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In Reply to: RE: Although the article itself contains at least one patently absurd statement ... posted by Isaak J. Garvey on April 06, 2017 at 09:05:20
But why would you expect them to?
As far as I can tell, Stereophile doesn't publish critical reports on anything. They don't position themselves as a consumer magazine or as an advocate for the consumer interest. This is outside their purview.
They do occasionally publish, without comment, links on their site to matters of consumer interest, as a service to their readers.
"...and you are on the unemployment line."
The problem with hyperbole is that it quickly devolves into statements that are unlikely to prove true.
Edits: 04/06/17Follow Ups:
"They don't position themselves as a consumer magazine or as an advocate for the consumer interest. This is outside their purview."
This is incorrect. They DO position themselves as a consumer advocate. Mr. Atkinson has posted here publicly on numerous occasions that their mission is to "server the reader". Their "reader" one has to assume is mostly consumers, with of course, industry participants.
As far as my hyperbole, if Stereophile is dead wrong about MQA, after putting so much stock in it, should their not be consequences?
What 'stock' are you talking about ? As far as I can tell, Stereophile did their job and reported on a new audio format. As they reported on HDCD, SACD and DVD-A.
For hyperbole, it was Robert Harley of The Absolute Sound, not Mr. Atkinson, who made the reader think this was the second coming. Read Harley's editorials (and reports) on MQA and see how different they are from John A's.
To everyone else: we got burned from hi-rez formats and this could be the source of suspicion over MQA. Were previous hi-rez formats better than CD ? With downloads, the same question, but with the added problem of mastering provenance.
Some audio writers are still lampooning SACD and hi-rez downloads. Anthony Cordesman of The Absolute Sound called these "expensive frauds" at the end of 2015, in one of his product reviews.
It's not just MQA, it's any format that claims better sound but doesn't deliver...
MQA is not a format. It is a fabrication.
Even an Old Testament god has more things to worry about than whether Stereophile got MQA wrong. Opposing MQA does not require vilifying JA.
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