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    MQA is Vaporware

    A lot stuff is not recorded in studios are even the equipment used isn’t the quaility of a $700 Sony digital recorder. Apple asked and didn’t get high resolution masters sorry. Actually the real reason in the Americana genre is resources to hire engineers in the first place. Some pretty good acts tour by camping.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    My main goal is to get a decent level of production in Americana even at 16/44.1 and that is harder than you think. The economics are a real challenge.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Thanks I notice a lot of the Americana is 24/44.1. A pretty normal ADC output for quite awhile.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Does anyting come up? I love Americana but I’ve also said the only way I’m going to listen to it hi-res is to record it myself. PS just bought tickets for Shakey Graves.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    I’m willing to listen to arguments that 12-14/30ish (analog tape) is high resolution but to me high resolution starts with microphones. I need special ones to make a high-resolution recording and they weren’t around when the White Album was recorded. Better is fine but at a Los Angles Audio Show seminar we were told very few studios produce high-resolution recordings. In any case what is the point? There isn’t a commercially viable market that can distinguish a well recorded CD from a high-resolution recording. Or as Mark Waldrep said yesterday MQA is a hoax and so is hi-res. Quite a change from a man whose blog is Real HD Audio and believed until recently that his High-Resolution recordings were demonstrably better than CD quality. His own readers can’t reliably tell the difference.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Paul, I’m the person who started this thread. Love the who cares part, can’t think of a weaker comeback when if you had been following this thread you would know who cares. The Grammy people distributed the original post “MQA is Vaporware.” You would also know that Bob Stuart and Ken Forsythe did try and get Chris to shut the thread down. And Chris told me the thread is or was causing heartburn in the industry even among those who oppose MQA. Yes, my prejudice is showing, I’ve worked with MQA in studio environments. It doesn’t work as you think it does. Artists cash flow will not improve with MQA so why bother? And I’ve been stunned by the damage MQA can do when tracks are processed. Finally, I’ve shared my gripes and encouraged other to share theirs that’s what the MQA discussion is about on Audiophile Style. You want pro MQA stuff read Stereophile and The Absolute Sound.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Paul if Bob Stuart approached anyone in The Silicon Beach (LA), Silicon Valley (Bay Area), The Silicon Forrest (Portland Oregon) or the Puget Sound area with MQA they would and have shown him the door. Meridian’s losses are large enough to overcome any argument you can make about Bob’s technical brilliance. Simple due diligence really. When the studio guys were approached sound quality was not talked about. They were the ones initially found that it altered the sound. Something I’ve talked with Bob Stuart about. MQA is bad for artists, recoding engineers, mastering engineers and consumers. No evidence has been shown me that MQA can sound better. If you think otherwise, please provide some evidence to the contrary that we haven’t already shown to be untrue and without merit. No anger there and I would calculate that it probable (greater than a 75% chance) I have better information than you do. I wondered who would be the first to play you are angry card in 2019. You win but you should know everyone who tried in 2017 and 2018 failed. An angry Rt66indierock never survives any face to face conversation.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    You shouldn’t trust the technical minds. At best they were years late and Bob Stuarts track record of producing technology for sound reproduction speaks for itself. The market has rejected his ideas. The Meridian financial statements document this very well. The marketing folks have shown their true colors. I find it fascinating that I have better access to the MQA Ltd people than the audio press does, and I have been open that my goal is the liquidation of MQA Ltd, and the intellectual property not end up in the hands of the labels or the major shareholder (an investment fund). Trust most of the reviewers? I received a lot of apologies at RMAF 18 for their overly enthusiastic support of MQA. After I said at the end of RMAF 17 I’ll let anybody walk away right now. Many did and we talked about who wouldn’t. From 2014 to 2016 I didn’t see any reviewers trying hard to objective and accurate when talking and writing about MQA. I don’t ask anyone to trust me. Listen for yourself, volume match, do your own measuring, check my facts then report back.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    I wrote the post “MQA is Vaporware” because you can not trust the people advocating it.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    They a great one with tax shelters.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Not totally autonomous Andersen Consulting owed Arthur Andersen 15% of its profits during that time.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    MQA is Low Res. I can work with that thanks. Back to the joys of Section 199A.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Andy audiophiles actually like people questioning the motivations and qualifications of audio journalists. I get a lot of positive feedback.
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    Qobuz streaming MQA CD's?

    Sony is a shareholder in MQA Ltd.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Doubtful Lee, my sample size is big enough that I have a pretty normal distribution of sound quality. The middle is no different and a a different sort of different but not better. There are some that sound better and some that sound worse just like any other format.
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