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RE: Not really.

Hi Charles. I'll take this, speaking for myself only. You wrote in that other post,

>>To the degree that MQA changes the sound of an existing digital file only depends on two things - the digital filters used and the dither algorithm used. Both of these have direct audible consequences on digital replay.<<

I think it's pretty obvious--I doubt you'd disagree--that, potentially, it depends on other things--specifically, all the things done to the file at the sending end. I don't know if this is relevant to the McGrath recordings used in the demo, but in some cases (like the 2L Nielsen), MQA does something akin to remastering. Likely more relevant is that MQA claims to do things involving digital filters at the sending end as well. This too--and not just the dither and DAC-side filters--could also affect the sound. Make the send-side and receive-side filters complementary--something that's not possible in the wild--and it's plausible that you can do things you can't do if you only control the receiving end. Exactly what, I'm not sure. It's plausible.

Edited for clarity.

Best,
jim


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