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RE: In what way is MQA improving sound quality?

A VERY prominent digital designer who wishes to remain anonymous told me that among DAC manufacturers, there are two camps:

1) Those who use the stock digital filters built into DAC chips like MQA.
2) Those who know how to design their own custom digital filters dislike MQA.

It seems that Auralic has recently transitioned from the first group to the second. The designer told me that the MQA filter is better than the average filter built into most DAC chips, but not as good as the best custom filters. Another problem is that by using the MQA digital filter, such DACs will tend to sound more and more similar. Worse yet is with MQA there will be no room for future improvement, as the manufacturer is restricted to Bob Stuart's filter.

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