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Samuel T Cogley

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  1. Samuel T Cogley

    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Deja Vu! Weren't you hawking that over on Hoffman years ago? It's suddenly like a Scoggins Greatest Hits compilation. When will you trot out the "CD rips sound different" oldie? Even when confronted with AccurateRip CRCs, you still tenaciously clung to "sounds different to me, there must be other things we don't understand about digital audio". I'm sincerely shocked that you're not embarrassed enough by your obvious lack of knowledge to just clam up.
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    An Open Letter to "MQA Partners"

    I never considered myself a fan of dCS until today. Bravo!!!
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    How does DRM in MQA work?

    I have noticed this as well. The only favorable thing I can say about MQA. The MQA'd versions sound much better than the watermarked versions. Not because of MQA, but because of the absence of the atrocious watermarking.
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    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    ^ Anyone who has spent any time at the Hoffman forums over the years knows who Scoggins represents. Hint: it's never been the consumer.
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    MQA The Truth lies Somewhere in the Middle

    Note that Scoggins is acting as an MQA surrogate here. In other words, Lee Scoggins is a de facto representative for MQA in this forum. And I personally think MQA is insane for using such a disingenuous lickspittle as their voice. Any inkling of a notion that Scoggins is some kind of consumer advocate should be thoroughly cleansed by this brazen shilling. I didn't think it was possible for MQA's reputation to further plummet, but MQA could not have picked a worse forum minion.
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    Salute to Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile

    See my edit
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    Salute to Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile

    I don't have a timecode, sorry. But he spoke up when DRM came up. EDIT: Look around 33:08
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    Salute to Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile

    I think he was sitting right in front of the MQA CEO. 😀
  9. Samuel T Cogley

    Salute to Chris Connaker of Computer Audiophile

    The highlight for me was Scoggins showing just how aligned he is with industry and how contemptuous he is of consumer advocacy.
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    Why!? Please Tell Me Why!

    While this might come as a surprise to some of my harshest critics, there is merit in the idea that making assumptions is antithetical to meaningful, substantive discourse. Personally, I don't think there's technological value in $10,000 Ethernet cables (for example), but to extrapolate that the purveyors of those cables are obscenely wealthy is at least misguided. Experience online and in meatspace has taught me that people jump into audiophilia for lots of different reasons. For me, audio gear is like any other appliance in the house (or on road, like a smartphone or DAP). I've never had a relationship with my toaster oven, but I'm coming around to the idea of not looking down on those who (as GUTB says) are "emotional" about audio. But the reverse is true as well. Just because I don't have a relationship with a DAC, amp, or cables, doesn't mean I'm any less of an audiophile than anyone else. And in my book, anyone who cares about sound quality is an audiophile. Oh, and in case I wasn't clear, the amount of money someone spends has no bearing whatsoever on their commitment (or lack of it) to audiophilia. I see @christopher3393 has invoked Diana Krall above. While I find her work rather banal, she's infinitely more interesting than this tired, "audiophilia is decadence" trope. Perhaps it is decadence, but this is not the appropriate venue for such a topic. Believe it or not, there is a forum for that.
  11. @AMR/iFi audio, I found 5.2A firmware on the xDSD download page. It's missing from the iDAC2 download page.
  12. Thanks for the response, but this is confusing. To the best of my knowledge, no iFI products are capable of DoP512 as this requires a PCM rate of 1411200 Hz. Also, the "A" version of the firmware (like 5.2A) is what enabled DoP256. I've noticed that the 5.2A firmware is no longer available for download (5.1A is available). What happened to the "A" version of "Limoncello"?
  13. Hello @AMR/iFi audio Can you tell us about DoP support for this unit? Since it's capable of 768kHz, DoP256 should be supported, yes? Thanks in advance
  14. Samuel T Cogley

    New to computer audio - need dac suggestions

    Thanks for this. The Pro is the one to have