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    MQA and its problems

    Hi All,

    Found this on YT, its worth a watch if you use MQA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRjsu9-Vznc

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    Try this thread for some serious fun

    https://www.audiosciencereview.com/f...est-mqa.22549/

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    It's funny how MQA turned out to be a more expensive solution (scam) that turned out to be a lossy codec. A 320 mp3 may be better than MQA, lol

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    I see Radio Paradise are offering a MQA stream via Bluesound. Hopefully it won't impact the normal FLAC service. Bill writes:

    "Our initial MQA stream will be 16/44.1, so there's no resolution improvement. That will be coming in the future.

    The improvements I hear in our MQA stream are due to the 'audio voodoo' they apply to correct A/D & D/A errors in the recording, mixing & mastering process. In my opinion, that adds a lot of extra detail and texture to many recordings. I like the way it sounds. I find it more compelling & immersive. More musical.

    It will always be an option, not something forced on anyone."
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    Tidal has decided to have a cheaper option for CD only and add the option for "masters", 360 sound and other types of sliced bread at a higher cost. This will begin in Australia.

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    The CD quality files at Tidal may be the same encrypted MQA files with only the MQA flagging is removed. So you may get only 13bit to listen to.
    https://www.audiosciencereview.com/f...97#post-764249
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    Mqa...

    Eventually MQA will become a toxic name similar to Aspartane...
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    Theres a follow up to the original video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkqWZ9jzA0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heuer View Post
    I see Radio Paradise are offering a MQA stream via Bluesound. Hopefully it won't impact the normal FLAC service. Bill writes:

    "It will always be an option, not something forced on anyone."
    Well, I'm afraid that only means that your are able to listen to the same stream with both normal equipment and with MQA equipment. In the former case you are listening to a 16/44 stream which simply is not lossless because of the MQA content is added to it. And as we now know this content is present in the audible band...

    MQA is a solution in search of a problem to solve. It has become first and foremost a business model based upon controlling as much of the audio chain (software and hardware) as possible. Avoid.
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