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    MQA is apparently a hoax

    This has got to be the most convincing video showing that MQA is truly “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, a hoax. I hope Deezer sticks with flac and do not force MQA on us like Tidal does.

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    Yup

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      #3
      Yep - that's why I've dumped Tidal and gone Qobuz - nice, plain FLAC.

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        #4
        MQA have replied to this, so make sure you listen to their reply as well before you make up your mind.

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          #5
          Their reply has been replied to also

          My response to the MQA "Bob Talks" post regarding my deep dive video.UPDATE: MQA has not yet responded to the request for encoding of natural sound files.UPD...
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            #6
            But i really have to respect the energy how coordinated MQA shills still spread the nonsense about lazy filtering and lousy upsampling is superiour because Bob says so.
            The climax obviously are MQA CDs
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              #7
              There are two VERY extensive threads at pinkfishmedia about it
              And Radio Paradise uses it now
              Last edited by Zombie; 2021-08-21, 18:28.

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                #8
                I think with the advent of HiRes FLAC streaming MQA is a solution without a problem
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Jeff07971 View Post
                  I think with the advent of HiRes FLAC streaming MQA is a solution without a problem
                  Even with CD quality FLAC streaming [emoji1787]

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Zombie View Post
                    There are two VERY extensive threads at pinkfishmedia about it
                    And Radio Paradise uses it now
                    How one wonders? There isn’t that much pre encoded stuff available is there? Is it the same playlist as main mix?
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by d6jg View Post
                      How one wonders? There isn’t that much pre encoded stuff available is there? Is it the same playlist as main mix?
                      I've not heard the MQA Radio Paradise stream but as the MQA process can be applied to Albums in a "batch process" I guess that this is done to the stream.

                      Or, as Tidal is applying this "Batch Process" to all CD files it supplies, perhaps RP just uses that "converted" playlist

                      Or something

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                        I've not heard the MQA Radio Paradise stream but as the MQA process can be applied to Albums in a "batch process" I guess that this is done to the stream.

                        Or, as Tidal is applying this "Batch Process" to all CD files it supplies, perhaps RP just uses that "converted" playlist

                        Or something

                        ronnie
                        Kinda puts the lie to the "authenticated" part of MQA, doesn't it? No involvement whatsoever by the original musicians or mastering engineers in an automated batch process...
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                          #13
                          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.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Man in a van View Post
                            I've not heard the MQA Radio Paradise stream but as the MQA process can be applied to Albums in a "batch process" I guess that this is done to the stream.

                            Or, as Tidal is applying this "Batch Process" to all CD files it supplies, perhaps RP just uses that "converted" playlist

                            Or something

                            ronnie
                            So after they apply the MQA process to an album it miraculously sounds better I suppose. Or it sounds worse until you play it back on an MQA certified DAC to make it sound exactly the same as it did before [emoji3]

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by slartibartfast View Post
                              So they apply the MQA process to an album

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                              I have to say that this is whot I read ont'interweb

                              But it make sense that it has to be a process similar to this, as doing a remix using the real, original master for each Album would be / is a time consuming process. If the masters still exist, can be located, still play

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