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22 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

That’s quite the narrative, without regard for facts. 

That's a very polite and courteous way of calling bullshit there Chris, you've taken the high road.

 

21 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

In my experience, companies with great products want all the press they can get. Companies with something to hide, want to pick and choose which outlets they talk to. 

Without question this is the way it works, and so this speaks volumes about MQA on TIDAL.

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1 hour ago, MikeyFresh said:

COMING SOON: a 4th Unfold reveals an alternate universe, and it's Lossless!

 

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Just now, JoeWhip said:

I must have been hallucinating.

 

Tell us what you smoke and we will help you.

Q1 : Do you have a blurry vision ?

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Guyz,
is there already a thread in our forums (or others) that lists MQA certified devices which have shown problems decoding non-MQA streams ?
- If yes, pls guide me there ...
- If no , pls let me know if you have experienced such performance problems or seen others indicating that? Pls provide links ...
 - Provided there are some reliable sources ... I may then start & curate such a thread in the DAC forum
cheers, Tom

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1 hour ago, MikeyFresh said:

Yes but only with an MQA hardware decoder performing exactly 3.5 unfolds, it's the only way to get that special proprietary sample rate, and an authentic rendering of what the artist intended.

 

There's additional de-blurring as well, such that you are hearing it as if in the vacuum of space, with no atmosphere to smear the time domain at all.

 

There's more to MQA than you think... COMING SOON: a 4th Unfold reveals an alternate universe, and it's Lossless!

It’s beginning to sound like a chapter from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy that was fiction too 🤪

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1 hour ago, MikeyFresh said:

Yes but only with an MQA hardware decoder performing exactly 3.5 unfolds, it's the only way to get that special proprietary sample rate, and an authentic rendering of what the artist intended.

 

There's additional de-blurring as well, such that you are hearing it as if in the vacuum of space, with no atmosphere to smear the time domain at all.

 

There's more to MQA than you think... COMING SOON: a 4th Unfold reveals an alternate universe, and it's Lossless!

Just wait until we have 4K resolution sound files.

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26 minutes ago, botrytis said:

 

They will skip 4k and go to 8K instead....

 

Lossy 8k to  keep the lossless masters for themselves! 

Like I said I'm waiting for MQA vinyl (lossy of course!) and video. 

We live in really interesting times.. :D

 

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It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
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4 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

 

Does it sound good without MQA approved cartridge.? 

Is it profitable enough without it.?

 

One of the comments to the article (2018):

"Remastering a classic is awesome but ...

Submitted by leedom on March 21, 2018 - 10:31am

Now we have no way to avoid MQA? I think I'll sit this one out."

 

And one more thing:

"A point missed in the article

Submitted by tronds on March 23, 2018 - 3:15am

The new reissue available in Norway is actually a SACD, with both the DSD layer and a MQA-encoded CD layer. I would find it strange if the international release would differ from this disc layout."

 

Haven't heard about this format before.

MQA is everywhere.. Almost no place to hide.. :ph34r:

 

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It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
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Drink, but don't stream from Tidal. Don't buy MQA capable hardware.

Backup your lossless / hires collection. Download new true lossless and hires content.

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c. 2018 in Japan:

"Hi-Res CD is a high-fidelity CD which combines MQA technology and UHQCD format (currently available exclusively in Japan only) together for the first time in the world. With this combination, Hi-Res CD realizes the high-resolution and compatibility at the same time."


https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/feature/Worlds_First_HiRes_CD_by_Universal_Music_Japan

 

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3 hours ago, fas42 said:

Of course, MQA-CD is just another HDCD, in the sense of what's being done technically - I don't recall the music world collapsing back in 1995, because this new, 'enhanced' CD came onto the scene ...

Not even close. HDCD didn’t remove 3 bits. 

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