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In Reply to: RE: Andres Koch Slams MQA as A Money Grab and a Fraud posted by Isaak J. Garvey on March 17, 2017 at 14:17:53
>Stereophile, the ultimate MQA cheerleader has lost all credibility in that
>it has not reported how HighResAudio.com of Germany, Jriver, and other
>players in the industry have rejected it, and pointed out it's obvious
The HiRes Audio news was reported on Stereophile's Facebook page. JRiver
CEO Jim Hillegass is quoted on the Stereophile website as saying "JRiver
has no plans to support MQA. MQA is not a lossless or open format, and it
offers no apparent benefit to consumers, in our opinion."
And as for "ultimate MQA cheerleader," we have published spectral analyses
of original files and MQA-encoded versions and performed listening comparisons
between original files and MQA-encoded versions. The phrase would be better
directed against those who have don neither of those things.
And our overall conclusion, shared by all of the reviewers who have
performed the comparisons, is that while the difference can be small,
the MQA version always sounds better, not worse.
I will read Andreas's criticism, of course. But perhaps it should be noted
that Andreas Koch is heavily invested intellectually in DSD encoding,
which is also a closed format and is completely incompatible with MQA.
>And by the way, if you have any doubts about Mr. Koch, this is what
>Stereophile wrote about him...
If you are going to quote at length for Stereophile, at minimum you should
provide the attribution (writer and issue) and the link to the original.
Not to do so merely reveals you are a dick.
That's a 'reveal' he's accomplished several time during this thread. :-)
And why didn't you publish the Xivero analysis? You published all sorts of MQA friendly technical fluff. Superbly balanced "reporting" Mr Editor.
Attribute to Michael Fremer amended and link provided.
You reported it on your "facebook page"? Is this a joke? Now facebook is a legitimate news outlet? Why not on YOUR webpage, just like DAR and HiFi+?
Your team was chearleadig MQA for TWO years before ANY COMPARISONS were done. You have no credibility.
You try to undermine Mr. Koch's credibility because he is "heavily invested in DSD"? Pathetic sir. Pathetic.
I will take the word of Mr. Koch over the likes of you anyday of the week.
Name calling? Really rather sad. I don't think you realize how ridiculous MQA has made Stereophile look.
> You reported it on your "facebook page"? Is this a joke?
No. Why should it be a joke?
> I will take the word of Mr. Koch over the likes of you anyday of the week.
I don't have a problem that, Dick.
Classy. If you were not a Stereophile hack, you would be banned. But I know how it works here.
When you have no defense against shilling, phoney journalism, you resort to name calling. Your manufacturer centric bias will be the downfall of your magazine.
it is obvious what you are doing here, and you have done it before. Resort to incivility to get a thread taken down, then claim you had "nothing to do with it". A clever and cowardly way to make inconvenient threads and posts evaporate.
You been living under a rock of late?
Didn't see it coming.
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