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Is anyone using Mac devices successfully streaming above 44.1k from Qobuz?


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(With a digital hi res signal going to your hifi)

 

If so, please tell us how you are doing it exactly and share any pitfalls you discovered along the way.

 

Many thanks in advance,

 

Jules

Hifi: Qobuz, Roon, Weiss 501, ADAM Audio A5X  + sub. Portable: iPhone 12 pro max, Qobuz, THX Onyx DAC, Empire Ears Nemesis iems. 

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Yes, using Audirvana+ with Qobuz integration. My DAC (connected via Belcanto mlink USB SPDIF) confirms the correct high res format.

 

You're probably aware, but Qobuznobly streams high-res on albums you purchased from them in that format. Anything else will always be redbook only.

 

 

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Thanks yes I understand that it's only the purchased material playable at the hi res rates thanks. I have a few albums I bought.

 

But my system's inputs only has one TOS optical input and I was hoping the connection to be wireless

 

Chromecast Audio to optical isn't working hires for me so far. I can transmit 44.1k signal to the optical in via the CCA but something isn't working at 96k.

 

Is there a more robust wifi to optical system I can try?

 

Or I could run a some sort of USB to optical out from an old mackbook air I have kicking around and control that via Audirvana + via my iPhone?

 

Or get the Chromecast Audio and Sony optical TOS To talk to each other @ 96k....

 

I am all ears for ideas thanks.

Hifi: Qobuz, Roon, Weiss 501, ADAM Audio A5X  + sub. Portable: iPhone 12 pro max, Qobuz, THX Onyx DAC, Empire Ears Nemesis iems. 

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The old MacBook solution should definitely work (limited to 96khz most likely). And the A+ remote app is working quite well in general.

 

Can't comment about the other options.

 

 

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Chromecast Audio is supposed to support 24/96 files however I think it's limited to flac and WAV. I haven't tried myself as I don't have a way to send files via wifi but internet stations sound very nice. I use TuneIn app with iPhone to cast.

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Cool. If you pay or premium do you lose the audio ads? I have been reading their site but they aren't making that 100 clear (they refer to banner ads as well)

Hifi: Qobuz, Roon, Weiss 501, ADAM Audio A5X  + sub. Portable: iPhone 12 pro max, Qobuz, THX Onyx DAC, Empire Ears Nemesis iems. 

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I am running Audirvana with Qobuz and Dirac Live. The MacBook USB output goes to a iFi iUSB 3.0 device and then to a Chord 2Qute DAC. I upsample in Audirvana to 192kHz before sending it to Dirac Live. I asked Qobuz if they stream music in high res format and they confirmed that but I am not sure about it. However I am pleased with the quality as it is now and moved recently from Tidal because of the music selection offered with Qobuz.

 

 

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Yes 96 kHz which is the limit of my Chromecast Audio ;)

 

I am jealous! Mines not working above 44.1k

 

Can I please ask you to confirm.

 

1) are you streaming 96k purchased material directly from Qobuz?

2) or are you playing back 96k files you have from your computer drives?

 

(its scenario 1 I am trying to get going)

Hifi: Qobuz, Roon, Weiss 501, ADAM Audio A5X  + sub. Portable: iPhone 12 pro max, Qobuz, THX Onyx DAC, Empire Ears Nemesis iems. 

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To your first question , yes from purchased material from Qobuz , directly from iPad to Chromecast ( everything above 96 is down Sampl)

for the second question, i never tried as I use USB for computer to listen above 96 purchased or DSD with Audirvana

 

Check your DAC ? Optical in limit ?

 

 

Marantz SA14 S1 & PM14 S1 Special edition

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Chromecast Audio

Audirvana, A+, mac book pro

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i do not have sublime all i do is listen to streaming music in FLAC from Qobuz. are you guys using the term 'streaming' to mean music you have purchased as hires and downloaded to your hard drives? i am obviously not in europe and am afraid to sign up for sublime because my address is 'new france' which is what the northeast usa would have been called if the french had won on the plains of abraham-so i don't want to lose my subscription( always thought it was pretty cheeky of Qobuz to give me that address). i was able to purchase one song from the stones new blues album but it is not hires. for me hires=FLAC and am happy as a clam and love the Qobuz choices many i could never listen to here on TIDAL.

what you all think of MQA or doesn't it concern you and do any of you subscribe to TIDAL or use Audivrana A+

bobbmd

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I have a Qobuz 320 kbs streaming subscription and then purchase my favourite albums in red-book or hi-res formats. I can stream these at CD quality or download them to my iPad using the Qobuz iPad app at their full resolution. I can then play hi-res files on the iPad - the iFi iDSD indicator confirms that it is a genuine hi-res stream.

 

 

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