Simon - sorry I'm being thick, but can you explain this:
"the BubbleUPnP Qobuz/Tidal Server proxy should shortly provide local streaming / Qobuz equivalence on the new streamers just like it currently does on the old"
Hi JimDog, put simply running BubbleUPnP Server to stream Qobuz, converts Qobuz to make it appear effectively like local NAS sourced streams... therefore with transcoding enabled, for the same master there is no effective difference, and the underlying network transport dynamics which can affect the streamer ‘sound’ become the same for Qobuz and locally sourced media.. because as far as the streamer is concerned Qobuz becomes locally sourced media using this proxy method.
Right now the legacy streamers can handle pushed gapless streams via UPnP, which is a technique Bubble UPnP uses.. ie Qobuz is gapless this way. Unfortunaly the new architecture streamers don’t support this functionality at present, but Naim developers are aware and are working on releasing a fix so I understand.