Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Digital Vinyl Infidel, Mar 16, 2017.
This is getting beyond absurd. We have to stop this madness. Enough.
MQA-Encoded CDs? Yes!
World domination baby!
It's re-buy time...again (Sauron lives).
Get on board or be sloughed off as yesterday's garbage.
More like 70 year old fools trying to string us along.
But wait...there's more....
MQA encoded LPs.
Then, as consumer demand picks up - MQA encoded SACDs buy them now.
But wait - MQA encoded half speed masters, on CD, SACDs, and LPs.
But wait - MQA encoded deluxe remastered box sets on CD, SACDs, and LPs.
But wait - MQA encoded special edition mono masters on 45s.
But wait - MQA SHM-SACDs.
But wait -
Why is it absurd? If it gets us more hirez titles WITHOUT having to go streaming only i'm all for it.
Because the story keeps changing. Why in the world would you want "hirez" on an optical disc. Yes, ABSURD.
This wil not end well.
What? The Japanese love the physical disc.I love the physical disc.If I can get BETTER than standard cd sound without having to go through a menu ,i'm all for it
I was under the impression that there would be a hefty licensing fee in order to market MQA encoded audio on disc and that no labels would be able to sell MQA CDs
...more excuses to re-buy Kind of blue, Aja and Pet Sounds. And Karajan/BPO Beethoven's symphonies
You DO realize to get the so called MQA "unfold" you need an EXTERNAL DAC with a shiny MQA logo.
Dollars and cents bro. That is what this about.
This actually doesn't surprise me at all. The more formats and platforms they can shove this onto the more $$$ in licensing fees they can collect. Time will tell, but MQA smells like snake oil more and more with each passing day...
Relax. No one is forcing you to buy them...
As I said, the story has changed so many times it is absurd.
First, it was for downloading, then streaming, then an MQA DAC was required, then ooops, it can be done via software, and now we have CDs.
Such a joke.
You mean aside from DVD-A, SACD, and Blu-ray?
To be clear, I also think this is ridiculous, but not because the idea of hi-res music on optical disc is ridiculous. Because MQA is nothing but a scheme to get us to repurchase the same music yet again, while simultaneously reintroducing DRM.
It certainly does smell. Putrid.
To clarify, I meant hirez on an optical disc that requires ANOTHER box to decode it.
It is an insult to our intelligence.
To 'unfold' you need all you need is the app.
To 'deblur' and get the max data rate, you need the licensed DAC.
There are two aspects to the full MQA 'impact'.
Maybe, for world domination, these will be combined.
So what?-I have to have a HDCD equipped DAC/player to play HDCDs and I love the discs I have for the most part.Makes me wan to hold on to my Oppo BDP-105 as opposed to buying the upcoming version which has 4K ability (which I don't care about).MQA discs are just another choice that's all.I would purchase an MQA DAC IF we get a appreciable amount if titles but only IF.
Have at it. Clearly introducing vaporware works on a segment of the market with cash to burn.
And if you ever think marketing will ever stop or change, I would look closely at your intelligence. You can't possibly be insulted by capitalism.
MQA the new Stereophile/Absolute Sound bandwagon is departing all aboard
marketing will not stop or change. but producing fraudulent, broken products is not acceptable. MQA is a fraud.
I happen to agree with your premise about MQA CDs however you don't need to be a dink to people that don't share your opinion.
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