MQA going south...

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As predicted, the troll technology is being called. Schiit refers to it as "If it becomes the dominant audio technology, or even a very popular second-place format, we would have to evaluate it in the same way we evaluate other lossy compression standards, such as home theater surround formats, Bluetooth codecs, and MP3 variants." (Moffat).

Yepp - no clothes on that emperor. Moreover, the available bandwidth in general will increase as the industry is gearing up for hi-rez video distribution so the technology solves a problem that is rather going away. DSD will look like a major success compared to MQA looking back from 2019.

Schiit Audio, Headphone amps and DACs made in USA.

PS Audio's Paul McGowan Weighs In On MQA | AudioStream

Are there more detractors?

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Funnily I posted both those links in the snake Oil theory thread a few weeks ago. That seemed its natural home. Ignoring all the latest noise over it now being hardware DRM IMO it falls at the first fence. If you can deliver one product and the right DAC makes it 'hi-res' then you can't charge a premium for hi-rez. So why bother?

Shame Bob is trying to be the next Dolby. 30 years ago he did good stuff...
 
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