Originally Posted by snbeall
I imagine there any number of ways around all these issues. After all, to hit this price point, some compromises had to be made. Unfortunately, since they’re hardware issues, they require external hardware device solutions - which defeats the whole all in one box solution. For instance , if you ran Tidal/Roon to it in a WIRED configuration you could get around a lot of these functionality issues. But that would add another $1000 for a Roon Core device and subscription. And require a local Ethernet connection which I lack (and can’t add). But kinda defeats the purpose of wireless doesn’t it?
So I’m going back to my 20 plus year old Meridian DSP’s fed by a Bluesound Node 2 which doesn’t have nearly as many issues while they iron out the kinks, improve the App, add MQA, and come out with an all matte black edition. It has phenomenal potential. And for those that have workarounds for all these faults, there is nothing better at the price. I’ll be back. When they’re ready for prime time. Maybe sooner when someone points out what I’m missing...
Have you not tried using the Node 2 as the sole input to the LS50 Wireless? It can run your playback absolutely gapless, handle MQA flawlessly, and act as a Roon endpoint.
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