I’m using Roon with Bartok for long through ethernet input, and MQA works fine for me. Roon default let Bartok handles both decoder and renderer, so is decoder + renderer.
Out of my curiosity, i tried changing it to renderer only, so Roon core handle the first unfold, then pass to Bartok to handle the second unfold. And it sounds quite different, and i actually prefer this.
This config works well, and the MQA status logo is shown on the DAC display panel as well.
But i find the filter used is my normal selected F4, it will not auto switch to M1.
My question is, shall i change it to M1 from technical point of view? Or the M1 only affect the first unfold and it doesn’t matter as renderer only? Or i break something by using it this way?