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  1. Primarily? It wasn't that Charley thought MQA was a marketing scam?
  2. He know his opinion influences a lot of people. That's why he makes ambiguous statements. Most reviews in the magazine are full of that stuff.
  3. JA, basically suggesting the Pono player would have had MQA if it weren't for the battery life? BS!
  4. Yep, Once it's digitized it's no longer analog. It's analogized-digitized-analog. Who knows what else was done to it. MQA? That's a joke! It's only for business that reviewers like it. I can't believe that this is even acceptable to someone with a $20,000+ turntable setup. I had a brief discussion with Bes Nievera at Music Direct about the Nightfly album on vinyl. He told me the same canned talking points you hear from reviewers. "Well we see it as analog because that's what comes out of the machine when we play back the tape" Total BS.
  5. I heard New Year's resolutions can be improved with MQA.
  6. That and the master tapes are old and worn. Some are becoming unplayable. Each time they roll them probably risks more damage. But doing it digitally really negates any advantage of having an analog setup. Imaginary or not. May as well do the analog coloration with DSP and play it back with a DAC.
  7. Only proves how ridiculous the audiophile business has become. Why would a purist with 10's of thousands invested in a turntable setup, want vinyl made from anything digital?
  8. I find it interesting that reviewers are saying vinyl cut from digital masters is better than the digital masters? What's next? MQA mastered vinyl?
  9. Yep, Topping has been making some interesting products, loaded with features and good parts. If they had better distribution and easy warranty service, they'd be killing it. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/review-and-measurements-of-topping-dx7s-dac-and-headphone-amp.2378/
  10. I hate mono versions. I would never buy the MOFI SACD for that reason.
  11. When a $30K dac with an optional $7500 clock is a good value, publications have become a joke.
  12. I think MQA will be DOA in a couple more years. Hopefully sooner. They shot themselves in the foot by using lossy compression. What were they thinking! Audiophiles were going to go for this? And the average Joe could care less abut audio quality. So it's a lose-lose-lose situation. The third lose is for the financial loss to the fools who invested in this nonsense.
  13. I don't think they can sustain many more years of the kind of losses being reported. I wonder if they'll regret not offering "temporal deblurring" a la carte sans lossy compression? I kind of doubt it since improving the sound wasn't their primary objective.
  14. To be honest, I haven't kept up on it. I looked at Wikipedia. However, I haven't noticed any new titles with HDCD encoding. But who shops for CD's anymore? Reference Recordings isn't exactly mainstream.
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