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    "MQA has been targeting the weakest players in our world, the audiophiles."

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    I have no views on MQA, but its great to hear a full blooded opinion.
    I love his hackles rising at the mention of fixing masters.
    Good on him.
    As we say in the UK, hes calling a spade a spade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritofmusic View Post
    I have no views on MQA, but it’s great to hear a full blooded opinion.
    I love his hackles rising at the mention of fixing masters.
    Good on him.
    As we say in the UK, he’s calling a spade a spade.
    I thought it was an American saying.

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    Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens used it first, so well claim ownership this side of The Pond 🙂.

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    Its not much better than the 90 Lexican processors doing what they make you hear.. Give me a Sheffield Direct any day and you have what was meant to be heard good or bad !

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    He is not alone having that opinion; many other professional audiofiles in the music industry have a similar opinion.

    Marilyn Manson is not my music thing. The writer of that article made a typo there...Marylin.

    If I buy an album (vinyl) and in the back it says; encoded with MQA, that'll be the day, and I will buy a new phono stage with a MQA decoder. ;-)

    MQA is not for the weakest music lovers, the audiophiles; it's for the 2017 digital music servers and Tidal and Roon and iPhone resolution masses. It's for improving the illusion. ...Marilyn Manson, really?!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Believe High Fidelity View Post
    Thanks David. I needed this link for a few very confused clients
    I know what you mean !

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    and there are several remastering guys onboard. so what's that about then? guys like Ludwig and Massenburg aren't exactly slouches.

    its also at AES now.

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    I see MQA as a utility nothing more really. I do like Lucey's point, streaming the real file will only get easier in time as information infrastructure improves. So what is the problem? Is this really a long term solution?

    That it is a way to get us to willingly accept DRM is intriguing indeed.
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