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Old 11-08-2018, 02:53 AM
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Default MQA software update — worth it?

Have any of you purchased the mqa software update for your Aurender? Worth the $50? Is it noticeably better? If so, how so?
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Am surprised you have to pay for same. I'll strike Aurender off my list of DAC candidates.
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I have Lumin , and there the updates are free
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:17 AM
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I thought of the MQA for Aurender as more of an install of another feature than as an update. All of the updates after the first install have been free. I found the $50 expense to be one of my best bang for the buck purchases. I do have Tidal MQA streamed into a MQA DAC and am loving it.
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Am surprised you have to pay for same. I'll strike Aurender off my list of DAC candidates.
I believe that the Aurender units that have a DAC already handle MQA. The servers (which don't have DACs) do not have MQA integrated.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:55 PM
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I have Lumin , and there the updates are free
Updates to the device and app are free, but they charge by unit to support initial MQA unfolding.
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Updates to the device and app are free, but they charge by unit to support initial MQA unfolding.


Please elaborate if what you wrote was related to the Lumin.
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Please elaborate if what you wrote was related to the Lumin.
Applies to Aurender servers.
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