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nickt1

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Posted: May 21, 2022 - 1:09am

 jwbrent wrote:





Was listening to RP flac+ on my ifi Zen streamer and just noticed an improvement in SQ and when I checked the Zen it had the blue light on which indicates MQA master authentication.(previously it was green).
This was previously only available to bluesound products. Sounds fantastic-thanks RP!
Edit. Appears MQA is not  working any more as the indicator light is now yellow rather than blue.
I hope the Bluesound sponsorship ends soon and MQA can becomes available to all enabled devices.
Nice while it lasted!

jwbrent

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Posted: May 20, 2022 - 10:32pm

 jwbrent wrote:

Really happy to read, Bill, you plan on releasing 24/96 streams sometime in the future. I’m an unabashed audiophile always looking to tweak the sound to a higher level. 👍

Any idea on when this might happen, and will the streams be flac for android and alac for iOS? Also, will I be able to use an external dac on my iOS device to convert the 24/96 stream, or is this functionality only with the BlueOS product?




jwbrent

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Posted: May 20, 2022 - 10:11pm

Really happy to read, Bill, you plan on releasing 24/96 streams sometime in the future. I’m an unabashed audiophile always looking to tweak the sound to a higher level. 👍

Any idea on when this might happen, and will the streams be flac for android and alac for iOS?
roycampb565

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Posted: Apr 13, 2022 - 6:30pm

HI there - can I stream MQA via an Antipodes server? Long shot I guess but gotta ask!
ragingbullwinkle



Posted: Feb 6, 2022 - 10:33am

Set up question, bought the Node new version. Now I'm not sure where what I'm listing to came from. Speakers or MOA Also bought a set of Wharfedale Elysian II and all I can say is it's absolutely amazing! The problem is I'm using my iPhone as a remote if I hit the sleep button on the phone the Node goes silent if I let it go to sleep on its own Node plays on. Annoying and looking for a fix. Thanks
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Posted: Dec 29, 2021 - 4:30pm

 stevedino wrote:

I have become addicted to Radio Paradise after setting up my recently purchased Nad M10V2 with KEF R5 floor standing speakers. Sounds so good using the MQA option via the BluOS app.  Amazed with the quality, totally recommend it. 



KEF speakers rock! Glad you're enjoying the MQA option. 
stevedino

Location: Norwich, UK


Posted: Dec 29, 2021 - 10:11am

I have become addicted to Radio Paradise after setting up my recently purchased Nad M10V2 with KEF R5 floor standing speakers. Sounds so good using the MQA option via the BluOS app.  Amazed with the quality, totally recommend it. 
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Posted: Dec 24, 2021 - 11:50am

Just installed a Bluesound Powernode to bring back into use a set of very good wired speakers we were not using enough through an old buggy amp we had. I'm blown away by both the Powernode and the MQA stream quality. The sound is definitely better. Also impressed by the BlueOS app. Very intuitive; got several other talk and music streams setup easily on presets. The node also connects to my headphones and Bose speakers in another room.

Thanks Bill!
BillG

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Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 10:57am

 artistone59 wrote:

Hi I purchased a Rotel RA-1572 with Bluetooth. Does the MQA support this amp?
I don't see it listed. 
Let me know thanks Don



No. Not at this point. You should be able to get our FLAC streams, however. Those sound very good. 
artistone59



Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 8:04am

Hi I purchased a Rotel RA-1572 with Bluetooth. Does the MQA support this amp?
I don't see it listed. 
Let me know thanks Don
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Posted: Aug 27, 2021 - 5:38pm

 nickt1 wrote:

Just bought a Blue sound node 2i on special at the affiliate link to Amazon for $479  as I wanted to get rid of the clutter and hassle of running a PC for music. What I wasn't prepared for was improvement in sound quality with MQA when connected to my Topping D90 DAC- rivaling CD quality -really outstanding product.
And being able to use your phone or tablet to control the Blue sound while listening is an added bonus.
Congratulations Radio Paradise for being forward thinking and adopting this game changing technology.



Welcome to the real world 
nickt1

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Posted: Aug 25, 2021 - 9:06pm

Just bought a Blue sound node 2i on special at the affiliate link to Amazon for $479  as I wanted to get rid of the clutter and hassle of running a PC for music. What I wasn't prepared for was improvement in sound quality with MQA when connected to my Topping D90 DAC- rivaling CD quality -really outstanding product.
And being able to use your phone or tablet to control the Blue sound while listening is an added bonus.
Congratulations Radio Paradise for being forward thinking and adopting this game changing technology.

Cebolla



Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 9:00am

 BillG wrote:
When we're ready to launch a hi-res stream, it will be available as straight FLAC as well as MQA. 

Due to the nature of how we deliver our audio, it will never be a mix of different sample rates & bit depths. Everything needs to be standardized to the same rate, probably 24/96. Even if the only master we have is 16/44.1 it will be upsampled to 24/96 and will read out as such on your DAC. 

Because we mix songs together into a continuous flow, there is absolutely no way around that. 

Bill, are you anywhere near ready to launch the straight hi-res FLAC streams available to everyone, as well as the hi-res MQA streams for BluOS?

Also, will you stop providing the current 16bit/44.1 kHz MQA encoded (aka MQA-CD) streams for BluOS in order to actually replace them with the hi-res MQA streams when ready? Presumably the current straight 16bit/44.1kHz FLAC streams will continue to be available after the straight hi-res FLAC are launched, for those that don't require hi-res.



scoots_mcgoo

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Posted: May 25, 2021 - 2:08pm

The mere mention of MQA creates nutters emerging from their caves like bats. I see it on all the forums. They're like blockbuster video execs looking at netflix back in the day. 

For the rest of us sentient beings: spread the good word on RP. Great content, solid servers, free (I donate monthly). 

Oh and: if you're not donating a buck or three each month, you shouldn't even be on these forums. Pony up for these guys. 

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Posted: May 24, 2021 - 6:51am

I was (very) pleasantly surprised when I saw the MQA option when streaming via BluOS.  To my ears, the sound quality has been further improved.  Opinions aside, thanks Bill and Rebecca for giving us so many listening options.  Where else can you get this level of quality and number of listening choices with a donation supported service model?  RP has become a standard fixture in my home, car, etc.  Let's make sure to keep this listening jewel around for a long time!  Thanks Bill and Rebecca!
BillG

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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 6:13am

 R567 wrote:

How about having the flac streams as a reference guaranteed to send a bit-perfect copy of the original CD track? It might lead to very different sound levels between tracks, but it would be a useful tool for audiophiles. Is that a possibility?



That wouldn't work. For one thing, the flac streams are the source used for transcoding into AAC & mp3. 
R567

Location: UK


Posted: May 22, 2021 - 2:25am

How about having the flac streams as a reference guaranteed to send a bit-perfect copy of the original CD track? It might lead to very different sound levels between tracks, but it would be a useful tool for audiophiles. Is that a possibility?
j_mason



Posted: May 21, 2021 - 4:34pm

 Mikey78 wrote:

TBH I'd prefer to listen via Roon as I can quick link on the artist/track/album and find them and add them to my library, I'm pleased to report RP has opened my ears to many a new artist and the integration with Roon make it so easy to find out about the artist.


Absolutely agree. 
For me, RP through Roon is a total game-changer. RP plays me great music which I can then discover more about via Roon and then add the album to my library (with a Tidal or Qobuz subscription) and generally discover more about artists previously unknown to me. Brilliant

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Posted: May 21, 2021 - 3:07pm

 BillG wrote:


 
 
When we're ready to launch a hi-res stream, it will be available as straight FLAC as well as MQA. 

Due to the nature of how we deliver our audio, it will never be a mix of different sample rates & bit depths. Everything needs to be standardized to the same rate, probably 24/96. Even if the only master we have is 16/44.1 it will be upsampled to 24/96 and will read out as such on your DAC. 

Because we mix songs together into a continuous flow, there is absolutely no way around that. 




(Old post, I know but just arrived)
Thank you for that, Bill. It answers the question I often have on my mind regarding the future of RP.
Most of my digital music collection is 24 bit at least. I have a strong musical background and I believe there are many like me who can hear the difference between different violins, or pianos, or given an appropriate source, 16 bit CDs and 24 bit audio. I'm on my third LG Vxx phone mostly because of the built-in DAC. Wired into the stereo it's a beautifully full, detailed sound. Bluetooth doesn't cut it. I eagerly look forward to RP offering 24 bit audio (and I get the upsampling dilemma).
Thanks again.
barrie



Posted: May 21, 2021 - 2:16pm

 R567 wrote:

If you like the sound of MQA, that's fine, but any claim to fidelity seems dubious. 



I am just listening to RP using MQA through the Bludound node21.

WOW  simply wonderful My face is aching  smiling.
well done RP great move embracing MQA
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