Poll: Would you be interested in HQPlayer NAA implementation for the CI Board
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I would definitely be interested in this feature and would use it
45.00%
9 45.00%
I would not be interested in this feature and would never use it
10.00%
2 10.00%
Not sure, it might be something I would try or use in the future
45.00%
9 45.00%
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HQPlayer NAA implementation for the CI Board
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During recent experiments with my system it became very obvious to me just how much HQPlayer contributes to the sound quality of my system when compared to Roon RAAT or Roon integrated AIR.

I also found that CI Board RAAT was actually not that far away from running RAAT via an external network attached end point and my Mutec MC3+USB.

Taking all of the above into consideration, this makes me suspect that if HQPlayer NAA was included as a feature on the CI Board, this could offer a very elegant and high performance solution with respect to sound quality.

HQPlayer also has something to offer in terms of functionality.

You can use it on it's own

You can set it as a Roon zone, you then get all the functionality of Roon with the sound quality and streaming stability offered by HQPlayer.

It also has a "loop back" function. So by using a "virtual cable", HQPlayer can become a virtual soundcard for either a PC or a Mac.

(I use this myself, so I can play YouTube clips, free Spotify, BBC Sounds or anything else I want on the PC, and stream to the Devialet via HQPlayer)

Relating to the above, there were some posts on Audiophile Style a while ago, when the possibility of running HQPlayer NAA on a Devialet was discussed. According to the developer of HQPlayer, the CI Board should be capable of doing this.

I see two problems with the above.

Firstly, I doubt Devialet would ever implement NAA on the CI Board, too much hassle for a relatively niche use case.

Secondly, there would be little user demand for this, which simply backs up the first point.

So the purpose of this poll is simply to gauge if there might actually be any demand for such a feature, or not.
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