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RE: Actually, the XIVERO paper I linked...I first found at Hi Fi +......

Actually, HiFi Plus has not whored for MQA. Searching the term "MQA" on their website turns up exactly FOUR items. Searching just the Stereophile site, exclusive of Audiostream, turns u 15 PAGES.

A quote, from the editor in a review of the Meridian Explorere2 DAC:

"OK, so let's be honest about all this. If you have a collection of well-manicured, high-performance, high-resolution PCM and DSD files, you are probably going to hear little or no difference bringing MQA to the party. I'd still argue that there is something uniquely 'right' in the time domain of MQA files that doesn't ring as true with PCM and DSD, and in that respect MQA is more like an analogue master tape in performance. But, if you are already well-dunked in the whole hi-res thing, MQA is probably not a high priority right now..."

This tone is utterly disconnected from how TAS and Stereophile has "reported".




Edits: 03/17/17 03/17/17

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