Hi,davidf said:Anybody else heard it yet?
I had a listen to Alanis Morissette's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie album yesterday, and the first track (despite being one I normally skip during demos), sounded a bit different to how I remember it. I have it ripped from CD on my ZENith, so I'm going to compare the two today to see if it's just my memory or whether a different master has been used to the CD. Other than a few little bits I don't recall hearing before, most of the album seemed the same, just the first track sounded quite different.
You may need to check the decoding of the MQA. It seems that Tidal allows the MQA decoded stream to be passed to the digital output, but other implementations of decoding do not allow this.
If you playing a file from a streamer or hard disk not using an MQA codec application, then it will be whatever the file bit depth and sample rate is inherent in the file, but the decoding of the higher frequencies will not occur.