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  1. MQA is Vaporware

    I live in a condo. My next door neighbor is drop dead gorgeous. Her name is Luna. Luna is a one year old purebred yellow labrador. She is as hyperactive as a golden retriever, but apparently she settles right down when I play Debussy. So Luna is an audiophile. Luna is still undecided about MQA.
  2. MQA is Vaporware

    Hopefully Vladimir will find it amusing. You may want to stay away from Moscow for a bit.
  3. MQA is Vaporware

    I assume you know his last name is Putin. Poutine is a delicious French-Canadian dish from my home and native land. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
  4. Finally bought a new DAC, ND8006

    You've made your point ad nauseum. Do you think your own system qualifies you as an audiophile? I don't see why people can't just enjoy what sounds good to them. It's like love. You can't tell people they're wrong.
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    That group must have a training video with talking points, objection handling techniques, etc. The members are immediately recognizable on forums. It's like the Stepford Wives. So what motivates these guys? I'm skeptical they just really like MQA.
  6. MQA is Vaporware

    So what's the business plan ... to steal customers away from TIDAL? What will differentiate their streaming service?
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    There are a whole bunch of audio companies who have invested in MQA implementation for their products that hope you're wrong. How did MQA manage to get so many partners onboard? It's a remarkable achievement even if you think the whole thing is misguided (as I do).
  8. MQA is Vaporware

    I also wonder what Softbank/Sprint thinks about its $200 million 'game-changing' investment in TIDAL. We are coming up on the one year anniversary of that deal. Has anyone heard anything about it recently?
  9. MQA is Vaporware

    So you don't like MQA? No music for you!
  10. MQA is Vaporware

    I wonder if Bob Stuart has convinced Jimmy Iovine that MQA is the future. Oh wait, Jimmy is leaving Apple once all his shares are vested.
  11. MQA is Vaporware

    OK I agree with both you and @ShawnC that MQA momentum will continue because the industry wants it. I'm simply saying that marketing to audiophiles has resulted in pushback and it would have been a lot easier to just put it out there as something cool. No need to convince anyone that it actually does what it claims.
  12. MQA is Vaporware

    I agree, that train left the station a long time ago. You don't think MQA needs to generate consumer demand?
  13. MQA is Vaporware

    On an ironic note, here's a quote from the CEO of Roon Roon brings back the feel of owning music.
  14. MQA is Vaporware

    Why doesn't MQA just do some celebrity endorsements? Just get Jay-Z to tell the kids who own all those smartphones you can't be cool unless you listen to MQA. I'm sure it's coming. I think MQA made a strategic error in marketing to audiophiles. Just detour around the audiophiles and go for mass market acceptance.
  15. https://www.computeraudiophile.com/forums/topic/29373-ifi-audio-pro-idsd-official-thread-its-happening-folks/