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@The Computer Audiophile - I saw that clip, and I’d agree they were way out of order there, those bridges look burnt!

 

Probably worth clarifying if Chord, MQA, EMM do special case stuff for impulse detection, whilst it irritates me it’s not actually completely evil, what with it being a completely illegal signal and all

 

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1 hour ago, Currawong said:

 

I think that this can't be overstated enough. They claim to determine the ADC used by the contents of the track and process accordingly, but how? If they actually did this, surely they'd either have a white paper on it, or, like Rob Watts does, when asked about how his D/A designs work, can provide solid answers.  Instead, from BS, we get get vague answers and technobabble arguments with holes you can drive a truck through. That says to me that the whole idea that they can determine what ADC was used from the music is not true.

 

Where there's gibberish, there's bs and religion. Alternatively, bs by any other name is still bs.

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2 minutes ago, FredericV said:

Just found evidence on Wikipedia, MQA is trying to have "lossy" removed and thus hide the truth, and rewrite the narrative:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Master_Quality_Authenticated#Disputed

 

 


and then their proposed changes were countered by the wikipedia editors:

 

 

 

Just another example of mQa at its finest. Right out of the political playbook trying to rewrite history and throwing in some jabs at what they call unreliable sources. Par for the mQa course (no offense to the game of golf.)

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2 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

 

Just another example of mQa at its finest. Right out of the political playbook trying to rewrite history and throwing in some jabs at what they call unreliable sources. Par for the mQa course (no offense to the game of golf.)


They also tried to remove the GoldenSound video from the wiki page ...

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On 5/7/2021 at 1:46 PM, John_Atkinson said:

 

Agree. And one of the participants, Vicki Melchior, is one of the most respected DSP experts around.

 

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John did you think nobody would check a few places like LinkedIn and Vicki Melchior’s article High-Resolution Audio: A History and Perspective? Vicki has four activities on LinkedIn and two of them reference Mike Jbara. Her article has many references to Bob Stuart articles too many for the number of streaming users with access to MQA as of the article’s date.

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7 minutes ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Surely you jest. 
 

 

Probably best that I maintain that's the case when the Western Hemisphere part of the AS "Vaporware" constituency wakes up and gets some caffeine into it's collective nervous system. Thanks for the fall-back position, Chris.

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I can only speak for myself, but personally I think I am more than capable of watching the RMAF video and drawing my own conclusions.

 

I liked the longer version best, some of chat after Chris had left was quite informative.

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1 hour ago, ARQuint said:

After all, Computer Audiophile (as it was still officially known in the Fall of 2018) was day-in-and-day-out providing a platform for an increasingly virulent attack on not just their product, but also their intellectual, moral, and ethical character.

 

Hindsight is obviously 20/20, but they're the ones who made it about trust in the man whose name was soon to become synonymous with his initials, so I'd counter that assuming they had a case, had they provided the critics with the tools to love them instead of argument by authority, neither the backlash nor the personification would've happened.

 

1 hour ago, ARQuint said:

If you actually watch the video, the MQA attendees say nothing at all for the first 10 minutes of the seminar until it is awfully clear that Chris's presentation will not be an attempt at even-handedness.

 

This is an interesting one, because it's one that morphs depending on how one sees the position of the audiophile press on the continuum between consumer advocacy and industry mouthpiece. I'm not entirely certain that Chris could, or should, have been more even-handed given what was known of MQA at that point.

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40 minutes ago, lamode said:

 

Not sure what you mean about "even-handedness". If there is nothing good to say about MQA, and clearly there isn't, then any factual and reasonable presentation about MQA will be highly critical.

Fair enough. But the title of seminar was "MQA: The Truth Lies Somewhere in the Middle". That could lead to a reasonable expectation that Chris would have something positive to say about MQA. I suspect that Ken et al anticipated that the seminar would be entirely negative and came prepared to disrupt the presentation.

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