[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

China - R_P - Jun 13, 2024 - 9:25pm
 
June 2024 Photo Theme - Eyes - haresfur - Jun 13, 2024 - 9:20pm
 
Trump - Beaker - Jun 13, 2024 - 9:01pm
 
NYTimes Connections - geoff_morphini - Jun 13, 2024 - 7:13pm
 
Today in History - R_P - Jun 13, 2024 - 4:08pm
 
Radio Paradise Comments - islander - Jun 13, 2024 - 3:55pm
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Jun 13, 2024 - 3:51pm
 
Florida - R_P - Jun 13, 2024 - 3:35pm
 
USA! USA! USA! - R_P - Jun 13, 2024 - 3:08pm
 
NY Times Strands - geoff_morphini - Jun 13, 2024 - 2:17pm
 
What Did You See Today? - miamizsun - Jun 13, 2024 - 1:30pm
 
Just Wrong - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 13, 2024 - 12:50pm
 
Wordle - daily game - Steely_D - Jun 13, 2024 - 11:54am
 
Israel - thisbody - Jun 13, 2024 - 10:12am
 
Democratic Party - thisbody - Jun 13, 2024 - 9:08am
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - thisbody - Jun 13, 2024 - 8:56am
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - Red_Dragon - Jun 13, 2024 - 8:45am
 
Animal Resistance - thisbody - Jun 13, 2024 - 8:04am
 
Sonos - konz - Jun 13, 2024 - 7:47am
 
New Music - lievendegrauwe - Jun 13, 2024 - 12:43am
 
The Green Thread: A place to share info about living a gr... - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Jun 12, 2024 - 11:48pm
 
Derplahoma! - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 12, 2024 - 9:29pm
 
Business as Usual - R_P - Jun 12, 2024 - 6:17pm
 
The Obituary Page - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 12, 2024 - 9:16am
 
Guantánamo Resorts & Other Fun Trips - R_P - Jun 12, 2024 - 8:41am
 
Joe Biden - rgio - Jun 12, 2024 - 8:28am
 
Right, Left, Right of Left, Left of Right, Center...? - kurtster - Jun 11, 2024 - 10:36pm
 
What Are You Going To Do Today? - thisbody - Jun 11, 2024 - 3:54pm
 
Mixtape Culture Club - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jun 11, 2024 - 3:51pm
 
Things You Thought Today - thisbody - Jun 11, 2024 - 2:45pm
 
Breaking News - Isabeau - Jun 11, 2024 - 2:29pm
 
Calling all RP Roku users! - RPnate1 - Jun 11, 2024 - 12:50pm
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - Steely_D - Jun 11, 2024 - 10:40am
 
Words that should be put on the substitutes bench for a year - sunybuny - Jun 11, 2024 - 4:38am
 
Europe - thisbody - Jun 11, 2024 - 1:23am
 
Marijuana: Baked News. - R_P - Jun 10, 2024 - 12:01pm
 
Climate Change - R_P - Jun 10, 2024 - 11:45am
 
Streaming Marantz/HEOS - rgio - Jun 10, 2024 - 11:43am
 
Is there any DOG news out there? - thisbody - Jun 9, 2024 - 12:38pm
 
Quick! I need a chicken... - thisbody - Jun 9, 2024 - 10:38am
 
Song of the Day - Proclivities - Jun 9, 2024 - 8:34am
 
Economix - Bill_J - Jun 8, 2024 - 5:25pm
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - Antigone - Jun 8, 2024 - 2:42pm
 
Snakes & streaming images. WTH is going on? - rasta_tiger - Jun 8, 2024 - 2:16pm
 
Great guitar faces - thisbody - Jun 8, 2024 - 10:39am
 
TEXAS - maryte - Jun 8, 2024 - 9:21am
 
NASA & other news from space - Beaker - Jun 8, 2024 - 8:23am
 
Live Music - oldviolin - Jun 7, 2024 - 10:03pm
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Jun 7, 2024 - 9:54pm
 
Republican Party - kcar - Jun 7, 2024 - 8:11pm
 
favorite love songs - Manbird - Jun 7, 2024 - 8:06pm
 
Lyrics that are stuck in your head today... - Manbird - Jun 7, 2024 - 8:04pm
 
What the hell OV? - oldviolin - Jun 7, 2024 - 7:42pm
 
Can you afford to retire? - JrzyTmata - Jun 7, 2024 - 2:05pm
 
Old timers, crosswords & - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 7, 2024 - 12:09pm
 
Military Matters - R_P - Jun 7, 2024 - 11:31am
 
Favorite Quotes - black321 - Jun 7, 2024 - 7:45am
 
What makes you smile? - Red_Dragon - Jun 7, 2024 - 6:32am
 
Artificial Intelligence - johkir - Jun 6, 2024 - 3:57pm
 
Cryptic Posts - Leave Them Guessing - oldviolin - Jun 6, 2024 - 12:35pm
 
What's with the Sitar? ...and Robert Plant - thisbody - Jun 6, 2024 - 11:16am
 
songs that ROCK! - thisbody - Jun 6, 2024 - 10:39am
 
Canada - Beaker - Jun 5, 2024 - 1:58pm
 
the Todd Rundgren topic - miamizsun - Jun 5, 2024 - 5:00am
 
Photos you have taken of your walks or hikes. - MrDill - Jun 5, 2024 - 2:26am
 
What Makes You Laugh? - Steely_D - Jun 5, 2024 - 12:44am
 
Automotive Lust - KurtfromLaQuinta - Jun 4, 2024 - 9:28pm
 
Art Show - Manbird - Jun 4, 2024 - 8:20pm
 
Bad Poetry - Isabeau - Jun 4, 2024 - 12:11pm
 
Classic TV Curiosities - Isabeau - Jun 4, 2024 - 12:09pm
 
What's that smell? - Isabeau - Jun 4, 2024 - 11:50am
 
Music Videos - black321 - Jun 4, 2024 - 10:11am
 
Baseball, anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Jun 4, 2024 - 8:28am
 
Your First Albums - Manbird - Jun 3, 2024 - 5:42pm
 
King Crimson - Steely_D - Jun 3, 2024 - 2:25pm
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » About RP » MQA Stream Coming to BLUOS Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Post to this Topic
jarro

jarro Avatar

Location: #guad
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 15, 2024 - 7:19am

 WoodieGoodpecker wrote:

Hi All, I am new to these forums, so forgive me for noob mistakes.
We play RP most of the day on our Node2, from the time I get up. We keep the Node logged in (Music Services/Radio Paradise/Login). This allows us to rate songs with the 'thumb up' and 'thumb down' icons.

Here's the bug: On rating a song, the artwork and song info suddenly reverts to the previous song. Note that this only happens a few song into the stream. It's very consistent.
I have reported the issue to Bluesound,  but that was years ago, and anyways their support is pathetic to nonexistent.
The workaround is to hit 'pause' and then 'play', then the artwork is refreshed. 
I actually don't know whether this is a RP issue, or a Bluesound issue.

Is this a known problem?


There is some quirky stuff with their RP app.
Redoing it is on their to do list.  But no eta on when that will be out.  


WoodieGoodpecker

Location: Wankouver BC
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 14, 2024 - 10:40am

Hi All, I am new to these forums, so forgive me for noob mistakes.
We play RP most of the day on our Node2, from the time I get up. We keep the Node logged in (Music Services/Radio Paradise/Login). This allows us to rate songs with the 'thumb up' and 'thumb down' icons.

Here's the bug: On rating a song, the artwork and song info suddenly reverts to the previous song. Note that this only happens a few song into the stream. It's very consistent.
I have reported the issue to Bluesound,  but that was years ago, and anyways their support is pathetic to nonexistent.
The workaround is to hit 'pause' and then 'play', then the artwork is refreshed. 
I actually don't know whether this is a RP issue, or a Bluesound issue.

Is this a known problem?
robin2

robin2 Avatar



Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 11:47am

MQA via my NAD M10 and Neat Iota Alpha’s. Just great sounding. Very impressive MQA delivery of streaming digital. 
FransKaos



Posted: Jul 8, 2022 - 1:58pm

Why is the MQA stream approx. 5 dB louder than the FLAC stream? At least at my end (Node N130). /F*K
nickt1

nickt1 Avatar

Location: Methven NewZealand
Gender: Male


Posted: May 21, 2022 - 1:09am

 jwbrent wrote:





Was listening to RP flac+ on my ifi Zen streamer and just noticed an improvement in SQ and when I checked the Zen it had the blue light on which indicates MQA master authentication.(previously it was green).
This was previously only available to bluesound products. Sounds fantastic-thanks RP!
Edit. Appears MQA is not  working any more as the indicator light is now yellow rather than blue.
I hope the Bluesound sponsorship ends soon and MQA can becomes available to all enabled devices.
Nice while it lasted!

jwbrent

jwbrent Avatar

Location: Seal Beach
Gender: Male


Posted: May 20, 2022 - 10:32pm

 jwbrent wrote:

Really happy to read, Bill, you plan on releasing 24/96 streams sometime in the future. I’m an unabashed audiophile always looking to tweak the sound to a higher level. 👍

Any idea on when this might happen, and will the streams be flac for android and alac for iOS? Also, will I be able to use an external dac on my iOS device to convert the 24/96 stream, or is this functionality only with the BlueOS product?




roycampb565

roycampb565 Avatar

Location: Christchurch


Posted: Apr 13, 2022 - 6:30pm

HI there - can I stream MQA via an Antipodes server? Long shot I guess but gotta ask!
ragingbullwinkle



Posted: Feb 6, 2022 - 10:33am

Set up question, bought the Node new version. Now I'm not sure where what I'm listing to came from. Speakers or MOA Also bought a set of Wharfedale Elysian II and all I can say is it's absolutely amazing! The problem is I'm using my iPhone as a remote if I hit the sleep button on the phone the Node goes silent if I let it go to sleep on its own Node plays on. Annoying and looking for a fix. Thanks
William

William Avatar

Location: Eureka!
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 29, 2021 - 4:30pm

 stevedino wrote:

I have become addicted to Radio Paradise after setting up my recently purchased Nad M10V2 with KEF R5 floor standing speakers. Sounds so good using the MQA option via the BluOS app.  Amazed with the quality, totally recommend it. 



KEF speakers rock! Glad you're enjoying the MQA option. 
stevedino

Location: Norwich, UK


Posted: Dec 29, 2021 - 10:11am

I have become addicted to Radio Paradise after setting up my recently purchased Nad M10V2 with KEF R5 floor standing speakers. Sounds so good using the MQA option via the BluOS app.  Amazed with the quality, totally recommend it. 
RichW

RichW Avatar



Posted: Dec 24, 2021 - 11:50am

Just installed a Bluesound Powernode to bring back into use a set of very good wired speakers we were not using enough through an old buggy amp we had. I'm blown away by both the Powernode and the MQA stream quality. The sound is definitely better. Also impressed by the BlueOS app. Very intuitive; got several other talk and music streams setup easily on presets. The node also connects to my headphones and Bose speakers in another room.

Thanks Bill!
William

William Avatar

Location: Eureka!
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 10:57am

 artistone59 wrote:

Hi I purchased a Rotel RA-1572 with Bluetooth. Does the MQA support this amp?
I don't see it listed. 
Let me know thanks Don



No. Not at this point. You should be able to get our FLAC streams, however. Those sound very good. 
artistone59



Posted: Dec 16, 2021 - 8:04am

Hi I purchased a Rotel RA-1572 with Bluetooth. Does the MQA support this amp?
I don't see it listed. 
Let me know thanks Don
scoots_mcgoo

scoots_mcgoo Avatar

Location: Portland, OR


Posted: Aug 27, 2021 - 5:38pm

 nickt1 wrote:

Just bought a Blue sound node 2i on special at the affiliate link to Amazon for $479  as I wanted to get rid of the clutter and hassle of running a PC for music. What I wasn't prepared for was improvement in sound quality with MQA when connected to my Topping D90 DAC- rivaling CD quality -really outstanding product.
And being able to use your phone or tablet to control the Blue sound while listening is an added bonus.
Congratulations Radio Paradise for being forward thinking and adopting this game changing technology.



Welcome to the real world 
nickt1

nickt1 Avatar

Location: Methven NewZealand
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 25, 2021 - 9:06pm

Just bought a Blue sound node 2i on special at the affiliate link to Amazon for $479  as I wanted to get rid of the clutter and hassle of running a PC for music. What I wasn't prepared for was improvement in sound quality with MQA when connected to my Topping D90 DAC- rivaling CD quality -really outstanding product.
And being able to use your phone or tablet to control the Blue sound while listening is an added bonus.
Congratulations Radio Paradise for being forward thinking and adopting this game changing technology.

Cebolla



Posted: Jul 27, 2021 - 9:00am

 BillG wrote:
When we're ready to launch a hi-res stream, it will be available as straight FLAC as well as MQA. 

Due to the nature of how we deliver our audio, it will never be a mix of different sample rates & bit depths. Everything needs to be standardized to the same rate, probably 24/96. Even if the only master we have is 16/44.1 it will be upsampled to 24/96 and will read out as such on your DAC. 

Because we mix songs together into a continuous flow, there is absolutely no way around that. 

Bill, are you anywhere near ready to launch the straight hi-res FLAC streams available to everyone, as well as the hi-res MQA streams for BluOS?

Also, will you stop providing the current 16bit/44.1 kHz MQA encoded (aka MQA-CD) streams for BluOS in order to actually replace them with the hi-res MQA streams when ready? Presumably the current straight 16bit/44.1kHz FLAC streams will continue to be available after the straight hi-res FLAC are launched, for those that don't require hi-res.



scoots_mcgoo

scoots_mcgoo Avatar

Location: Portland, OR


Posted: May 25, 2021 - 2:08pm

The mere mention of MQA creates nutters emerging from their caves like bats. I see it on all the forums. They're like blockbuster video execs looking at netflix back in the day. 

For the rest of us sentient beings: spread the good word on RP. Great content, solid servers, free (I donate monthly). 

Oh and: if you're not donating a buck or three each month, you shouldn't even be on these forums. Pony up for these guys. 

asusinskas

asusinskas Avatar

Location: Dreaming of the mountains...
Gender: Male


Posted: May 24, 2021 - 6:51am

I was (very) pleasantly surprised when I saw the MQA option when streaming via BluOS.  To my ears, the sound quality has been further improved.  Opinions aside, thanks Bill and Rebecca for giving us so many listening options.  Where else can you get this level of quality and number of listening choices with a donation supported service model?  RP has become a standard fixture in my home, car, etc.  Let's make sure to keep this listening jewel around for a long time!  Thanks Bill and Rebecca!
William

William Avatar

Location: Eureka!
Gender: Male


Posted: May 22, 2021 - 6:13am

 R567 wrote:

How about having the flac streams as a reference guaranteed to send a bit-perfect copy of the original CD track? It might lead to very different sound levels between tracks, but it would be a useful tool for audiophiles. Is that a possibility?



That wouldn't work. For one thing, the flac streams are the source used for transcoding into AAC & mp3. 
R567

Location: UK


Posted: May 22, 2021 - 2:25am

How about having the flac streams as a reference guaranteed to send a bit-perfect copy of the original CD track? It might lead to very different sound levels between tracks, but it would be a useful tool for audiophiles. Is that a possibility?
Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next