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RE: Fibre or 5G.

" HDCD (nice as that was - but where is it now?)."

The answer as best as I can recall is that it is with Microsoft who bought Pacific Microsonics and then just warehoused the technology.

I like your analogy and just as HDCDs can still be played on standard CD players ( albeit without the additional information being extracted), MQA files can still be played on non-MQA equipment.

Will MQA succeed? I have expressed my doubts before and am happy to repeat them. In fact I think that their chance of success is now even less than two years ago. I just do not think that hi-rez streaming will ever reach a tipping point with subscriber numbers so as to become economically viable. And no hi-rez streaming = no MQA.

All very sad as I love my Qobuz subscription ( a new desktop player available from today with advantages including what is apparently a revised sound engine with JAS approval - I will install it tomorrow).

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