My Tone 2 Pro just arrived. I have the Khadas USB driver installed, disconnected and reconnected the device as per the instructions. I even tried it on another PC without the driver, same issue.
However, whenever I play MQA tracks on Tidal (exclusive mode), the LED indicator on the Tone 2 Pro shows a single bar of blue. The manual says this means it’s playing MQA but only at 44.1/48kHz instead of 88.2/96kHz or higher. The USB driver panel confirms this, saying that the device is only playing at 44.1kHz.
This happens regardless of whether MQA passthrough is enabled. Oddly enough, the Tone 2 plays my local Hi-res FLAC just fine. The LED lights up to 2 bars of yellow (88.2/96kHz PCM). The USB driver also says 96kHz correctly.
What’s going on here?