Question Tidal HiFi gapless playback - iOS AirPlay, Heos or Musiccast better?

stripeyjoe

Active Member
Hi all,
Can anyone report back on gapless playback using Tidal HiFi either directly via the Heos or Musiccast apps or running the Tidal app on an iPad/iPhone and airplaying to the Heos device?
Currently doing the second option to my Denon 3313 but has quite big gaps between tracks even with the cross fade set to 5 or 10 seconds. I think it might be because the iPad converts the FLAC to ALAC for airplay and my 3313 can't do gapless with ALAC. I've tried airplay to my Apple TV but Tidal doesn't seem to like that, keeps on cutting out.
Just wondering if this is another reason to look at retiring the 3313 and getting a Denon 4300 or Yammy 3060.
Thanks all,
Joe
 

stripeyjoe

Active Member
Well tomorrow I'll hopefully be the owner of a Yamaha WXC-50 which I'll plumb into the Denon. Thought that would be a quick way to test the gapless playback of Musiccast, if it works well I can then look at a Yammy AVR and retire the Denon to the disco shed.
 

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