bandwidth with hi-res audio when setting up a whole house audio solution



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    Sam R.

    In the past, TIDAL's official specification on their website regarding bandwidth were as follows:

    5.0 Megabits per second - 1 FLAC stream
    7.5 Megabits per second - 2 FLAC streams
    10 Megabits per second - 3 or more FLAC streams

    Whether the players are all playing different streams or 'grouped' and playing in sync would be fairly similar in terms of the amount of bandwidth required. 

    Having all your players wired would definitely be an asset in this setup, but also note that a maximum of 50 mbps doesn't guarantee consistent 50 mbps (especially depending on what country you are in), which makes it hard to say for certain if your service can support multiple active Bluesound players all streaming at once.

    The best thing you could do is, once it comes time for the installation, see if you can request a number of demo speakers for a few days to do real-time testing. 

    Alternatively you could consider an NAD CI580v2 (BluOS Enabled) and run the zones out to a number of non-network active speakers in your home.

    Sam R.

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