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In Reply to: RE: Agree with this sentiment posted by E-Stat on February 15, 2017 at 09:16:00
If you agree that the problem of implementing (rendering?) high resolution files via a standard resolution medium " has already been, or could be, solved by free and open alternatives" then please let us into the secret of how it has been solved already or how it could be done.
Actually the wording "has already been" in conjunction with " or could be" indicates that the person at Linn doesn't actually have a clue. I mean you wouldn't write " manned flight has already been or could be solved" would you? If it has been solved then it has been solved.
Also, if it is solved by other means then why aren't Linn doing it themselves instead of charging inflated premium rates for anything above CD resolution with the concomitant long download times ? Do you not imagine that Linn might actually have an economic dog in the fight and that their real motives in this are not simply for the general benefit of mankind ?
I find the concept of "lossy high resolution" an oxymoron. :)
In today's computer world, data storage and bandwidth are largely irrelevant - unless you listen exclusively to streamed internet content.
Building a "better MP3" has zero value for me if I have to replace the entire digital playback system.
" unless you listen exclusively to streamed internet content."
Which is exactly what MQA is about. If you only listen to silver disc or even hi-rez downloads then it is not relevant. That is until those media disappear over the coming years (look at the sales figures).
As for the lossiness it basically appears to lose data in the LSB of a 24 bit file. Is there any musically relevant information in that LSB? Remember that we are talking of possible musical information at -144dBfs. Analogies with MP3 are not really useful it seems to me.
As I have pointed out you do not have to replace any of your digital playback system components unless you want to replay streamed original files of resolutions in excess of 24/96. Even if you try to replay a streamed MQA file of 24/192 resolution without an MQA decoding DAC you still get 24/96 ( OK, effectively 23/96).
Your argument about data rate, bandwidth etc. being irrelevant in todays computer world is not correct in terms of file distribution via the internet unless time and data charges are of no significance. Virtually all of us will be getting our new music in a few years time only via the internet in one form or another. I see no developments anywhere to suggest otherwise.
Which is exactly what MQA is about. If you only listen to silver disc or even hi-rez downloads then it is not relevant.
I don't have the "renters" mentality since I prefer to spend far less over time for my needs.
our argument about data rate, bandwidth etc. being irrelevant in todays computer world is not correct in terms of file distribution via the internet unless time and data charges are of no significance.
It really is of no significance to me. My internet service provides a terabyte of data per month. Time? A high resolution takes maybe three minutes to download. Versus say half an hour to drive to a store and pick up media? Are you serious?
Virtually all of us will be getting our new music in a few years time only via the internet in one form or another.
Amen! I'd love to be able to download any content and not have to purchase the media and rip it myself!
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