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RE: Super Important Question That Has Parallels Today

Always a pleasure to read your posts, Charles. I could not get the mix of technology discussion and industry history from anybody else.

I still like to understand enough about the technology behind buzzwords to be an informed consumer.

As an occasional consumer of audio gear and a regular consumer of recorded music, I look at new technology like MQA and decide whether it makes sense for me. For HDCD, SACD, DVD-A and now MQA my reaction has been "no sale". Very little of the music that matters to me will ever appear in those formats. Becoming wedded to formats like these also restricts my choices in gear too.

I buy hi-res PCM downloads instead of Redbook versions when I want to performances and the possible improvements in sound quality might be worth a modest premium. Pragmatic decisions based on value for money.

my blog: http://carsmusicandnature.blogspot.com/

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