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“High resolution is an experience, not a specification …”

 

Wow, just f’king wow.  If you want to ruin your day, read Bob’s Intro To High Resolution. 

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4 minutes ago, daverich4 said:

“High resolution is an experience, not a specification …”

 

Wow, just f’king wow.  If you want to ruin your day, read Bob’s Intro To High Resolution. 

Perhaps the biggest pile of steaming horseshit imaginable outside of Fatso's Meuller Report Summary. 

 

Just mind boggling bullshit. 

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Wow - sounds like he is directly trying to address some of the points in Chris's RMAF presentation. I don't think it can be done, but then, I don't think he is aiming for a technical audience anyway. 


Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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5 minutes ago, One and a half said:

Origami folding really works, (on paper with the hype to boot):

 

Compared to regular PCM, MQA delivers at least 15 times more resolution, with a lower environmental impact (saving up to 80% on storage, cloud and data cost), yet gives the clearest sound direct from the studio, and is effortless for the listener to enjoy.

 

Wow, 15 times, and green energy too, apart from the manufactured hardware that needs to be green compatible. Trust in Bob. This is the line spun to the labels and the likes of Tidal for sure. Horse and dogshit, the lot.

So let us counting the marketing lies:

 

1-MQA delivers "at least" 15x more resolution

 

2-"a lower environmental impact"

 

3-"gives the clearest sound direct from the studio"

 

Stunning. 

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39 minutes ago, One and a half said:

Origami folding really works, (on paper with the hype to boot):

 

Compared to regular PCM, MQA delivers at least 15 times more resolution, with a lower environmental impact (saving up to 80% on storage, cloud and data cost), yet gives the clearest sound direct from the studio, and is effortless for the listener to enjoy.

 

Wow, 15 times, and green energy too, apart from the manufactured hardware that needs to be green compatible. Trust in Bob. This is the line spun to the labels and the likes of Tidal for sure. Horse and dogshit, the lot.

 

But Bob is taking the MQA file to be 24 bits /192 Hz (rather than the true 24 bits /48 Hz or 24 bits /44.1 Hz).  That works out to about a 1411. 20 kbps bit rate (compressed).  Divide by 15 and we get a 94.08 kbps bit rate.  That's almost equivalent to a 96 kbps MP3.

 

Two problems:

1. The MQA file is only 24 bits / 48 Hz  or 24bits / 44.1 Hz and NOT 24 bits /192 Hz.

2. Most folks streaming music MP3's are using higher bit rates, e.g. 256 kbps  or 320 kbps.

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17 minutes ago, crenca said:

Seriously, Bob Stuart is the L Ron Hubbard of the (digital) audio world.  MQA is like those old commercials where Dianetics is the solution to everything.  P. 123, how to improve your sex life.  P 345, how fix your bicycle.  P. 213, how to attain eternal bliss...

Clearly, Stuart and his minions are the most intellectually dishonest bunch of thugs the audio world has seen. MQA dying a death? Move the goal posts, write a blog post that provides a fantastical distortion or reality. 

 

"There were 3 million people at my inauguration."

 

"No there weren't"

 

"Yes there were. "Cause I said so, fuck you". 

 

LOL

 

 

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If someone really cared about the environment they would just work to have the studios release the PCM or DSD. They would _not_ work to push a lossy format that required the world to continue tracking and keeping multiple formats of the same content because something better is out there. 

 

And, no, I didn't read the blog. Already done with MQA. Really actually tired of hearing about it and it dominating a ton of forums. We have better things to discuss (and listen to). :)    Maybe Mr. Stuart can take his technology to the audiobook world. That sound quality of audiobooks is lacking and we really could benefit from Audible releasing "Master Quality Audiobooks". Not to mention it would give Amazon a reason to release new Kindles. 

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29 minutes ago, Archimago said:

Oh yeah! I almost forgot one more thing...

 

Since MQA is especially environmentally friendly now, I would implore Mr. Stuart to please please please never ever ever allow his amazing technology to enhance vinyl playback!!!

 

The hordes of vinyl lovers will saturate all the pressing plants to use up even more of the non-renewable fossil fuels to make that terrible non-biodegradable plastic to fill up our landfills with Crosley-damaged records, add to the islands of floating plastic in our seas, and line the guts of our poor marine mammals off the coasts!!!

 

Mr. Stuart must simply do the right thing and recognize that he has even more ethical responsibilities now!

 

 

Whooo - I don't think I ever heard of fission starting with a sub-critical mass, but you may have just invented cold fusion! Now wouldn't that be an accomplishment for MQA?  Aggravate audiophiles so much they start generating nuclear power output! :)

 

 


Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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25 minutes ago, Archimago said:

 

Hey Paul,

 

Naw man. You're right in some ways, but probably over thinking this! This ain't nuclear science... It's fiction.

 

That's what MQA has always been and why it's so easy to counter fiction and produce even more fiction. In this account of the universe, MQA resolution can be quantified as easily as throwing out the claim of "15x", magic happens with their mystical "still lossless" compression, and apparently now there's an element of environmental stewardship. It's like how Ironman's tech coexists with Scarlet Witch's sorcery and the fate of the universe lies with 6 stones. All of it great stories!

 

 

<SNAP> What is MQA? Never heard of it...  :)

 

-Paul 

 


Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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4 minutes ago, Miska said:

 

Where's the AI? It's not a cool thing if it doesn't include some form of Artificial Intelligence. (what in the past was boringly called statistics and correlation) :D

 

 

That's for episode two: "double blind testing, by bleeding-edge AI, has proven that MQA is audibly lossless".

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