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Early listening impressions of Tidal MQA

Would like to give some early listening impressions listening to MQA files streamed from Tidal and listened to on A Meridian Explorer2 with MQA decoding and an Audio-GD Master 7 without MQA encoding
I listened to 6 albums where I had access to the Original album on Tidal and the same album encoded with MQA Spent most of the time with Fleetwood Macs Rumours and also listened to some Jazz, Classical and Movie music
The Results using an arbitrary rating of 100% as the best sound
Explorer2 ( Non Mqa album)----- 70%
Explorer2 with decoding ( MQA album)--------- 80%
Master 7 ( Non Mqa album)----- 90%
Master 7 ( MQA album)--------- 95%

Just my subjective opinions
I am assuming that Tidal is not decoding the MQA files

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Topic - Early listening impressions of Tidal MQA - ahendler 16:58:45 01/07/17 (15)


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