I just noticed that Tidal displays “MASTER” now on MQA tracks where before it would kick down to “HIFI” - has SONAS started supporting MQA?
my understanding before was that even if you were playing the master quality music, it would downgrade to hifi and this was reflected in the display. What changed? Audio Quality or just the display?
i have two gen 2 Play 5s with the sub in my office. I enjoy the sound 😁
Thank you for any input!!!
Best answer by ratty
Sonos doesn't support MQA decode. It would make no sense to unfold lossy ultrasonics which could, if anything, damage the sound. Evidence does however suggest that Sonos is able to play the files by interpreting the top 16 bits, out of which some 13 bits evidently contain useful PCM music data.
Where do you see the word "MASTER"? A screenshot would be useful.