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RE: MQA

In the true sense of the red book standard I understand 'no', but the reason I asked the question (playing the devil's advocate), if encoding with MQA can be/ deemed similar in practice as HDCD why do it when we already have media that can handle higher bit rates and if encoded properly (ie effective usage of space available) you can store high resolution files (higher word lengths/DSD bit rate etc) why create MQA?... 'cash cow'?!

MQA would have been more suitable as being part of a codec for digital radio... DAB/DAB+ ! Instead of the lossy codec entrenched in those systems. Here in Australia various radio stations run self promotion of the transmission type you can receive their signal. Now they advertise 'digital quality' as the big plus for acquiring a digital radio capable of receiving that transmission. Initially they advertised DAB+ broadcasts as 'CD quality'... which in reality it is not.

I must admit I do not fully understand the technological aspects of the implementation of MQA, but something inside me is telling me 'cash cow'! and with the take up by various music conglomerates of the 'process' and having to pay licence fees, the result will be that we the consumer will be paying more for nothing as they pass on the cost of those licencing fees. Ultimately these costs would accelerate the demise of any physical media..... CD/SACD/DVD-A (which is virtually gone anyway but was mismanaged by the consortium that oversaw it's implementation to which Meridian was a consortium member).


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  • RE: MQA - slartybardfast 03:27:23 06/03/17 (1)
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