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Tidal MAX: any luck above 96/24?

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Just installed 2.6.0 on my Zen mk3. When accessing my Tidal Premium account (via Sense) the New Albums' page 1st place today was Jennifer Lopez
Accessing the Artist's page,
All HD have MAX "flag"
None AAC have HD "flag"
All FLAC have CD "flag"
I went to Bob Dylan's page and found the same, except only 2 FLAC/CD tagged albums the huge majority is HD/MAX
The same for Johann Sebastian Bach (748 albums): a huge amount of FLAC/CD plus several AAC, very few HD/MAX

Went for the Creedence's Cosmos Factory album that **showed as MQA in my InnuOS history** and... it now shows as HD/MAX, and plays as FLAC 96/24 (shown on the Sense app/browser) and shows 96/24 at the DAC -- so no incoherence here

Now, to the core issue: I could not find *any* MAX album playing at "something" above 96/24.
So, can anybody point me one track?
I found (google) many playlists claiming 192/24 songs but I tried to play those songs and some reported as being played at 192 on the PC, but not on my Zen: most were either 96 or "non-existing tracks"
Note: I have 192/24 albums in the Zen's hard disk, and they play at 192/24 when I look at the DAC info

So, either
1) I am extremely unlucky when mining for anything above 96/24 on Tidal, or
2) The just installed 2.6.0, followed with a Tidal logout/login (and Zen reboot, it's software, folks!) :-) has not "fixed" the MAX issue, as promised :-)

Comments, please?

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Hi PAF,
The Tidal Max service went live on the same day as the 2.6 update but actually came into effect whether you did the update or not; 2.6 essentially modified the interface to begin reflecting music correctly under the Max service rather than MQA.
As you describe though, there does appear to be an error in the retrieved metadata stating music at 24/96 within Sense when the actual resolution may be different to that - if your DAC states the bitrate then this should indicate what is in fact being played.
It is in the pipeline that we are already working on to correct.


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