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2 hours ago, The Computer Audiophile said:

Wait a minute. Who is Andy Schaub?

 

a singer in Hong Kong

 

also an English major who does subjective music and gear reviews on his blog


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

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That Andy (nice work on exposing him guys) posed as “old dog”, but he did not know basic netiquette.

You don’t attack autochthons nor ask questions answered elsewhere on forum/discussion group. That was suspicious ;)

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10 hours ago, Galileo365 said:

 

I’m new to the forum and I don’t know those people at all, only know mansr by virtue of his abusive behavior. Maybe he forgets to take his Thorazine when they let him out of the nuthouse for the weekend.

 

Telling someone he forgot to take his meds is an enough reason for a ban. Don't play the ad-hominem route if you can't win the discussion. The problem seems already solved, as he wanted to leave CA.

 

9 hours ago, mansr said:

It exists on their website: https://mytekdigital.com/brooklyn-adc/

 

"Brooklyn ADC is the first commercially available ADC to feature built in MQA Kernel (TM) to be used for mastering to MQA streaming format."

 

My best guess for what this means is that they take the 384 kHz (or possibly DSD) output from the ADC chip and downsample it to 96 kHz using the leaky MQA filters. What is clear is that this device does not incorporate an MQA encoder. It is merely the encoding side counterpart to the so-called renderer for playback.


I'm on FB with one of the designers. My source at Mytek just tells me there will be an MQA mode which will be enabled via a software update, for existing Brooklyn ADC customers. They are still working with MQA to enable it, but also tells me progress is slow.

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2 hours ago, Kal Rubinson said:

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Well, it is same company that produced the first MQA ready mobile phone ever. The V30. ?


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5 hours ago, firedog said:

Yes, the one who repeatedly claims that MQA isn’t lossy. And note he specifically denied an industry affiliation, even though he writes reviews and clearly is part of the industry.  

 

IIRC he claimed no affiliation with MQA  however he did not declare his industry connection. I find the latter disingenuous irrespective of what side of the MQA fence you sit.

 

5 hours ago, mansr said:

It's interesting to look at who upvotes posts by these guys too. Always the same two or three names.

 

I may be guilty of this.

 

Sometimes it is just nice to hear contrary views rather than simply follow the herd. Science and mathematics are disinterested, they don't care or have any agendas or bias.For this reason alone I would have liked to have heard more from Mr Schaub, posting as Mr Schaub, politely (use the word "professionally" or "scientifically" if you dont like "politely") debating the subject.

 

Sadly, he resorted to ad hominem attacks and appeared to lose his composure. Well, not exactly an isolated phenomenon on CA. IMO it wasn't without some provocation but that is not the point.

 

Kudos to @The Computer Audiophile for encouraging tolerance and willingness to consider opposing views

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40 minutes ago, Audiophile Neuroscience said:

IIRC he claimed no affiliation with MQA  however he did not declare his industry connection. I find the latter disingenuous irrespective of what side of the MQA fence you sit.

Read that post again:

20 hours ago, Galileo365 said:
20 hours ago, MikeyFresh said:

21 total posts, exactly all of them in the thread, what is his industry/MQA affiliation, if any?

 

Quite sincerely and honestly, none whstsoever.

I have rarely seen such a blatant lie.

 

40 minutes ago, Audiophile Neuroscience said:

I may be guilty of this.

I wasn't thinking of you. We may not always agree, but I don't think you're here solely to cheer on the MQA shills.

 

40 minutes ago, Audiophile Neuroscience said:

Sometimes it is just nice to hear contrary views rather than simply follow the herd. Science and mathematics are disinterested, they don't care or have any agendas or bias.For this reason alone I would have liked to have heard more from Mr Schaub, posting as Mr Schaub, politely (use the word "professionally" or "scientifically" if you dont like "politely") debating the subject.

There is nothing to debate. The sampling theorem is nearly (or over, depending on which version you prefer) 100 years old, and Fourier analysis predates this by another century and some. None of it is remotely controversial. Mr Schaub, however, exhibited a very confused and limited understanding of the mathematical concepts. Whatever he studied at Stanford, these topics were either not covered or he wasn't paying attention.

 

40 minutes ago, Audiophile Neuroscience said:

Sadly, he resorted to ad hominem attacks and appeared to lose his composure. Well, not exactly an isolated phenomenon on CA.

It's a common reaction when people are losing an argument, and you can't win in an argument against mathematics.

 

40 minutes ago, Audiophile Neuroscience said:

IMO it wasn't without some provocation but that is not the point.

Provocation? I don't see anything remotely provocative in the responses he received.

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6 hours ago, Ralf11 said:

 

a singer in Hong Kong

 

also an English major who does subjective music and gear reviews on his blog

 

Excuse me, a singer?  In Hong Kong?  Pardon me, I have never heard of him, may be I am out of touch with the current talents in Hong Kong or he is not the kind of singer I would listen to.


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^ Is that a mercury glass cake dome underneath the acrylic dust cover?  Martha Stewart would love it!  ?

 

I don't think she'd approve of the frame arrangement on the wall, however, nor all the mismatched wood finishes.


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8 minutes ago, Hugo9000 said:

^ Is that a mercury glass cake dome underneath the acrylic dust cover?  Martha Stewart would love it!  ?

 

I don't think she'd approve of the frame arrangement on the wall, however, nor all the mismatched wood finishes.

I think it is Shilltastic!!!?

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20 minutes ago, Brinkman Ship said:

for the record here is the AS profile page from PFO, and a pic of his Audio Note system..which is completely incompatible with MQA.

https://positive-feedback.com/Issue49/schaub.htm

 

Stereo-System.jpg

 

Are those Netflix envelopes? Haven’t seen those in over a decade. 


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34 minutes ago, Brinkman Ship said:

for the record here is the AS profile page from PFO, and a pic of his Audio Note system..which is completely incompatible with MQA. 

https://positive-feedback.com/Issue49/schaub.htm

 

Stereo-System.jpg

 

 

Have you heard about MQA CD? Sooner or later MQA vinyl will be launched.  Hurray, the system will then be MQA compatible.  ?


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9 hours ago, Brinkman Ship said:

These shills need new training at MQA central.

Like maybe a sparrow school.


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