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In Reply to: RE: Because the BS answers don't make sense posted by knewton on February 16, 2017 at 17:00:16
Are you kidding?
Look, just because you disagree with certain answers/assessments doesn't render them BS..
Sorry, but I pay attention to what others post. Let's review some of what you've said:
With MQA, the number of catalog items could be cut in half, or even by two-thirds in some cases....
As we've seen, that speculation has no basis in fact. Next!
You opined that MQA might provide:
...compellingly increased consumer sales (due to greater convenience or greater listening satisfaction), and/or whether it compellingly lowers industry distribution cost.
When I challenged the notion of "convenience" and "lower cost", you folded. Obviously since neither applies in today's world of inexpensive internet bandwidth cost.
I've observed that there is an utter dearth of downloadable titles. When I've challenged PAR with that reality, he retracted. "That takes further time"
I've observed based upon an in depth analysis of another poster that the 500 odd titles available on Tidal are largely classic rock and soul/blues.
Do you have any data that refutes any of those facts?
Also, would you care to share with us your top 3 MQA titles? What content justified the additional cost to use one of few MQA compatible DACs?
You've fully revealed your irrational hostility toward this subject. Thank you, as I now know not to waste any more of my time attempting to have a rational discussion with you.
Pardon if you confuse discussing facts "hostile". BTW, earlier you opined:
Then it can be delivered on a CD.
That was my conjecture at one point as well, but was corrected by John Marks on that point.
In a Bob Stewart interview he said it can be put on a CD
"It is practical to make MQA CDs which are 100% backward compatible, sound great as a Redbook CD and decode to much more."
"Practical" from exactly who's standpoint? Even Stuart told John Atkinson "that would depend upon the level of the recording's analog noise floor ".
Even the MQA website promotes only streaming or downloading.
Maybe we'll see brand new and improved CDs in time, right? Just what Millennials are looking for. :)
Your evident prejudice and hostility toward a subject about which you are so obviously ignorant is quite astounding. Be aware, that the more you write the more you reveal your ignorance. No, I'm not going to spend the time necessary to educate you. You're not seeking to learn, you're seeking to defend your preconceptions.
For the record, I've not advocated for MQA. I've merely attempted to also discuss some of it's potential advantages. I'm only an audio hobbyist with some technical education. I have no agenda, pro or con, regarding MQA aside from an general audiophile interest in obtaining better subjective digital replay. I've not yet heard MQA, and so, have not formed any opinion on the sound offered.
which you are so obviously ignorant is quite astounding
over your past seven posts, you've failed to demonstrate anything that I've said that is incorrect. OTOH, we both shared the same misconception about the ability to use the CD format. :)
but have no agenda, pro or con, regarding MQA.
Nor do I. Just the facts, M'am!
...over your past seven posts, you've failed to demonstrate anything that I've said that is incorrect. OTOH, we both shared the same misconception about the ability to use the CD.
That makes a good example for me to use. You misunderstood what Marks wrote, probably because you are predisposed to misunderstanding it. An legacy CD player cannot DECODE MQA in to it's high resolution versions, but CAN still play an MQA encoded track as Redbook PCM. The undecoded MQA specific content simply acts as strong dither. This ability is fundamental to MQA, which is something so basic that the fact you don't know it helps reveal your ignorance about MQA. While ignorance is nothing to be ashamed of, hostile belligerent ignorance is.
but CAN still play an MQA encoded track as Redbook PCM.
Then it's no longer MQA!!! Why would anyone press a CD with content that is never playable? Is that what you want folks to believe? Really?
This ability is fundamental to MQA, which is something so basic that the fact you don't know it helps reveal your ignorance about MQA
Your ability to demonstrate that anything I've said is incorrect remains zero.
Do you have difficulty discussing facts?
I knew I shouldn't have attempted to help you understand any of this. My own fault for trying.
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