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Re: MQA
« Reply #180 on: October 12, 2017, 18:23 »
Yes, if you look at the theory side of it, it sucks but I have listen to MQA and find it rather good sounding....sorry but it's true.

192K file bought from HD Tracks.

MQA Master streaming on Tidal

MQA sounded superior....sorry.

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It's possible.

Often a times, at home, I find music that come along with movie end credits are fabulously mastered with pinpoint sound staging and musicality even when it's of a lower bitrate than its original high-res music format. Very easily enjoyable. Very much more superior.

In my opinion, mastering is more than just specifications. It's an art form, and it's also a craftsmanship. The guy who mastered your HD Track and the guy who mastered your MQA are two different craftsmen.

Hollywood and MQA mastering engineers must be really skilful.

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Re: MQA
« Reply #181 on: October 12, 2017, 18:59 »
By the way Audio, just for kicks, for an apples-to-apples comparison of high-rez PCM vs. MQA, you can pull files down from 2L - http://www.2l.no/hires/index.html … And don’t forget to avail yourself to your Ayre’s Minimum phase filter in “Listen Mode” against it’s “Measure Mode”.

I’m guessing the Ayre/.wav high-rez is going to trash Lumin/MQA (as it did for me when I compared Chord Mojo/.wav high-rez vs. Meridian Explorer2/MQA :) )

Sorry, Charles Hanson is just as paranoid as you guys over MQA.....he didn't implement the MQA filter.  I asked him to implement because I know it will sound even greater on the Ayre but he refused to answer for obvious reasons.

So, the Lumin S1 now earned it's place on my Hi-Fi rack.

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MQA
« Reply #182 on: October 12, 2017, 19:44 »
I’m still in 2 months tidal hifi trial, going to finish soon. I think i will continue them with subscription. Now I don’t have to turn on my nas for listening the digital.

Let the collection just limited to analogs
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Re: MQA
« Reply #183 on: October 12, 2017, 19:47 »
Sorry, Charles Hanson is just as paranoid as you guys over MQA.....he didn't implement the MQA filter.  I asked him to implement because I know it will sound even greater on the Ayre but he refused to answer for obvious reasons.

So, the Lumin S1 now earned it's place on my Hi-Fi rack.

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Audio, you misunderstood.. I'm suggesting that .wav high-rez on the Ayre with its minimum-phase filter should sound far better than full-MQA decode on Lumin, when the master source are identical. Chord Mojo (non-MQA decoding DAC) wipes the floor with Meridian Explorer2.

ps: For MQA "Masters" on Tidal; my guess is MQA core decode on Tidal + Ayre DAC should also sound better than full decode via Lumin alone. :)
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Re: MQA
« Reply #184 on: October 12, 2017, 19:57 »
7000+

Tidal MQA List:
http://www.meridianunplugged.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=268355

Are all 7000+ MQA titles available to Tidal subscribers in Singapore?
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Re: MQA
« Reply #185 on: October 12, 2017, 22:27 »
Are all 7000+ MQA titles available to Tidal subscribers in Singapore?

Yes....

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Re: MQA
« Reply #186 on: October 12, 2017, 22:29 »
Yes....

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browsing through the titles listed under Tidal Masters in Roon and Audirvana, it doesn't look like it... but I'll try searching for titles at random, based on that list.
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Re: MQA
« Reply #187 on: October 12, 2017, 22:30 »
Audio, you misunderstood.. I'm suggesting that .wav high-rez on the Ayre with its minimum-phase filter should sound far better than full-MQA decode on Lumin, when the master source are identical. Chord Mojo (non-MQA decoding DAC) wipes the floor with Meridian Explorer2.

ps: For MQA "Masters" on Tidal; my guess is MQA core decode on Tidal + Ayre DAC should also sound better than full decode via Lumin alone. :)

I tried tonight....no, Lumin sounded better with MQA 96K...when the same MQA master track was forced to play on Ayre, the sample rate was 48K.

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Re: MQA
« Reply #188 on: October 12, 2017, 22:42 »
Here...select the "Masters and then "view all'



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Re: MQA
« Reply #189 on: October 12, 2017, 22:57 »
I tried tonight....no, Lumin sounded better with MQA 96K...when the same MQA master track was forced to play on Ayre, the sample rate was 48K.

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If you were using Roon for Tidal playback, it doesn’t yet do core decoding when streaming into the Ayre (via RAAT). You’ll need Tidal natively (or Audirvana 3+) directly via USB into the Ayre.

Not the most convenient, but thats the only way to really compare on a non-decoding DAC at this point  :)
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Re: MQA
« Reply #190 on: October 12, 2017, 22:59 »
If you were using Roon for Tidal playback, it doesn’t yet do core decoding when streaming into the Ayre (via RAAT). You’ll need Tidal natively (or Audirvana 3+) directly via USB into the Ayre.

Not the most convenient, but thats the only way to really compare on a non-decoding DAC at this point  :)

....and that's why I use the Lumin S1.

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Re: MQA
« Reply #191 on: October 12, 2017, 23:02 »
....and that's why I use the Lumin S1.

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Right, so when you say "MQA is better", you're really talking about better for the convenience... (not ultimate sonic better ;D)
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Re: MQA
« Reply #192 on: October 12, 2017, 23:29 »
....I really meant MQA sounds better...not convenient....really and sorry.

All these for just US$18....why not?

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« Reply #193 on: October 12, 2017, 23:40 »
Lumin S1 and Ayre QX-5 play AIFF 192K 24 bit Blue Bayou - Ayre sounds better.

Lumins S1 and Ayre QX-5 plays MQA 96K Blur Bayou - Lumin Sounds better...Ayre shows 48K sampling, not native MQA.

Constantly MQA 96K Blue Bayou on Lumin sounds best.

That is why I requested Charles Hanson to implement MQA as soon as possible because clearly if Ayre implement, it will sound better than Lumin.

But MQA is very taboo everywhere.....

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Re: MQA
« Reply #194 on: October 12, 2017, 23:47 »
taboo indeed... no no MQA for me...  :-X
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