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    Senior Member ralphpnj's Avatar
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    HIGHRESAUDIO to stop offering MQA

    So as the article says, is the honeymoon over for MQA?

    http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/hig...8f8f-162614149

    First PonoMusic and now this. Hey all my objectivitist (sp?) friends it looks like we are starting to make some headway against the subjectivitists.
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    I don't think you should take everything they claim to serious. Even now i still see ECM MQA sold at their store. It may simply be something like the licencing for them makes the profit per sold unit unattractive. Once this is sorted they will tell you how good it is.
    Also i never saw them distancing from selling UMGs watermarked "lossless" studio masters. Funny if you imagine UMGs MQA may still have this watermark in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    I don't think you should take everything they claim to serious. Even now i still see ECM MQA sold at their store. It may simply be something like the licencing for them makes the profit per sold unit unattractive. Once this is sorted they will tell you how good it is.
    Also i never saw them distancing from selling UMGs watermarked "lossless" studio masters. Funny if you imagine UMGs MQA may still have this watermark in
    Everything you said may indeed prove true but of the time being we get to enjoy a small victory.
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    Ops, totaly forgot to make fun out of the pono promise.
    For all that don't know this FANpage enjoy http://www.ponosucks.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat View Post
    Ops, totaly forgot to make fun out of the pono promise.
    For all that don't know this FANpage enjoy http://www.ponosucks.com
    Thanks for the link on that Wombat!

    Gave me a good laugh while I was waiting for my painkillers to kick in...

    Ok, it did hurt a bit to laugh, but it was worth it

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    Indeed Wombat, thanks for the links and the laughs... I still have my black Pono sitting on my shelf for the memories.

    I don't know if this is a victory whether Pono or Highresaudio not selling MQA for objectivists per se. I hope it is a victory for consumers being educated about bullshit and voting with their wallets. That's how capitalism should work. If the Emperor has no clothes, he should be called out on it. Apparently Neil was surfing with his shorts down as the tide went out .

    Anyone know if Neil has made any official statement BtW?
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