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RE: Thanks...

Charles, thanks again for addressing what so few seem to understand, and it is no wonder, with the confusing marketing MQA employs.

Yes, absolutely, they claim to correct errors at the time of digital capture by the original ADC.

But as you mentioned in previous posts, and as I know very well a project may have used MULTIPLE ADC's during the production. Then different ones during mixing and the same applies for mastering.

One thing I would like to point out with DSD, but specifically when remastering classic analog recordings:

There is a very good way to do it with NO additional DSD processing.
And that is do all your EQ and compression settinsg, and what ever
else in ANALOG, then capture that to DSD. Done. Essentially you are
taking a "DSD photo" of what is coming off the mastering chain.

That is how Mobile Fidelity and other audiophile labels are doing for their SACDs, and they sound spectacular to me.

The Pyrmaix workstation can edit and master in DSD, however some manipulations require conversion to so called "DXD" first.

Here is a thought, it may be crazy, but since your QA-9 is designed as you say, it would be VERY interesting to do some digital archiving with it and and then compare it an "MQA" processed version. The results would be very revealing, in a number of ways.




Edits: 05/28/17 05/28/17

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