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Ishmael Slapowitz

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  1. So maybe this was his play along.........pimp MQA while looking to land employment at The MQA Sound.
  2. I also see that PSM has added an additional layer of "information" on their MQA titles..on the pull down menu, if you select MQA, it says 24/48 or 24/44.1-"SOURCE"...24/96 etc.
  3. I find this state particularly interesting: HRA, about their version of the new Coldplay album: "Please Note: We offer this album in its native sampling rate of 48 kHz, 24-bit. The provided 96 kHz version was up-sampled and offers no audible value! Hence the reason why we also do not offer the MQA. " https://www.highresaudio.com/en/album/view/ncurgd/coldplay-everyday-life It is, however, on Qobuz as 24/96.
  4. There is one big misstatement. There are NON MQA downloads of all 4 Anniversary releases with true 192 kHz content.
  5. I find PSM tidal wave (no pun intended) of MQA offerings bizarre. This batch encoded slop being priced higher is even more bizarre.
  6. What ever happened to 7digital shutting down? I just checked and they still have current releases in hires, also still no MQA.
  7. I will say the search is wayyyyyy faster or more accurate.
  8. Wow. I paid $500. Pretty decent jump. From the release notes, it looks the new version offers significant improvements. Let's see.
  9. I disagree with your take on Roon. As a Roon customer, I think it is state of the art in playback and cataloging. I have never experienced any effort to convince me that I "need" MQA, Tidal, or Qobuz. I maintain a large local library and it works perfectly for my needs. Roon is 100% a hifi product not different than a tube preamp or a stand alone DAC, it never was intended for the "masses" and there never was an attempt to "convince" anybody. Please note I was a MAJOR Roon skeptic when first introduced, and I thought was a fly by night hipster product. I was wrong. Any way, i really doubt Roon users give a damn about MQA unless they only listen to Tidal.
  10. Agree that MQA without Tidal is a defunct business I am not sure what you mean by Roon being stale however.
  11. It is amusing, well, not really...to watch MQA pivot monthly and move the goal posts as everyone of their marketing lies are debunked. So now we move on to "provenance".that is hysterical. A laundry list: "de-blurs" timing errors in the ADC-DEBUNKED -Authenticated: DEBUNKED -Losless: DEBUNKED -Sounds "better": DEBUNKED Saves bandwidth": DEBUNKED And the biggest lie right in the catchy product title.."Master Quality"
  12. Just received notice off the update here. Was granting the permissions pretty painless?
  13. Bam! A Masterpiece article by Archimago Another home run. On Audiophile Forums. Disagreements on MQA. (And Redscape preview...) http://archimago.blogspot.com/2019/10/on-audiophile-forums-disagreements-on.html
  14. A most astute an accurate assessment of the situation. I almost wish Lee Scrotum was still here. It would be a quite amusing to see him twist himself into a pretzel trying to spin these numbers. Oh wait, he did not even know how to correctly read balance sheet, genius business consultant that he is. 😍
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