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    MQA is Vaporware

    This is true, but with Roon being as much of a front end to the two hi res streaming services, why not extend the already built in curating functionality of Roon to them as you say? Everything is there - the tagging on the services side and the functionality in Roon. On Roon's own forum it is evident that a great many of their customers (It appears to be a majority) would not even bother with Roon if not for it being a front end to Tidal/Qobuz. Why is a player/service like Roon, which is all about end user search/curating, so "dumb" when it comes to its format and streaming?
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    Anyone not switching from Tidal to Qobuz?

    Interesting feedback. My plan was to move away from Tidal to Qobuz because of MQA, though having my wife on the family plan was going to make that difficult. Now that Qobuz is an MQA streaming partner (even if unofficially), I am not sure what I am going to do when Qobuz comes off beta. I will certainly subscribe for a few months at least for a compare...
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Just a point of clarification, what I requested and while back and is still being requested by others (I think jhwalker was asking for the same thing) is for Roon to allow focusing - curating, search, etc. - of the streaming services based on file type, resolution, etc. Even when Qobuz gets their tagging straightened out around 2L and any other MQA, we as end users don't have the ability to focus on "only MQA" or "only hi res > 24/48", etc.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Why not? Good question. I started a thread on their forum a while back (maybe a year ago), and it went nowhere. Mostly the usual noise about MQA really being hi res, MQA hate, etc. Someone recently started another thread in the feature request section. Nothing from Roon itself. I asked them point blank why not - Roon is all about tagging and focus and search.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    All this is true. What is its relevance to the subject at hand? Where does the MP3 or AAC come from used by streaming companies? It comes from these compression algorithms being applied to 16/44 files. What is 2L doing? They are providing a step down from 16/44 (in this case, MQA CD) to Spotify, Apple, Amazon, etc. that then gets processed by these compression algorithms.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Respectfully, your not following along. Nobody is stepping up from 128 MP3 to MQA CD. They are stepping down from 16/44 to MQA CD. This is true even when MQA CD replaces 16/44 as the source file for a 128 MP3 encoding...
  7. Now that I am well over the gaga stage of Roon ownership, I can say that the way it handles zones and the various effects it has (such as on DSP) is butt ugly confusing and counter intuitive. Not sure if this is at the root of the OP's problem but he should definitely look at this.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    MQA, MQA shills, and audiophile trade publication writers can't handle the truth!!
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    MQA is Vaporware

    For some folks, facts and reality are threatening in of themselves 😂
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    MQA is Vaporware

    After going back and forth on the Roon forum over a feature request for a way to focus on 16/44 when browsing Tidal (right now, MQA is privileged - you have to drill down several clicks to find the album/track in 16/44), I want to give credit where credit is due: MQA and the audiophile trade publications did their job in selling MQA to many. They come out of the woodwork with a real desire to protect MQA from any and all who reject it (or simply want a choice). Bob S for president!
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Old Guard audiophiledom is like an X-File episode...just not as clear.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    You are incorrect. What is tiresome is "discussions" based on...absolutely nothing. These are not discussions - they are assertions of half truths, untruths, and misunderstandings. Your equivalency of pro and con MQA positions, and the characterization of a 'debate' is in error in reference to Paul, ARQuint (most of the time)...
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Paul is not here to discuss. Instead he simply proclaimed "beliefs". A discussion is not a testimonial tent, or a religious act. Paul came here to say "the sky is green", and when we said "eh, no, it's blue" he kept repeating himself. That's not a discussion. Your statement of support is the tired rhetorical act of someone who has lost the argument...
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    MQA is Vaporware

    That's good because you did not actually add anything to the discussion. You accused the OP of falsifying his credentials and being "disgruntled". You made fantastical claims about MQA technically without a shred of supporting argument, let alone actual evidence - all in the face of actual evidence found many places on this very website. It appears the only thing you are informed of is your own "beliefs"...
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Your belief is just that - a belief - one that flies in the face of all available facts known (i.e. proved by the reverse engineering and disambiguation done here) about MQA. To build upon this belief a conspiracy is a self_fulfilling_prophecy. Whatever floats your boat 😉 The truth of MQA is much more banal: It is a lossy/compression scheme (a super mp3) brought to market too late for any actual consumer benefit, and from the beginning was meant to protect the "crown jewels" through technical and legal means (DRM).
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