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RE: Sorry, but

" unless you listen exclusively to streamed internet content."

Which is exactly what MQA is about. If you only listen to silver disc or even hi-rez downloads then it is not relevant. That is until those media disappear over the coming years (look at the sales figures).

As for the lossiness it basically appears to lose data in the LSB of a 24 bit file. Is there any musically relevant information in that LSB? Remember that we are talking of possible musical information at -144dBfs. Analogies with MP3 are not really useful it seems to me.

As I have pointed out you do not have to replace any of your digital playback system components unless you want to replay streamed original files of resolutions in excess of 24/96. Even if you try to replay a streamed MQA file of 24/192 resolution without an MQA decoding DAC you still get 24/96 ( OK, effectively 23/96).

Your argument about data rate, bandwidth etc. being irrelevant in todays computer world is not correct in terms of file distribution via the internet unless time and data charges are of no significance. Virtually all of us will be getting our new music in a few years time only via the internet in one form or another. I see no developments anywhere to suggest otherwise.


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  • RE: Sorry, but - PAR 16:09:01 02/15/17 (1)
    • Ok - E-Stat 17:32:59 02/15/17 (0)

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