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1 hour ago, fas42 said:

Maybe this is why Meridian 'invented' MQA ... a clip of their top speaker in action.

 

 

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More than likely, they lost the DSD/DVD-A battle so they want their slice of the pie.

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1 hour ago, Currawong said:

Indeed, PV can't have gotten to the point where GoldenOne said that he was never asked for the details of the encoding ADC or software, so the actual idea of de-blurring, if it existed, is not being implemented at all. 

The MQA comeback is that they have software that analyzes the files and figures out what the original ADC was, if you believe that.

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10 minutes ago, MikeyFresh said:

For every ADC and combination of different ADCs ever produced and used on any given recording? I do not believe that one bit.

In the early days of digital there were only a few ADC's in use, so it's probably possible. Today, not so much.

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On Reddit/Audiophile

Well it has been said...

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I saw this on Reddit too - :D

 

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Latest strap line from the company, not sure if this is will wash with the consumers after this weekends video revelation,  now 66,000 views and counting. 

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On 4/17/2021 at 9:55 AM, MikeyFresh said:

For every ADC and combination of different ADCs ever produced and used on any given recording? I do not believe that one bit.

 

And as long as one can distill every DAC and ADC down to simply the chip being used and ignore the idea that analog circuit designs, power supply designs, etc. all have a factor in what a piece sounds like, of course.  

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