How to make Tidal sound great
I have a Hi-Fi subscription to Tidal, and until recently have been streaming it from my iPhone or iPad to my Apple TV and on via Optical to the Young DAC.
While the results have been acceptable, they were a great deal less impressive than my own files streamed from my NAS via the Raspberry Pi. Having read some talk about Tidal's streaming being a bit less than the top quality we can achieve, I thought no more about it.
The answer to all this seems to be to use Volumio's AirPlay software to stream via the Raspberry Pi and on via the normal wired connection to the Young.
Now we're getting somewhere! The Tidal stream sounds almost as good as the local streamed files. I'm talking about, at its best, just a little more 'fug' and less space and air in the stereo image when compared to a good-to-excellent local file.
Has anyone else tried any of these kind of comparisons?