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  1. I'm guessing they didn't actually watch the video given as: - I was the one that posted that paste - MQA's response was displayed in full in the video - A good 15 minutes of the video was discussing MQA's response Unfortunately not much room for a conversation to be had when someone won't watch the video/read the post, and does stuff like disabling comments to prevent any further discussion :/
  2. I imagine it might share some similarities with stuff like the tambaqui or this: http://puredsd.ru/
  3. DSD Cannot be processed natively on an R2R ladder. Rockna converts DSD to 768khz PCM. Denafrips converts to 6-bit (unknown sample rate) Holo has a completely separate DSD converter which is genuine 1-bit. It does not use the R2R ladder for DSD
  4. Serene just arrived, first impressions are VERY good
  5. Further Reading: Bob Stuart wanted to censor AS: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/30381-mqa-is-vaporware/page/584/?tab=comments#comment-958011 How to test MQA's leaky filter: https://audiophilestyle.com/forums/topic/62669-how-to-demonstrate-mqas-leaky-filter/ 2018 RMAF MQA talk by Chris Connaker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSv0lcHlawk Archimago's MQA article: https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/mqa-a-review-of-controversies-concerns-and-cautions-r701/ PS Audio vid on MQA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPfmWKjiccA Schiit on MQA: https://www.schiit.com/
  6. Link to files: https://mega.nz/file/S6AFQYQS#H5wK-6m6V7smG-TKdxxRVEfTOVE8vgxVv7Tiq56FVjQ
  7. A video version of this post is available here: Introduction MQA is a proprietary music compression solution that uses the FLAC container. It requires a license fee for manufacturers to implement it, and due to the lack of transparency from MQA, there has been relatively little conclusive information about exactly HOW it works. (Or IF it works). I was frustrated with this, and despite the fact that there is excellent testing that has been done by Archimago, MansR, John Atkinson and others, I wanted to get something done quite conclusively, to get some files encoded in
  8. I've made a long video exploring MQA using files I had published, in MQA, on Tidal. I'll be writing up a written article this evening to post here and will include the original masters, MQA encoded versions, and unfolded MQA versions so that anyone else can look at them and test further. MQA did respond to me and their response is discussed at the end of the video (timestamps in playbar/description)
  9. Sorry, should have clarified in the original post that this is intended to be done using a track that came from a 44.1khz master. (Roon will tell you the original master of an MQA file or track on Tidal so you can check if it was ever really high-res or not, most MQA releases came from 44.1khz). This test could also be done to demonstrate leaky filterer in the 'renderer' by recording the analog output of a renderer tricked into using it's MQA filter on a normal file using Mansr's tool. https://code.videolan.org/mansr/mqa/-/tree/master (I wasn't able to actually get that working, but I ha
  10. Just as an update, MQA did respond to my email (AFTER the posts about censorship were made here and elsewhere). Most of the content in their response was either marketing talk, or easily counter-able (or outright easily disproven) claims. My video is done, including my response to their response. Its up on my patreon atm as I put things on there early but it'll be up on here as well as a written version very soon.
  11. In a 2018 RMAF talk by Chris Connaker, MQA handwaved away evidence collected by Archimago that their filter design was leaky, by implying he was involved in the industry and was biased. And that because Chris wouldn't reveal Archimago's real name, the information couldn't be trusted. Chris quite rightly said that it didn't matter who Archimago was, anyone could quite easily demonstrate the issue themselves, and this post will show how to do just that. 1) Download and install the "VB-Hifi cable" software. This is a bit-perfect virtual audio cable which we will use. (Th
  12. That's what I thought too. And it certainly used to be the case. Unfortunately now though it seems that the 16/44 file is just the MQA file but without the client unfolding it. Its bitperfect to the 'masters' version and this was the case for any other track I've tried. Ive actually stopped my subscription because of this I pay tidal for lossless. If they no longer offer that for any track marked master, I don't want tidal. Ill double check with some other files that I know were definitely from 48/96khz masters as I can't imagine
  13. Given how they dodged questions and attempted to desperately divert the conversation in your 2018 rmaf talk (which I discuss a little in the video, hope you don't mind), I didn't really expect anything different. Hence why I made backups :)
  14. I did yes. I have the original masters that were submitted, one of which was 44.1khz, one of which was 88.2khz. And I have the MQA encoded versions of both. As well as the versions streamed from tidal on the "hifi tier" (which as it turns out are the same file but without mqa flagging) These will all be shared in the post. The censorship won't change anything :)
  15. I am currently working on a video, and I got some tracks published on tidal, in MQA. These tracks contained various test signals such as impulse response, square wave, white noise, multitone, and even the entire RMAA test sequence. After collecting all evidence and documenting all the discovered issues (some of which have not yet been discussed elsewhere), I contacted MQA to give them a chance to comment prior to this video (and post here) going live. They have not responded to me, BUT, they have had my tracks pulled from Tidal, and have spoken to the publisher I used to have them bl
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