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Outfitted with four DACs per channel operating in parallel, there are dual oversize toroidal transformers that supply independent power to the digital and analog circuits for each channel. It represents some serious upgrades over its predecessors, the K and K that colleague Alan Taffel reviewed in Issues and respectively. Internal processing has also been upped to bit from bit. A remote control is included. The whole package weighs in at a whopping 62 pounds.

Beyond basic configuration—display, power saving, etc. Out of the box, the default deactivates these settings and each must be applied individually for respective digital sources: disc, USB, and so on. AT discussed these in copious detail and his conclusions which I urge readers to reference were borne out by my own findings.

Be prepared to spend an afternoon or two experimenting but the results are more than worth the effort. Remember there are no right or wrong answers here, and it only has to be done once as the settings are instantly saved in the KX software.

In the end, my listening preferences resulted in up-sampling settings of 2x or 4x and apodizing set to SDLY1. In unfiltered, non-oversampled default mode, the sound was flat, thin, dry, and rhythmically uninvolving, but with preferred settings I observed greater focus, presence, dimension, and ambient energy. This is basic, no-nonsense player software no remote app for a smart device is currently available to get up and running but many users will likely opt for advanced player software from the likes of Audirvana as they become acquainted with potential of the medium.

Digital playback seemed to pack on a lot of generally positive sonic qualities: low noise, tight, extended bass, flat frequency response—a lot of calories if you will, but ultimately less filling musically. The spatial and dimensional components in particular seemed like more of an afterthought.

And the actual physical expression of the artists on the stage whether solo or in full orchestral song appeared flat, dry, almost wraith-like in its lack of texture and harmonic verisimilitude.

My most common impression was an elevation of dynamics and image layering, elements that I more closely associate with analog playback. Foremost among my listening impressions was the overall sonic atmosphere that the KX conveyed—dense, rich, and saturated, and awash with ambient information. You bet. It shapes images like a sculptor, not just a sketch of frontal outlines, but with a singular sense of the front-to-back depth of the musicians.

Symphonic depth of focus was unparalleled in my experience with digital playback. Could Apple one day use MQA and deliver hi-res music? It seems unlikely in the near future, but, as goes the expression, never say never. One thing’s for sure, for anyone with an interest in audio quality, MQA is a technology that demands to be heard. Want to know more? Head over to the MQA website here opens in new tab. Listen to the What Hi-Fi? Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi?

During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by.

In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake. Becky Roberts opens in new tab. See all comments 7. I believe that many other Tidal users are figuring out this too. Probably the easiest way is through Tidal’s desktop application. Just make sure that your sound output settings are bit and 96kHz.

The Tidal mobile apps don’t encode MQA-files, so with them you will need an encoder. With Apple airplay, bluetooth or HEOS, you are limited to 44,1 kHz, so if you want to move the sound to your home studio, you will still need to figure out a way to get the sound from the encoder to the AWR.

The DACs I would leave to hifi-enthusiasts. What Hi-Fi? It is more nonsense from Bob Stewart. MQA has been proven to be lossy, adds ringing to the file, not takes it away, Is not higher that 48KHz as the supposed 3rd unfold is just oversampling method, pays Bob Stewart and his ilk a small amount for every part of the chain MQA is used on, sounds better because the file is db louder than a same FLAC version of the file. MQA also adds a watermark, which hasn’t been turned on yet, but as soon as it is one will have to pay more to play the files.

MQA is all about squeezing the end user while giving nothing in return. This is there little bait and switch game. I really won’t be desperate for an MQA device now.


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Hi there. Having an issue with Audirvana Studio as well as on my Windows 10 PC. For a while everything had been working well with both. Re the free version, it is no longer available, is outdated (won’t do integer mode on Lion or ML), and IMO was not the best sounding. One.


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