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MQA needs non USB $300-$700 DACS or it will die off quick (probably will anyway)


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You have the basic Meridian usb Dac $300 or Mytek $1900. Many manufacturers (PSaudio and Schitt) are avoiding MQA for now at least. No A/V receivers. Bluesound NODE 2's built in DAC is the only thing I see that is reasonable. One would think Meridian would fill that void themselves.

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AudioQuest Dragonfly - $100 to $200. These USB dac/amps will work with iOS devices (with a lighting adapter) and are promised to provide MQA decoding. Very exciting assuming Tidal and other services update their mobile apps to include MQA. As far as receivers go, Integra already offers a full line that have built in MQA decoding.

 

 

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AudioQuest Dragonfly - $100 to $200. These USB dac/amps will work with iOS devices (with a lighting adapter) and are promised to provide MQA decoding. Very exciting assuming Tidal and other services update their mobile apps to include MQA. As far as receivers go, Integra already offers a full line that have built in MQA decoding.

 

The Dragonfly requires a software decoder.

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How strange the first two responses to a thread about non USB DACs concern USB DACs.

 

 

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I am suprised there isn't decoding/ Unfolding box pass through coming to the market. Full MQA fed to your DAC of choice. There is a lot of people wanting then full MQA experience, already with good Non MQA dacs.

Unless there is some licencing issue?

May be I am looking at this wrong but something like this benefit's more up take and people wanting it in thier next purchase...

Is the room for a hard unfolding device and worth the effort?

Stay with just software??

To be fair I haven't tried MQA on my Brooklyn yet, I just thought there is a missing product in the market that could fill a void

 

Just a thought along the line of the OP

 

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I am suprised there isn't decoding/ Unfolding box pass through coming to the market. Full MQA fed to your DAC of choice. There is a lot of people wanting then full MQA experience, already with good Non MQA dacs.

Unless there is some licencing issue?

May be I am looking at this wrong but something like this benefit's more up take and people wanting it in thier next purchase...

Is the room for a hard unfolding device and worth the effort?

Stay with just software??

To be fair I haven't tried MQA on my Brooklyn yet, I just thought there is a missing product in the market that could fill a void

 

There are no technical obstacles for what you suggest, which leaves licensing restrictions as the explanation.

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Full MQA requires end to end control, hence there will be no stand alone decoder box. MQA says the end to end is required to ensure the filters are tailored to the DACs particular qualities. A more cynical interpretation would say it's marketing/market capture. See the thread on MQA and Auralic..

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f22-networking-networked-audio-and-streaming/mqa-vs-auralic-31470/

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Full MQA requires end to end control, hence there will be no stand alone decoder box. MQA says the end to end is required to ensure the filters are tailored to the DACs particular qualities. A more cynical interpretation would say it's marketing/market capture. See the thread on MQA and Auralic..

 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f22-networking-networked-audio-and-streaming/mqa-vs-auralic-31470/

DRM needs to be end to end. There's no point otherwise.

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DRM needs to be end to end. There's no point otherwise.

 

Yup. And the consumer-end device needs to have tamper-resistance (to some degree, depending on value of content).

Let every eye ear negotiate for itself and trust no agent. (Shakespeare)

The things that we love tell us what we are. (Aquinas)

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