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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    For educated intelligent folks, thats known as an appeal to authority. His "credentials" are irrelevant to the graph/argument presented.


    BS. That is an identified MQA file they can easily access.
    As are these files Bob Stuart created and sent ; https://secure.aes.org/forum/pubs/ebriefs/?ID=685
    What a bunch of crap.
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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Swisstrips View Post
    Archimago is hardly anonymous



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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Say what? They didn't attack his credentials. They asked what his credentials were and who he was. They also asked for the files used and have "apparently" received no feedback.
    Must be the same “anonymous sources” the media uses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    For educated intelligent folks, thats known as an appeal to authority. His "credentials" are irrelevant to the graph/argument presented.
    Correct.
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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    What a bunch of crap.
    Dunning Kruger response, but expected.

    They could simply have said they screwed up the files shown (out of the thousands MQA'd), but the low hanging fruit don't care.

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    Re: MQA Discussion

    I don't know about the technical side but I do know you can hear a difference. Remember when we were young and had eq. Or at least I did. The big ADA 20 channel one. Inevitabley we would, or at least most I saw were a smiley face. Accentuating the highs and lows. I just listened to Led Zeppelin Lemon Song. I let HQ player do what it could between the base file and the MQA remaster. My DAC is not MQA. The remaster is more clear and has a lot more high frequency information. However, In finding the original more flat, I also found I heard the swing and rythem of John Bonhams drums more "in the groove". I rolled with the band more.

    If the end of the graph is the addition of all that high frequency information, then I can see why many people gravitate to it. We think its added music. The clarity is another issue. It's nice and I don't see much reason to dislike it. But in the end, it's closing your eyes and getting into the groove that sets me free. Not analyzing the song. The original does it better, for me.
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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Dunning Kruger response, but expected.

    They could simply have said they screwed up the files shown (out of the thousands MQA'd), but the low hanging fruit don't care.
    I kept it short for your benefit.
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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I do know you can hear a difference.
    Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
    After all the smoke clears, it's just yet another remaster of the same ol music, that they want you to buy. Oh and the equipment to play it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I don't know about the technical side but I do know you can hear a difference. Remember when we were young and had eq. Or at least I did. The big ADA 20 channel one. Inevitabley we would, or at least most I saw were a smiley face. Accentuating the highs and lows. I just listened to Led Zeppelin Lemon Song. I let HQ player do what it could between the base file and the MQA remaster. My DAC is not MQA. The remaster is more clear and has a lot more high frequency information. However, In finding the original more flat, I also found I heard the swing and rythem of John Bonhams drums more "in the groove". I rolled with the band more.

    If the end of the graph is the addition of all that high frequency information, then I can see why many people gravitate to it. We think its added music. The clarity is another issue. It's nice and I don't see much reason to dislike it. But in the end, it's closing your eyes and getting into the groove that sets me free. Not analyzing the song. The original does it better, for me.
    That a remaster in MQA can be better in some respects is merely an issue of careful attention in creating the remaster. It has nothing to do with an inherent superiority of MQA, which does not exist.

    Like you, I find rhythm very important.
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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    I kept it short for your benefit.
    When electro-acoustics, perception and logic isn't your forte...

 

 
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