Benchmark dac2 and mqa

I’m an old guy and very tech challenged and need help understanding something. I have benchmark dac2 which I understand does not support mqa. The tidal app on my Mac mini has “more settings” for this dac. One of these settings is “pass through mqa” which is supposed disable software decoding. When I choose this setting the music still plays. Shouldn’t it not work if my dac truly doesn’t support mqa?

Showing 1 response by emiliop

Thanks for the reply guys. Think I understand what’s happening a little better now. I hear a very slight difference between pass through and not. I hear very slight increase in air when I don’t use pass through or maybe I don’t. Don’t think I’ll worry about it any more