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MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

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2 minutes ago, Sonicularity said:

The title of this thread is annoying.  It suggests that much of the research to garner any actual knowledge about this lossy format was somehow only one side of a complete story. That is absolute crap.  There is no middle ground.  There are lies and marking BS and a reality this is continually ignored or side-stepped in an effort to promote a proprietary format that could potentially and critically have a negative impact on consumer interests.

 

It is an interesting final seminar Sunday afternoon for sure.

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Chris should might be able to accommodate setting up a livestream if he has time.  He did so at a previous trade show discussion panel on MQA lead by a proponent of the format.  One could ask very sweetly and hope for the desired outcome of a perspective showing the audience.  

 

A steadicam for when the entralled masses carry him around on their shoulders would be too much to ask of him though.  Let's keep the requests reasonable.  :P

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4 hours ago, Brinkman Ship said:

Thanks for the shout out! Would love to be there, but have other obligations...

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11 hours ago, Rt66indierock said:

Our own Chris Connaker will lead this discussion Sunday afternoon at RMAF. Time get that list together of the cons, cost and claims made. 

 

From the RMAF site:

"MQA: The Truth Lies Somewhere in the Middle @ Marriott Aspen Amphitheater, Lobby Level

Oct 7, Sunday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speakers: Chris Connaker, Computer Audiophile

Since MQA launched in 2014 the technology has been loved by some and loathed by others. Like all contentious topics and technologies, there is a wide range of opinions about MQA that lie on a continuum. In this seminar Chris will leave the opinionated arguments behind and discuss the pros, cons, costs, and claims made about MQA. This session is meant to provide attendees with factual information they can use in their pursuits to increase their enjoyment of this wonderful hobby."

 

This entry has the date wrong, I think. Either that or the day is Fri.: https://www.audiofest.net/show-schedule/action~agenda/cat_ids~4/

 

 


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5 minutes ago, christopher3393 said:

This session is meant to provide attendees with factual information they can use in their pursuits to increase their enjoyment of this wonderful hobby.

If only that could be the case.

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16 minutes ago, christopher3393 said:

 

From the RMAF site:

"MQA: The Truth Lies Somewhere in the Middle @ Marriott Aspen Amphitheater, Lobby Level

Oct 7, Sunday @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speakers: Chris Connaker, Computer Audiophile

Since MQA launched in 2014 the technology has been loved by some and loathed by others. Like all contentious topics and technologies, there is a wide range of opinions about MQA that lie on a continuum. In this seminar Chris will leave the opinionated arguments behind and discuss the pros, cons, costs, and claims made about MQA. This session is meant to provide attendees with factual information they can use in their pursuits to increase their enjoyment of this wonderful hobby."

 

This entry has the date wrong, I think. Either that or the day is Fri.: https://www.audiofest.net/show-schedule/action~agenda/cat_ids~4/

 

 

 

What entry is wrong?

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9 minutes ago, new_media said:

I saw Dusty Rhodes in the Galleria in Dallas once, probably 25 years ago. He was shopping with a hot babe.

Wow! My dad saw him at the Omni in Atlanta in the 70's..with Terry Funk, The Spoiler, Cowboy Bob Orton...

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I also don't see much "middle" in MQA.  Even the streaming case for it is now a non-starter given modern bandwidth, etc.  Given that just about ALL claims of MQA have been demonstratively debunked, where is this "middle"?

 

I appreciate the "pros vs. cons" perspective, but the "extreme" language is just the narrative that the trade publications/industry wants to leverage in an attempt to make MQA have some sense at all.

 

Oh well, it would not be Audiophiledom if the truth was explicit...


Hey MQA, if it is not all $voodoo$, show us the math!

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