I don’t have this problem at all, mine is showing Magenta if I let Tidal do the first unfold, and Green or Blue if I set Passthrough MQA on, meaning the Tone2 Pro does decoding+rendring. And the ring is different for each kind of sample rate.
Regarding the Audio Dashboard, it shows 44.1 or 48 if I set Passthrough MQA on, because it’s the samplerate of the file as it’s sent.
If I set Passthrough MQA off, Tidal app does decoding, and sent at twice the sample rate of the file, so 88.2 or 96, and the Audio Dashboard shows it perfectly.
More details :
if you set Tidal app on non-“exclusive mode”, it’s act like a non MQA DAC and the Audio Dashboard will show the sample rate you set on the Playback Device menu in Windows, up to 384kHz (I was not able to set higher on Windows). Led will be yellow.
if you set Tidal app on “exclusive-mode”, the app takes directly control of the Tone2 Pro and you have two options :
- no passthrough : Tidal app does the first unfold (decoding) so a Master song will go up to 88.2 or 96 kHz, and the Audio Dashboard will show these numbers. Then the Tone2 Pro does the following unfolds (if any) and led location on the Tone2 Pro will show you the sample rate. The led color will be magenta.
- passthrough on : Tidal app send the file without doing anything on it, so it’s 44.1 or 48, and Audio Dashboard confirm these numbers. The Tone2 Pro then does all unfolds (only decoding if the MQA file is up to 88.2 or 96, or decoding+rendering if the file is more than that. The led location will show you the sample rate, and the color will be Green or Blue, depending on MQA or MQA Studio.