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Gasp! More Jaws Dropping over MQA in Los Angeles!

"When Peter then played the MQA version, my jaw dropped-this was not the recording with which I was familiar. This was now a live string quartet playing in front of me. The music made instant sense in a way that it had taken me a long time to comprehend from the PCM original."

I found this particularly shocking:

"Some have argued that a mastering engineer could achieve the same effect through the application of EQ and more sophisticated DSP tools, but I don't think so. Such processes can make something sound different but not more real, which I have found is the consistent effect of MQA encoding."

Incredibly speculative, eh?

And JVS comes right along to gently pick his jaw back up!

What team work!

""It's like you could take a knife and cut through all the noise," I wrote in my notes. The experience left me questioning the whole audiophile notion of "air," and wondering if what we commonly refer to as "air" is, at least in part, a by-product of timing errors that convey noise and haze where there were originally space and silence."

So just like Robert Harley, JVS needs a new vocabulary to describe what he hears. Hmmm

So now that the bandwidth "problem" has been debunked, they are locking into the "timing error" thing. That seems to be the strategy going forward.

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Topic - Gasp! More Jaws Dropping over MQA in Los Angeles! - Isaak J. Garvey 10:11:22 06/11/17 (29)


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