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RE: MQA Loses Part of Spectrum on Some Tracks?

For the record, when I hear listeners describe MQA who are NOT FROM THE PRESS, the words that seem to crop time and again, when comparing MQA to non MQA tracks, are "brighter" and "more presence".

I hear the phrase, "I heard a difference"...I never see "it was clearly BETTER", as I do from the press.

I still say the perfect experiment would be to rip LPs or analog tapes with the QA-9 or another SOTA ADC, have those files "MQA'd" and then do the following;

Compare:

-The untouched ADC's ripped files
-The "MQA'd" version of the files
-Playback of the original source to both

That is where the rubber will hit the road.


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