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    Re: MQA Discussion

    Overall, the linked video is a really poor presentation. Chris Conman has no idea what he's talking about and the MQA guys were caught with pants down and doing the zero logic ad hom, etc.
    Funny though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
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    What does it matter? Once people know, they will say he is a nobody or lacks credentials to do the file analysis, or attack him personally or something else. In the meantime, the analysis of the file that many can do themselves remains unchallenged on a technical basis. I find that to be very telling.

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    Who started this up again. They should be flogged. 150 pages?????? Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JWhip View Post
    What does it matter?
    Because if they know, they will hit him with a legal cease and desist to silence, like always. They have huge money backing for Stuarts in laws.
    Ask Mark Waldrep about that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWhip View Post
    What does it matter? Once people know, they will say he is a nobody or lacks credentials to do the file analysis, or attack him personally or something else. In the meantime, the analysis of the file that many can do themselves remains unchallenged on a technical basis. I find that to be very telling.
    This may provide a good explanation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmA82sn2Vw

    Is MQA Lossless?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NHuwOgWYOo

    But also, more importantly than all the measurements in the world - listening impressions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nx1rZogSKU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy58d5Y4J_s

    As Hans says: "Measurements that seem to proof MQA sound poorly. My ears tell me different....." And at the end of the day, that's all that matters - how it sounds.

    Ah, it seems like only yesterday there was all these arguments against DSD and today it's accepted without much ballyhoo.

    The bottomline is this: if people think MQA is total crap, then don't listen to it. But for those of us who have done comparisons for years (yes years), we hear differently.
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    There is a huge difference between DSD and what we are seeing with MQA. DSD is a recording format. MQA is a process of altering the recording. Everything that MQA can do can be done with filters in programs like HQPlayer and the like. There is no real need for it. If I want to adjust the file, to my liking, I can do that already with filters. I have heard two MQA demos and was not impressed at all. Yes, we all hear differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The bottomline is this: if people think MQA is total crap, then don't listen to it. But for those of us who have done comparisons for years (yes years), we hear differently.
    Therein lies the rub. If one thinks it sounds great, fine. That is a subjective preference. There is zero to argue.

    But that isn't enough for the insecure. They must also have technical "backing"...and that's where things unravel. Hans??? His videos are total nonsense. Just like the RMAF presentation, the AES paper I linked, many many more, the technical arguments have been thoroughly debunked.
    Notice they said the Lossless thing was removed from the MQA site AFTER the lie was exposed.
    There is zero technical benefit to MQA. If you simply like the sound, there should be no argument at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWhip View Post
    There is a huge difference between DSD and what we are seeing with MQA. DSD is a recording format. MQA is a process of altering the recording. Everything that MQA can do can be done with filters in programs like HQPlayer and the like. There is no real need for it. If I want to adjust the file, to my liking, I can do that already with filters. I have heard two MQA demos and was not impressed at all. Yes, we all hear differently.
    Fair enough. I do think MQA can provide some additional benefits beyond typical EQ filtering, but fair enough. I think we can agree on one thing: until we see an Apple, Amazon, etc. jump into MQA, it's going to be a long road to haul. That being said, whatever your feelings on the technology, the folks at MQA have done a good job by constantly adding new partners across a variety of spectrums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    What’s his name?


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    Archimago not sure his real name would change much of the data/facts presented. All of which is out out there in extreme detail for anyone to review or refute.

    My personal reasons have little to do with sound. If people like it, who am I to argue. However The business model and execution have a significant (negative) impact. Ask a mastering eng who spent his time and craft to get something perfected only to have it completely changed without any say or consent and is permanent.

    Someone (bob) has pre determined what I should like



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    Quote Originally Posted by Swisstrips View Post
    Ask a mastering eng who spent his time and craft to get something perfected only to have it completely changed without any say or consent and is permanent.
    Or now dead artists how this was their "original intent"

 

 
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