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5 minutes ago, KeenObserver said:

 

How long do you think that will stay up?

 

A short time - we shall see.


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26 minutes ago, kumakuma said:

 

Let's see if they leave your comment up.

 

I don't expect them to. Then I will comment about how they do not want any discussion so how can democratization work, if you act like a DICTATOR. 

 

He didn't even use the term, 'DEMOCRATIZATION' properly. That is the real sad part.


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Other's have also responded. :D


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7 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

So, was that piece an advertorial? Check out the TAS email that was just sent. Sponsored by MQA. 

 

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I would think so. That means he needs to put a disclaimer on the editorial (that MQA is a sponsor of TAS).


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I started something on that editorial.. 4 responses, 4 anti-MQA ones at that.


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17 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

So, was that piece an advertorial? Check out the TAS email that was just sent. Sponsored by MQA. 

 

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Someone should send that around to every non-MQA advertiser, and any manufacturers who send equipment out for review.  I can't see how any respectable brand would want any association whatsoever with that "magazine."  Not even the slightest pretense at integrity any longer.

 

Utter trash.


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Will MQA unveil the Third Unfold ???

 

Laissez les bon temps rouler!!

 

(Yes, I am outside le hexagon...)


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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1 hour ago, botrytis said:

I would think so. That means he needs to put a disclaimer on the editorial (that MQA is a sponsor of TAS).

 

I think so too, those pages should be labeled "advertising supplement".


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I scanned the article, or advertisement.  I think the key words are “You simply stream MQA and get better sound no matter what the distribution platform or playback device.”

 

That’s a bold statement and obviously intended to be the answer to that supposed quest for better sound.  

 

Some of us have proposed that MQA was a solution to a bandwith broadcast limitation that no longer exists, that “a buck short and a day late” solution.

 

If now the focus is going to be on the MQA enhanced promise of “perfect sound forever” I think they need to be reminded that if you’re listening with earbuds you’ve already decided that you’re happy with you already have, and aren’t desperately looking for a solution. 

 

in other words, the horse is already out of the barn.  Slam the door as hard as you want.

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Robert Snarley had zero credibility before this, and it is now negative.

 

Just read his idiotic book if you don't believe that.


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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