Apologies if this is embedded somewhere in the forum - wasn’t able to get a clear view…
A rather basic question: for Naim Streamers (NDX, ND5XS2, NDX2, etc…) what’s the maximum bitrate they can playback by music service (not UPnP / local files) ?? For example, Tidal can play X, Qobuz, Y, Spotify Z…Are they different or does it purely depend on the service? Thanks!
Qobuz supports up to 24 bit/192 Khz, which my NDX 2 happily streams. Tidal will be limited to CD quality (16 bit/44.1 Khz) on Naim streamers, as Naim doesn’t implement MQA.
Obviously, if you go through an intermediate box that can do the extra unfolds, and then transform to an appropriate PCM bitstream, you’ll get higher bitrates through Tidal. There’s a bit of debate as to whether Tidal unfolds work, but I haven’t bothered to form an opinion.