New to streaming question

Hi - I'm an analog front end guy but recently decided to start streaming in our family room.  I have a Naim Uniti Atom HE and have been using Quboz to stream but have a simple question.  The Hi-Res files on Quboz albums are available in 24bit-192 however the maximum I can play is at 24bit-92.  I have a CAT8 wired from my router directly to the Naim and am using my phone with Quboz to stream to the Naim via Chromecast.  What do I need to do connection-wise to listen to the files in 192?  Apologies for the basic question, I'm new to the streaming world.  Thanks very much 


Good question. 

If you have hard wired your Naim to your router… then the Naim should working as a Streamer, DAC, and integrated amp. So the phone should not be involved… other than a controller. So, the Naim can select between inputs… Bluetooth, wifi… etc. you want the input ?Ethernet?… or whatever the name is. Or try wifi. Avoid any roaring through Bluetooth or apple AirPlay. These are inferior protocols.


If you are communication correctly.. then let’s look at the file resolution.


Did I interpret you question / situation correctly?

If your equipment is properly set up and capable of 24/192 you might want to check  your settings in Qobuz to make sure you’ve enabled 24/192 resolution. 

+1, If your DAC equipment is properly set up and capable of 24/192 resolution you might want to check your settings in QoBuz to make sure you have enabled 24/192 resolution.   

Please confirm your DAC and QoBuz settings and report back what you find.  

I'm using the built-in DAC of the Naim Uniti and my settings in Qobuz are all enabled to play 24/192.  I use the Qobuz app to play tracks that get sent to the Naim via Chromecast so might this be the issue?  If there's a better connectivity scenario for playing Qobuz to the Naim I'd love to find that out.

Does your Naim support Qobuz directly?  Please see below  

”Qobuz support will be rolled out to owners of Naim streaming devices via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade, the update will give Naim owners seamless access to Qobuz services. The music on offer from Qobuz includes true high-resolution streaming at qualities of up to 24-bit/192kHz, and all from within the Naim control app”. 

Hi Mike,

I don't think you need Chromecast in the chain. Your Naim Uniti Atom should stream directly from your ethernet connection, not through Chromecast. Here's what it says on the Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition page from Naim's website:

 Easy App control – in one room or many
The Naim App – available for Apple and Android devices – makes it simple to control your Uniti Atom Headphone Edition, and even link up other music systems around your home into a stunning multi-room set-up.

Use the App to access all your music, including your favorite radio stations, streaming services and playlists, and explore artist discographies and biographies.

Uniti Atom Headphone Edition works seamlessly with other Naim streaming products, including Mu-so systems. Choose the same song in beat-perfect sync or play different music in different rooms. You can also pair Uniti Atom Headphone Edition with other AirPlay 2-compatible wireless speakers via the Apple Home app, or with other Chromecast built-in devices via the Google Home app.

I was thinking it was Chromecast.  I've been using the Quboz app on my phone and streaming via Chromecast because Quboz native through the Naim app won't let you search any artists, it only lets you search through your favorites which is really clunky.  

Disregard, there is a search function almost hidden away in the Naim app where you can search artists through Quboz or Tidal.  I'm an idiot.  Thanks everyone for the help!

Disregard, there is a search function almost hidden away in the Naim app where you can search artists through Quboz or Tidal.  I'm an idiot.

No, you’re not at all. I think there are a lot of idiot app developers who for some unknown reason hide frequently-used functions in absurd and unintuitive places making them hard to find. Revenge of the nerds!!!

streaming definitely has a learning curve, hardware and software sides both... but it is worth the payoff... lovely sound, super enjoyable... each sitting can be comfort food or a vast journey of discovery...


Hey l have the same situation and cannot get 192/24 playback
I run a cat 5 cable from my TP Link high speed router to my Audiolab 6000n streamer then spdif into my Oppo BD 105  blu ray player ( l use the oppo DSP to control my two subs) then spdif out to my external Exogal Comet Plus Dac
The Audiolab 6000N, OPPO and Exogal all support 192 24 
And also I'm not sure if I'm having a battle between the DAC's between my devices for playback?  When you go spdif out of the oppo it will bypass the oppo internal DAC I go through my oppo because my two channel setup is a ARC LS15 tube preamp and VAC PA 100 100 tube amp  So no way for me to connect my two subs other than through the OPPO sub out
The streaming service/control for my Audiolab 6000n is all done through my smart phone via DTS PLAY-FI 

I use Qobuz and going through their "discover" selections, I will find something in what they stipulate is "HI-REZ", but when I play some of them, my streamer tells me they are 16:44.1, same as a CD.  It is Qobuz doing that, I am pretty sure.  And some things that come through as 24/192 don't always sound better than 24/96. 

Do you use Naim control app on your phone? Cause using Chromecast is not exactly direct streaming. Chromecast is just another way of connection between your phone and streamer and if you using Chromecast the actual streamer in this case is your phone with Qobuz as a source, not your Naim streamer.
In case to get highest resolution you need Naim as a main source and you need to control it with original app installed in your phone or tablet. In this case you don’t need Chromecast at all. Chromecast just working like a Bluetooth. When you stream from your Naim you’ll need to select Ethernet as a connection type and use Qobuz file inside of Naim controlling app on your phone. Don’t use Qobuz app. 

“some things that come through as 24/192 don’t always sound better than 24/96“”


Amen to that. 
Mastering is more important.

“some things that come through as 24/192 don’t always sound better than 24/96“”

My experience also. 192 does nothing to benefit mediocre recordings.

I agree. I find mastering of far greater importance than the actual resolution. Once and a while I will hear a really great recording with great dynamics… so I will check the resolution… frequently it is red book. Not always. 

I would pursue figuring out is you are not getting the highest Rez. Why wouldn’t you. But just a note… it may not matter much.