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  1. wdw

    Tidal MQA Classical Gems

    Dear All, just discovered this thread and it appears to be treasure trove......will be adding many of these to my Library. My thanks, Warren
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    MQA is Vaporware

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    MQA is Vaporware

    Think you have summarized our/these concerns so well. Great post. A significantly sizeable percentage of the posters on this site are academic professionals, scientists or simply professionals: engineers, etc...so this unquestioning acceptance and furtherance of MQA is offensive.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Think I may have misjudged M. Atkinson. In my case, I countered, on the Stereophile site, the slightly deranged Dale Thorn when he demeaned Chris calling him unethical and unprofessional. I have never met Chris but in the few emails we've exchanged and being witness to his moderation on this site, I have only the greatest praise for him. Unethical is so far from his character as to be ridiculous. So when JA deleted my posts, the first being simply factual, but leaving the clearly slanderous comment from that dull-witted moron D.T., I am forced to change my view on his moral character. The action suggest a meanness I hadn't imagine he was capable of. So this little story goes to possibility there may be something betwixt the major authors in the print magazines, RH, JA and MQA, and the possibility that amounts of money may have been suggested if they were willing to jump on this MQA parade. So JA is 70 and has a lifetime in low revenue print journalism so if it may have been suggested that a small, but reliable, revenue stream could become available if he offered his unblemished support of this new tech and this becomes a wonderful retirement benefit. Imagine MQA takes, say 1 cent from every bit of music extant, the order of magnitude of any reward to be distributed may be enormous. Just saying!
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    MQA is Vaporware

    I also emailed dCS asking a straightforward technical question, as an owner of the Bridge, and never received a reply. (one of the ironies of trying to sell dCS into my Northern West Coast North American market is that the slightly slacker/slightly ex-cigarette smoking stereo sales guys in my area seem so far less knowledgeable than many customers should expect so he/she can't have confidence they have a adequate knowledge on these issues...dCS, in its technical wording, is so far beyond these guys...well, in truth me too!) The Bridge is amazing...BTW!
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    The New CA Issues and Feedback Thread

    Hello Chris, Site is just getting better with each iteration....one request, if possible, would be that any topic started by someone on your ignore list would just not show in the list of topics. Unless I am doing something wrong, it appears that I need to load the topic and then use the "ignore Topic" tab. The topic still lists but with a tag showing the selection as ignored. Would be best, IMO, if they simply did not show at all.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    OK, this thread is seriously f&*ked up!
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Yes, he writes from a solely self assumed position of authority.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    You left the most damaging posts where he is calling Chris unethical and unprofessional in place while my deleted comments are simply factual. His post is simply hubris. I have seen this animus spill into his on-line posting since the banning. You aren't playing this fairly at all. I had more respect for you than this would allow.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Somewhat OT but wanted to bring this to the forum's attention. Dalethorn is using the Austin MQA article comment section to vent his anger at being banned from this site by denigrating Chris and calling him unethical. I, in a moderate tone, challenged his posts (below) and mine was deleted but not his. WTF! Never thought these guys at Stereophile would stoop to this level of behaviour. Dalethorn can call Chris unethical but I cannot challenge his comment. HIs post is simple hubris for being banned from here and the What's Best forum.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Brinky, Please give it up....your message is well understood. You are giving this place a slanted reputation, one easily used by the Stereophile group, and others, (the world is watching this site) to imply a slightly deranged and obsessed bunch of nutty guys.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Jim, This is a demeaning statement that you haven’t earned the right to make. Who in TF are you other than a guy who is employed by a magazine. You have this sense of hurt and unjust treatment that suggests something narcissistic and is somewhat curious.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    Ok,....three seventy year old guys.....so JA, likely Herb (the guy who wrote he was broke and overdrawn in his Munich report) so that must leave M. Fremer. Sounds kinda freaky/funny when you put it like that.
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    MQA is Vaporware

    I do find it interesting that he appears to avoid engaging you in discussion or replying to your counter to his comments. You are the one that can, as far as I can see, easily debate the technical issues with ease and confidence so avoiding a response to you surprising.
  15. ROON has finally released their Version 1.5 which offers the first unfold to MQA. Think my system is somewhat discreet...dedicated line to a power groomer, then to mono-blocks, wired with Nordost to Magico Q3’s in a dedicated room. Took a very familiar album...likely the first that came up in the ROON/TIDAL Masters list that I felt confident to make comparison as I have same album in the library; “Looking For The Heart of Saturday Night” by Tom Waits. IMHO, his best. After that album he was, to my ears, a mimic of a street lamp drunkard, betraying his extraordinary talent for jazz...again IMHO. Nevertheless, with some careful attention to the A/B, and trying to compensate for the obvious volume boost to the MQA file, I thought I heard the elusive “temporal blurring” although it was neither apparent nor easy to hear. I am reminded of Jonesey, the signal man, headphones on, in the Hunt for Red October trying to identify the sonic signature of the elusive catapillar drive used by the the Soviets....”...wait a minute....wait...Ok, maybe I’ve got it....” Nevertheless, nothing worth all this fuss. Perhaps this is why they, MQA, never allowed us, the unwashed, to share in the listening comparisons even if we made concerted effort to find out, as was my experience, shared by many, when at audio shows and asking them to play comparison tracks. This was always denied. The whole thing is stinky. No respect for the belligerent AS Quinty and Austin, the surly arrogant Brit, am sorely concerned with the same tone of the Audiophile media. Why are they just a Greek chorus for this very modest change to the musical signal when it is a wholesome change to the ownership of music. Useful idiots? Why this high level of aggression, cooperation and obedience? As always, ROON is completely cool for this new update. Best
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