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RE: Charles, Please tell me if this makes sense.

>that JAES conference proceeding that outlines the MQA approach (without ever mentioning
>those three letters) is completely clear about the two families of MQA files, 44.1 and 48.
>One is not converted into the other; they remain separate. . . They go on to give a recipe for
>converting, eg, 192 to 176.4, but it's clear they think such a procedure would not be
>satisfactory at lower sampling rates.

The exception is when a 48kHz-family master is MQA-encoded as a CD, which, of course,
mandates a 44.1kHz rate. For example, the Piazzola CD started out as a 192kHz master
that had to be sample-rate converted to 176.4kHz before being encoded as an MQA stream.

John Atkinson
Editor, Stereophile

Edits: 06/02/17

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