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RE: Read the link I provided

I started reading the post in the link.

"There is no question that MQA degrades the quality of the audio for users who do not have an MQA decoder."

Not a particularly scientific point. Like saying your car will not run well without wheels.

It sets a poor tone for the article. I hope it gets better although the author seems to have an axe to grind rather than presenting a scientific case for his position.

Before we get too far into this, please allow me to state my position.

1. I have a turntable and and rather nice cartridge and phono pre. My preference is for analog over ANY digital source I am aware of so this discussion is for what will be the second tier for my system.

2. I work in electronics/electromagnetic compatibility but I do not have a complete understanding of digitization.

3. About 1 person out of 10,000 or so actually understands the Nyquist Theorem.

4. I have Tidal, a Mytek Brooklyn DAC +, a Meridian Explorer 2 and an Onkyo DP-X1a all of which support MQA.

5. If I get to a point where I can discern that MQA adversely affects sound quality more than other digitization/digital storage/streaming schemes adversely affect sound quality, I would abandon MQA.



Edits: 01/26/20

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