MQA Updates

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witchdoctor

MQA Updates
« on: 28 Dec 2018, 05:30 pm »
Ifi offers great MQA ready dacs at reasonable prices. If you have not checked out the 50th Anniversary release of Waiting For the Sun yet in MQA check it out:

https://tidal.com/browse/album/94697198

What are some of your favorite MQA albums?

reelvox

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Re: MQA Updates
« Reply #1 on: 28 Dec 2018, 07:02 pm »
Ifi offers great MQA ready dacs at reasonable prices. If you have not checked out the 50th Anniversary release of Waiting For the Sun yet in MQA check it out:

https://tidal.com/browse/album/94697198

What are some of your favorite MQA albums?

The unadulterated 24/192 download of WFTS destroys the MQA CD. Not even close.

witchdoctor

Re: MQA Updates
« Reply #2 on: 28 Dec 2018, 07:15 pm »
I tried buying a track to compare but they want you to buy the whole album for $32.

Here is a site where you can download and compare many different formats for free:

http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html

and the listener notes about the masters used:

http://www.2l.no/hires/documentation/2L-MQA_Comparisons.pdf

witchdoctor

Re: MQA Updates
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jan 2019, 04:17 pm »
MQA is now avgailable on all Android phones, in your car, on Sony Walkmans's, and in high end products like iFi's.
In other words MQA is taking high rez to the mass markets, something DVD-A, SACD, and DSD failed at doing.
See CES 2019 for more info: http://www.mqa.co.uk/customer/news/post/ces-2019

witchdoctor

Re: MQA Updates
« Reply #4 on: 10 Jan 2019, 04:19 pm »
I think the recent for the stellar MQA growth is simple, because it's better SQ than redbook, has a great catalog that is growing everyday, budget friendly, and now, easy to access at home, in the car, and on the go. What's not to like? :thumb:
I congratulate iFi for updating all of their devices that are compatible, clear competitive advantage IMO.

Samoyed

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Re: MQA Updates
« Reply #5 on: 10 Jan 2019, 04:30 pm »
Unscientific though it be, I prefer Tidal mqa to Qobuz.