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Huh?

You felt that you were present at the birth of a new world 3 times:

1) When the prototype of CD was introduced. OK, that did transform the music industry, and not in ways that we (or the record labels could have imageined). By the way, I thoroughly enjoyed Steve Guttenberg's recent AWSI when he asked the question, "What if there had never been such a thing as digital audio?" (approximate).

2) DSP Room correction - Sorry to me that is far less of a change than the iPod was. I still don't feel like my life won't be right until I get "room correction". I wouldn't call that the "birth of a new world".

3) MQA? You have got to be kidding. Clearly BS duped everyone their with totally unfair comparisons. People have had over 9 months to listen to MQA files via Tidal streaming. A few people like it, most people don't care. I've heard it and it is NOWHERE NEAR to being any kind of dramatic improvement as you or Harley have claimed. It is slightly different, and in most ways worse than the original high-res file from which it was derived - which makes sense as the discards all audio data below 16 or 17 bits and discards all audio information above 48kHz. These are less sonically damaging than MP3's algorithms, but that isn't the point. The point is that MQA sneaks in potentially horrific DRM restrictions, smuggled under the guise of "better sound and less filling".

They can't cross the chasm to mainstream success without support from the early adopters. Bob sees you and Harley as "key opinion makers" and is simply using you as you use a pawn in a chess game. And for reasons unclear to me, you defend his use of you, your magazine, and your heritage, and your reputation. At least Harley got paid to be screwed.

And as I've posted before MQA is already dead. Google does not want it. End of story. They have been monitoring the situation and don't feel they need to do anything because all of the studios already think MQA is dead.

Why would we want to re-read about the time you were duped 3 years ago - again?



Edits: 10/29/17

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