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Just research the MQA partners and your list will be almost complete bearing new additions. which includes both DACS and streamers and other compatible devices. IF its not certified by MQA its not fully a MQA device. http://www.mqa.co.uk/customer/our-partners
Yep, visited their site before posting just now. That page is woefully incomplete, seems to be only listing some of the latest MQA certified products.
Can't say I'm a fan of remastering songs I've learned to love or (as a speaker guy) that I'm impressed with the sonic differences between MQA and Redbook, but trying to keep an open mind to what might be our future.The big advantage of MQA over all the other hi-res formats is that it is accessible to anyone with Redbook capabilities.
I don’t want to derail this thread, but for those who haven’t read negative opinions on MQA, I offer my summary on why I think it is something that should not be embraced, but scorned.When MQA was first announced I was excited at the possibility of a new codec that offered hi-res sound in a smaller packet. But over the last couple of years MQA has been exposed as an Industry scam. It takes 24 bit hi-res and at best turns it into 18 bit, but more typically 17 bit or lower. Its filter has been shown to be less that optimal. It has been demonstrated that on several occasions MQA is using a different master than was available before. Why isn’t that master also available in unadulterated PCM?But the real problem is the built-in DRM. If it becomes the standard for streaming and it is profitable, then I fear the labels will consider restricting hi-res access (streaming and downloads). With MQA the studio/record label needs a license, the DAC/Streamer needs a license, the streaming service needs a license. Anyone involved needs to pay MQA. Now the labels make new money by “leasing” their music thru streaming. When using PCM/FLAC nothing needs to be licensed.Luckily, I think (and hope) MQA will fail. The majority streaming music are using services such as iTunes through crappy earbuds. They neither know nor care about audio fidelity.
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