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Just joined after reading you site for a few months now.  Its took me all week to read the last 50 pages or so haha.  Great subject, I have tried all the streaming services, formats, trying all the trials and subscribing to several in the past 18 months since lockdown, moving from a MQA DAC to a Chord DAC over the past 3 months.  I enjoyed MQA but believe I should get what I pay for so will be finally cancelling Tidal this month after enjoying it for its great Reggae/Dub selection.  Im now doing the same with the new Audirvana Studio Trial and looks like I will subscribe to that hoping the bugs get fixed better. 

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On 6/7/2021 at 1:10 AM, jparvio said:

 

Not sure who this was targeted to..?  Me?

 

When it comes to MQA I don't use it. I even moved from Tidal to Qobuz the minute they officially offered service in Finland since I don't accept Tidal´s MQA policy (replacing originals with MQA-versions). I believe people should be left with freedom of choice but they need to be educated so that they can select wisely.  

 

I'm not for foisting anything to anyone. Except for the truth when it comes to MQA. Saddens me to see where this all has lead; stationary War between the sides, much like the WW1.

 

What a shame, really.   

 

Jussi, here is how it looks to me. Investors put in $52 million and are committed to put in in another $13 million. The labels contributed $11million in services and about 200 plus members of audio press actively supported MQA. The oposition was a few real professionals, some very good engineers and more than a few audiophiles thought things seemed fishy.  

 

I never liked WW1 analogies but if this is staionary war, the casulaties are investors money and audio journalists. The investors can spend all the money they want but it won't change the outcome. And if we lose 300 to 400 audio journalists I don't have a problem with that. They all have nice portfolios of ad copy, what you call reviews to for their next employers.

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Well, I think we’re missing the bigger picture here…

$billions here, $billions there yet the best joke I’ve ever made is lost as collateral damage. And bringing it back loses the zeitgeist. I hate you, Crazy guy!
 

some kind of perspective would be appreciated 😉

 

( this is *perhaps* off topic )

 

your friendly neighbourhood idiot 

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5 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

 

Jussi, here is how it looks to me. Investors put in $52 million and are committed to put in in another $13 million. The labels contributed $11million in services and about 200 plus members of audio press actively supported MQA. The oposition was a few real professionals, some very good engineers and more than a few audiophiles thought things seemed fishy.  

 

I never liked WW1 analogies but if this is staionary war, the casulaties are investors money and audio journalists. The investors can spend all the money they want but it won't change the outcome. And if we lose 300 to 400 audio journalists I don't have a problem with that. They all have nice portfolios of ad copy, what you call reviews to for their next employers.

 

I hear You loud and clear and I don't disagree at all.

 

Let me put it this way from a JOURNALIST´s point of view; one should activate readers by letting them know all there is to it (facts only). I have seen very few JOURNALISTS to do even this. I do not worry about those who are openly supporting mqa.At least they are out in the open. But there are many more pro writers being silent and just anxiously waiting this to come to an end - one way or the other. It is so much easier.

   

Jussi Arvio

Contributing Editor

Hifimaailma Magazine

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11 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

And if we lose 300 to 400 audio journalists I don't have a problem with that. They all have nice portfolios of ad copy, what you call reviews to for their next employers.

 

No worry, there are lots of content mills.

mQa is dead!

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1 hour ago, KeenObserver said:

 

Please do not suggest that we have ten more years of this BS!

 

I was told last month I'll be working for 10 more years. Easy enough fight whatever licensesing schem someone comes up with in that time.

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2 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

 

I was told last month I'll be working for 10 more years. Easy enough fight whatever licensesing schem someone comes up with in that time.

 

You have way more gum shun then I do. Hats off to you.

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Have FUN!!!

Current:  Daphile on an AMD A10-9500 with 16 GB RAM

DAC - TEAC UD-501 DAC 

Pre-amp - Rotel RC-1590

Amplification - Benchmark AHB2 amplifier

Speakers - Revel M126Be with 2 REL 7/ti subwoofers

Cables - Tara Labs RSC Reference and Blue Jean Cable Balanced Interconnects

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