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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Jim, I don't have to convince myself one way or the other anymore. I have long ago settled that argument by sitting down and comparing MQA on Tidal to Qobuz with Roon. I still have both Tidal and...
  2. Re: So is anyone still using Audirvana for their music?

    I use Audirvana for the more serious headphone listening sessions. The SQ is a little bit to noticeably better, depending on the recording itself compared to Roon on desktop to my USB headphone...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    The very paradox of high end audio, is that it should be impossible to capture the original sound without having affected and therefore changed it.

    If the main argument and design philosophy of...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Both were painted by Leonardo Da Vinci, created some 8 years apart. I'm sure he used different brushes, different paint, different canvas, he was in a different mood, the light was different, at 1.3...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Choices are definitely a good thing. One can chose to eat organic or one can choose to eat McDonalds... There are health benefits and there are simple taste preferences and habits that outweigh...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    As I have mentioned multiple times in various threads, we don't have a definitive standard to go by. There is no more of a bullseye to aim for with this hobby than there is admiring and...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    All of this is pointless anyway. In the end, as is almost always the case with audiophiles, no one will be convinced. The side of MQA non believers will not go out of their way to warm up to it and...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Crankiness comes from realizing that hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on gear and music only to realize that which was obvious from day one to others... MQA sounds worse and one does not...
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    Re: MQA: That Sounds Good. To Me.

    Ahem... Yeah, I can name many more obvious items in audio besides MQA.

    This hobby has always been part science and artesian art of crafting good sounding, good measuring, scientifically backed...
  10. Re: Just Found A Bunch of CDs... What an Odd Feeling

    I'm down to a few dozen SACDs of my favorite performers. The over 1000 CD collection and the pointless (for me) rituals of storing them and hardly ever listening to the music I no longer care to...
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    Re: Does the site have new formatting?

    "Refreshed" sounds a bit less dramatic than "reloaded" these days... But both terms are applicable :cool:
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    Re: Does the site have new formatting?

    Issues on my iPad here as well. Sometimes it needs to be refreshed a few times before everything goes back to normal. No issues with Windows. No big deal
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    Modern Monetary Theory

    What is it?

    Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is a heterodox macroeconomic framework that says monetarily sovereign countries like the U.S., U.K., Japan, and Canada, which spend, tax, and borrow in a...
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    Re: The most expensive yacht?

    The "everything bubble" going on right now will of course go "pop" one day and many will cry but in the mean time, enjoy the party.

    A Patek Phillipe watch that was selling at $20k (5711/1A) on a...
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    Re: The biggest house in the world?

    India's 1.366 Billion population and their population density in large cities is any virus' wet dream... Same with China of course and their 1.3 Billion population and yet we see quite a difference...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Been a while since I've listened to Ray. Great Sunday morning listen.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KSWtsL3yL.jpg
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    Re: The biggest house in the world?

    Mumbai's Antilia belonging to the Indian Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is the BIGGEST "house" in the world.


    400,000 sq ft, and with amenities such as three helipads, air traffic control, a 168-car...
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    Re: The biggest house in the world?

    Roman A. has a real estate portfolio that even the Greek Gods themselves would be jealous of... This guy sometimes loses or gains more than $10 Million a minute with his market portfolio.
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    Re: The most expensive yacht?

    Yep, an impressive yacht indeed.

    I sailed (on a chartered sailboat, not my own, sailing from St.Maarten to St.Barts) right by the Eclipse while it was moored there for the New Year holidays some...
  20. Re: Post a Picture, a Photograph, an Image, a Drawing.....That you like to share.

    Coconut Crabs investigating the BBQ smell and "socializing" with people in Australia. They are harmless and a protected species.

    https://www.3lstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/6.jpeg
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    First or a thousand and first time listening, this album never gets old.


    https://e.snmc.io/i/600/s/30411bca18f07f83f787ae9568361ce1/1640162
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    Enjoying the new high resolution release from Sound Liaison. Sound Liaison Music Shop

    Virgo by the KOHASHI-OVERWATER-VERPLOEGEN trio is the first release in a new series of albums licensed from...
  23. Re: What will happen with the classic cars after the internal combustion engines are banned?

    Approximately half of all flights globally are fewer than 800 kilometers, which is expected to be within the range of battery-powered electric aircraft by 2025.


    For the foreseeable future,...
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    Re: The biggest secret has been revealed?!

    I am a music lover. I'll take that as a compliment. Many musicians are not audiophiles and do not have audio gear into the 5 or 6 figures yet they are the creators of the very music you and I enjoy....
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    I've heard and seen videos about that place. It looks like one does not even need a car there. No reason to ever leave... :D
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