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Stereophile Series on MQA Technology

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57 minutes ago, beetlemania said:

Over on Audioasylum, John Atkinson wrote:

 

So, now that MQA has developed the "perfect filter", any POS DAC will sound like a million bucks as long as it can decode MQA files! I look forward to seeing the Audioquest Dragonfly being equally ranked with a $100K dCS stack in the pages of Stereophile.

 

Ugh, I'm not sure if I can bring myself to read Jim Austin's thesis . . .

 

Problem is MQA Ltd. hasn't developed the perfect filter. Charles Hansen was a friend and we recently had phone conversations about digital filtering. The last one seemed to be a brain dump on his filtering ideas shortly before he passed away. 

 

There does seem to be a hope in the industry that a single solution like MQA could be sold to younger people and that solutions like Audiolense Mitch wrote about are too complicated. 

 

I'm going to hold Jim Austin to the same professional standards I'm held to. In other words I'm going to hold him accountable. I encourage everyone to do the same. 

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1 minute ago, Rt66indierock said:

 

Problem is MQA Ltd. hasn't developed the perfect filter.

 

Sorry, I failed to use the sarcasm font :D


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15 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

I will be offering a prize for the person who does the best job debunking each part of Jim Austin’s series on MQA technology. The first part is scheduled to hit the newsstands later this week with the January issue of Stereophile. The prize will be a $10.00 gift card of your choice that I can acquire in The Valley of the Sun (greater Phoenix Arizona metro area).

 

There is a lot of information to get you started on this site. Have fun.

 

This contest would be a lot more fun if you made the prize a Mytek Manhattan II.

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15 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

I will be offering a prize for the person who does the best job debunking each part of Jim Austin’s series on MQA technology. The first part is scheduled to hit the newsstands later this week with the January issue of Stereophile. The prize will be a $10.00 gift card of your choice that I can acquire in The Valley of the Sun (greater Phoenix Arizona metro area).

 

There is a lot of information to get you started on this site. Have fun.

 

Ten bucks?  Lol!  High dollar campaign you folks have going eh?  ?


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10 minutes ago, darkmass said:

 

This contest would be a lot more fun if you made the prize a Mytek Manhattan II.

 

Remember The Absolute Sound MQA articles a couple months back. I got a lot of criticism from Andrew Quint at RMAF 2017 about the responses to his and Robert Harley's articles. 

 

I think a small prize will help people focus their displeasure on what Jim Austin writes so I can use it later. I understand it is a lot of fun to attack Jim Austin personally but this a perfect opportunity to attack the technology of MQA since MQA Ltd is going to need more money in the near future.

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On 12/6/2017 at 8:32 PM, Rt66indierock said:

I will be offering a prize for the person who does the best job debunking each part of Jim Austin’s series on MQA technology. The first part is scheduled to hit the newsstands later this week with the January issue of Stereophile. The prize will be a $10.00 gift card of your choice that I can acquire in The Valley of the Sun (greater Phoenix Arizona metro area).

 

There is a lot of information to get you started on this site. Have fun.

 

RT66indierock, Stereophile is calling you a troll! 

 

They speak about you in promoting their January issue:

 

"JA also kicks off the issue with a look at the controversy raised by MQA. Controversy? Also in the January Stereophile, Jim Austin examines the time-domain performance of MQA-equipped DACs and one Internet troll is already offering a $10 bounty for anyone who debunks one of Jim's findings!"

 

https://www.stereophile.com/content/january-already

 

So, it seems that if you have issues with MQA, the people of Stereophile consider you a troll. How nice... 

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Indydan said:

 

RT66indierock, Stereophile is calling you a troll! 

 

They speak about you in promoting their January issue:

 

"JA also kicks off the issue with a look at the controversy raised by MQA. Controversy? Also in the January Stereophile, Jim Austin examines the time-domain performance of MQA-equipped DACs and one Internet troll is already offering a $10 bounty for anyone who debunks one of Jim's findings!"

 

https://www.stereophile.com/content/january-already

 

So, it seems that if you have issues with MQA, the people of Stereophile consider you a troll. How nice... 

 

 

 

It seems to me that Stereophile is considering RT66indierock as a moneymaker by increasing their possibly weaken revenue with published paper issues. Clever strategy! 

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@GUTB I cannot understand why you still insist on your once stated opinion about MQA, regarding the evidentiary facts from many independent and professional specialists (not only the view, who are posting here). Some of them are presumably better equipped with analyzing tools than your reviewer or your editorial department. On the long term, this persist on "alternative facts" spread by Bob Stuart and MQA will not support the credibility of your magazine, IMO.

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11 minutes ago, #Yoda# said:

@GUTB I cannot understand why you still insist on your once stated opinion about MQA, regarding the evidentiary facts from many independent and professional specialists (not only the view, who are posting here). Some of them are presumably better equipped with analyzing tools than your reviewer or your editorial department. On the long term, this persist on "alternative facts" spread by Bob Stuart and MQA will not support the credibility of your magazine, IMO.

 

Why don’t you post your system?

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Why should I do? Most members here are doing not as well and it doesn't matter concerning the MQA topic and my posts. But I can assure you, most of my equipment has been reviewed by Stereophile, Audiostream or InnerFidelity very positve and some "Product of the Year". 

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