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34 minutes ago, Lee Scoggins said:

 

Steve,

 

Who are 7Digital's investors?

 

As of August 15, 2018 just under 52% are the following: Milton Asset Management, 27/7 Entertainment GmbH, City Financial Investment Company, Killik & Co, Goodmans Inc and Walker Crips. Have fun they are playing around with capital.

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2 minutes ago, Ishmael Slapowitz said:

I found this quote from Mr. Lee.

 

"I had an interesting conversation this afternoon with David Chesky. Much of it was off the record but one thing I can talk about stood out to me.

David has devised a test of his own 24/192k recordings (using reference ADCs and DACs from MSB). He can play both the master file non-MQA at 24/192 and then stream on HDMusicStreaming (his upcoming all-MQA streaming service) the same file unfolded at 24/192. Being super connected in the music biz, he then has invited experienced engineers, even those who don't like it. He says even the anti-MQA engineers cannot tell a difference between the master file and the MQA streamed 24/192 file.

If it's so close that experienced sound engineers cannot hear it, a lot of this discussion seems a bit academic."

 

I don't claim to be the sharpest Kosher knife in the drawer, but if they cannot hear a difference, what is the point of paying fees to MQA, buying MQA hardware, and adding another layer of processing> It seems to me Mr. Lee personifies the Dunning-Kruger effect. 😅

 

So if the engineers cannot tell a difference, then how is MQA not audibly lossless?

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Just now, Ishmael Slapowitz said:

Going back through this thread you have consistently said it is "Better". In that quote you claim they heard no difference. So you contradict your self, big surprise.

 

If there IS no difference, what is the point?  

 

 

 

You didn't answer the question.

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2 minutes ago, Lee Scoggins said:

 

You didn't answer the question.

You have two false narratives running.

 

Reading back, you have failed to answer hundreds of direct questions. You don't get that courtesy.

 

Sorry. 

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3 minutes ago, Jud said:

We all get lots of money from MQA.

 

 

Wait, where's my check? You mean the consumers are also stakeholders in Lee's new ecosystem?


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7 minutes ago, MikeyFresh said:

So first it was simply lossless, as evidenced by a corporate logo having been created to that effect, and various journalists being fed that line of BS, but now it is just audibly lossless?

 

 Seems that they fed David Chesky a few "porkies" too !


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45 minutes ago, Ralf11 said:

 

I answered your questions, as you asked.

 

You had promised to answer your relation to MQA and it's monetary streams.  But you haven't.

 

So, ...

Let us be a little more precise then. There are about 6.9 million engineers and scientists in the U.S. Which one exactly are you? As in what is your real name?


Which I am sure, is exactly what you understood I asked. Especially so as you are a scientist and supposedly, well trained in logical and critical thinking.

 

I have no problem answering this question again - publicly -  none at all. But I do not believe you have the right to demand an answer. 

As I said before, I will be glad to answer it again, but only in public trade for the information I asked from you. 

 

Anyone else wishes to know, they can PM or provide the same information here in public. 

 

-Paul 

 

 


Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

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2 minutes ago, Paul R said:

Anyone else wishes to know

 

Don't flatter yourself, no one actually cares.

 

You do not have any right to demand someone publicly identify themself to you, and to what end? So that you can then be the arbiter of how much they know, or what their credentials suggest to you as the value of their posts on this forum.

 

Should he also submit his high school and college transcripts to you for review/vetting?


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He isn't capable of evaluating them anyway.

 

The question about financial connections ot any MQA revenue streams is appropriate in this thread, but he doesn't seem to be a man of his word, and is only here to troll if not to shill, as several people have noticed.

 

 

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10 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Would be nice to get an official comment from ProStudioMasters. 

And I just noticed this: https://www.prostudiomasters.com/?utm_source=prostudiomasters&utm_campaign=db2b15ffed-20190322-us_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3c6a0cab26-db2b15ffed-71939157&mc_cid=db2b15ffed&mc_eid=5e69fe14d3#x

 

Tracks 1-24 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm

What the **** does that mean? It doesn't list MQA as a format.


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