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In Reply to: RE: Linn's take on MQA, "rentier capitalism". posted by jusbe on February 14, 2017 at 15:45:23
Nothing at all then akin to Linn's position through the 1970s to 1990s that using any turntable except an LP12 was inferior and where they ensured that dealers would only sell the turntable with Linn's approved amp brand (during the 70's to early 80's Naim only if you wanted an LP12).
No land grabbing there then.
A completely vacuous argument no better than arguing that Dolby surround is harmful to movies and DVDs. It just seems that they don't fancy paying the licensing fees. Oh, and they have possibly tumbled to the potential that they won't be able to continue to sell their ludicrously overpriced Studio Masters. I can't see anything else of substance there. After all you can replay an MQA encoded recording without any decoder or any investment in the process quite satisfactorily while still getting the benefit of the deblurring process if not the rest. And if a record label doesn't want to go with MQA they don't become technically redundant overnight, nor does anyones' legacy audio collection.
One thing I can guarantee; if MQA is successful then Linn will be using it. Remember that Linn wouldn't ever make CD players for a similar set of convoluted reasons. That was until they made CD players!
Linn is a company with more bollocks than Battersea Dogs Home.
Good comments on Linn. But that still doesn't change the fact that MQA is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.
PAR, good comment, especially with the Linn historical context added.
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