Typically those albums are encoded as 48kHz MQA file. Meaning TIDAL will perform the decoding to a 96kHz audio stream with the MQA renderer handling the further decoding which has nothing to do with our products, this is how MQA & Tidal works. To test that the actual audio stream in TIDAL is 48kHz please select “MQA pass-through”, it is 96kHz if TIDAL decodes MQA, it is 48kHz on MQA pass-through.
Question: But I thought the file was 192kHz remastered?
Answer: Yes, meaning it was MQA encoded from a 192kHz remaster. Our MQA implementation handles up to 384kHz MQA sources correctly according to MQA specifications.