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    #16
    Originally posted by Heuer View Post
    There are three 'folds' IIRC that MQA makes to the file, two of which can be unfolded by software and the third fold requires MQA hardware.

    It is a solution to a problem that really no longer exists for most of us - they were trying (in 2013) to reduce the size of high quality files like FLAC so they could be streamed over limited bandwidth internet connections. A strreamed FLAC file probably runs to 5Mbps maximum so for most homes today with fibre broadband there is no need to bother with MQA, just stream lossless.

    They claim MQA improves the sound even though it is a lossy format and it could be the final result sounds better to some ears, hence the controversy.
    I think one of the drivers for MQA is harvesting licensing revenue at various stages of the MQA encoding/decoding process...

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      #17
      Originally posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
      I think one of the drivers for MQA is harvesting licensing revenue at various stages of the MQA encoding/decoding process...

      Robert
      That must be the only driver. Nothing else makes sense. Has anyone said MQA is better than lossless?

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        #18
        Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
        That must be the only driver. Nothing else makes sense. Has anyone said MQA is better than lossless?

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        MQA Themselves !

        Is MQA lossless? Yes. MQA comes in a lossless file from the rights owner, most often the music label, so you get exactly what was intended.


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          #19
          Originally posted by Jeff07971 View Post
          MQA Themselves !

          Is MQA lossless? Yes. MQA comes in a lossless file from the rights owner, most often the music label, so you get exactly what was intended.



          Where's Mandy Rice-Davies when she's needed

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            #20
            Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
            Where's Mandy Rice-Davies when she's needed
            Brilliant
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              #21
              I’m actually quite surprised that RP have gone that route or am I? One of his biggest costs must be server hosting and connectivity. If he streams in compressed format then his bandwidth usage - it’s usually charged in and out - is significantly less or would be if people were to stream MQA instead of FLAC.

              Personally I think MQA is a fraud and arguably the unfolding results in a non lossless piece of data and is therefore inferior.

              As an end user we pay a flat monthly fee for our internet connection no matter how much bandwidth we use. Not the same for those that do the hosting.
              Jim
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                #22
                Originally posted by d6jg View Post
                Brilliant
                I had to Google it but I agree [emoji3]

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                  Where's Mandy Rice-Davies when she's needed
                  Yup !
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