Not quite following. All you need for MQA is a compatible DAC.
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I am looking into Convolution files inserted into my ROON server to do DSP. You measure the room and then use some software to fit a few established performance curves. One curve for each file.
Read the comments to this linked article.
I am not sure about MQA and DSD with Convolution files since I am in the baby steps of my research.
@kalali I know but if I invest in the miniDSP the I will be unable to use a day that have MQA / DSD.
And I hope that PS Audio soon will make a new Direct Stream Junior.
I was so lucky that I could audit the PS Audio DirectStream with the bridge for one week. And it was the best DAC I have ever heard. But to expensive for me.
@martin-anderson Read some of the comments by @mitchco and read some of his articles posted on the site. I just bought his book on setting up DSP via convolution files. I hope to get back into reading it once my job stuff is under control. He also has recently started a company that remotely generates the convolution files given some measurements of your room. I am going to try to do this first myself and see where it takes me.
I bought a lifetime subscription to ROON 6 months before they released the product. It has turned out to be a great purchase. I have to thank the son of PS Audio’s owner. I met him at an audio show and he said do not buy any audio client software until I have a look at ROON. He said that will be the dominant player.
Sorry, just reread, and now understand what I think is a typo.
You want to keep DSD AND Tidal MQA while adding room correction.
OK, you can do this with Roon, but it won’t do the room analysis part for you. You have to collect the data yourself and either adjust Roon’s parametric EQs or use their convolution engine. Both require you to use your own mic and something like Room EQ Wizard or OmniMIc.
I find that my hifi room naturally sounds great with no Electronic Nannies. No live nannies either, as my wife could have an issue with that as our kids have grown and moved out. Tall sloped ceiling, walls and windows far enough away from the speakers to render "first reflection" issues irrelevant, furniture and a large rug...it does sound like a room I suppose, but then so what? Consequently, to get away with no electronic "room correction" other than moving speakers and subs around (I do have a rarely used Schiit Loki for full disclosure), you should simply live in my house. Come on over!