.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 824
    Check out the current story at Darko.audio for more information.
  • Just read Darko's bit. I didn't even think about using Tidal Connect from a desktop, but once again, even easier. I hope this "Connect" format becomes the standard for everyone. Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz, whatever comes next. It's just so much easier.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 7,066
    What about Logitech Squeezebox Touch lol?!! I know. Ain't gonna happen. I love the SBT but it is frustrating to have the hi rez TIDAL selections be downsampled to Redbook.

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  • gyosagyosa Posts: 580
    We’ll see if it will do the first MQA unfold like Mconnect ....
    Looks like all the Cambridge streamers will support it ....

    https://techsupport.cambridgeaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360014654998-How-do-I-get-TIDAL-Connect-on-my-Network-Streamer-

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • So Cambridge doesn't have the direct Tidal Connect set up yet, BUT you can start using the connect feature right now via Chromecast. When I open the Tidal app my CXN appears on the available devices, but it's connected via Chromecast. Already a better user experience, but I'm excited for the true direct integration.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • gyosagyosa Posts: 580
    That’s not tidal connect ...
    Tidal has ALWAYS been able to cast to chromecast .....

    Bk
    Parasound A21 , Yamaha wxc-50 , Polk SDA 1c’s ( my first love .. ) , Kimber Kable 4TC, Sony 42” - BEDROOM

    B&K EX-442 ( it will go in my casket when I die ... ) , PS Audio 4.6 preamp ( old school , but it still jams on ... ) , Yamaha wxc-50 , Boston Acoustic voyager 7’s - POOL

    PS Audio Stellar S300 , Cambridge Audio 851n , Yamaha wxc-50 , Kimber Kable 4vs , Salk Supercharged Song towers ( difficult choice between these and my family if I had to choose ... 😩 ) , Sony XBR-A8F 65” OLED , Onkyo TX-RZ610 - DEN , MAIN RIG

    Onkyo TX-nr609 , Polk atrium 7 , Boston acoustic sound ware (4) , Boston acoustic sub , B&W center , Sharp 65” TV - PATIO

    DAYENS AMPINO ( thanks Verb ! ) , KEiiD streamer ( this was only 60 bucks ?? ) , Polk atrium 8SDi’s - KID’s BEDROOM


  • gyosa wrote: »
    That’s not tidal connect ...
    Tidal has ALWAYS been able to cast to chromecast .....

    Bk

    Correct, the Cambridge firmware update hasn't rolled out yet. However, even making that connection in the Tidal app was easier than traditional Chromecast. Based on that Cambridge link above it sounds like it might be a couple days/weeks before we get the true Connect experience.
    Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
  • Analog: MoFi MasterTracker > MoFi UltraDeck > Sutherland 20/20
    Digital: Cambridge CXC / Streaming > Cambridge CXN v2
    MastersounD Dueventi > Rosso Fiorentino Certaldo or Arcam rHead > Hifiman HE4XX
    Discogs
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