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The format is absolutely lossy. You get ~16 bits worth of dynamic range from a 24 bit file where the ~8 least significant bits are used to lossily encode frequency content above baseband content.  Baseband in this case meaning frequencies up to 22kHz or 24kHz.

http://archimago.blogspot.ca/2016/10/musings-keeping-it-simple-mqa-is-codec.html?m=1
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Dear lord, what an ugly player! :) no, this one was, IIRC, more classic design, with that bluish display that was standard with consumer cd players...
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Listening Tests / Re: Invite: MQA Core vs. Hi-Res Blind Test
Last post by eahm -
Sorry I don't know anything about MQA, I read it was lossless and I was commenting about lossless formats in general. I see it like the next Pono hype bs.
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Listening Tests / Re: Invite: MQA Core vs. Hi-Res Blind Test
Last post by Porcus -
"MQA is providing similar fidelity to PCM at lower data rates/file sizes." ...like every other lossless compressed codec?

Still though, similar, how are people not getting lossless?

That is actually irrelevant. That a format is "lossless" does not mean there is no loss when you reduce, say, 32-bit floating-point PCM to 16 or 24 bits to fit it into a FLAC file.
(I have issues with MQA being called "lossless" (as in "like every other lossless" above). But it is kind of irrelevant, for the same reason.)
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Listening Tests / Re: Invite: MQA Core vs. Hi-Res Blind Test
Last post by eahm -
"MQA is providing similar fidelity to PCM at lower data rates/file sizes." ...like every other lossless compressed codec?

Still though, similar, how are people not getting lossless?

I keep checking those other forums but this is the only one I like.
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Eh, I kind of like it that long loading up all the way but in truth, I don't use that one, my config has like 4-6 settings, that one was made for few friends and relatives but other liked it so I kept adding. You do what you think it's best.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by marc2003 -
Even though it might break for a handful of users, I've decided to go ahead and stick the latest version on the official components site.

If people really are stuck on Vista/7 which they cannot upgrade to IE9 or are using WINE, they can safely downgrade to v1.2.4 which is still available on github.
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Listening Tests / Re: Invite: MQA Core vs. Hi-Res Blind Test
Last post by Wombat -
Read carefully. MQA based on most recent neuroscience and its revolutionary design sounds indistinguishable from the full HIGH Resolution files packed into a tiny file.
Archimago just proved how well the deblurring works!
It's a revolution!

Edit:
Even the most critical experts like our member amirm welcomes the results:
https://audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/archimagos-mqa-listening-test-results.1947/#post-51443
That amirm lately mentioned to be a fellow of BS can't be a reason he is deliberately ingenuous with MQA.
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3rd Party Plugins - (fb2k) / Re: JScript Panel
Last post by Jailhouse -
You've already posted in a previous discussion about how it isn't possible...  ;D
I couldn't have posted about how it's not possible because that's over my head. I did read the posts--then forgot all the technical explanations, retaining only that you and TheQuertiest were using Windows 8.1 and 7, respectively, and somehow concluding that it might be possible when you could test it. Sometimes, it's hell getting old.

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I guess you could code in ES6 and transpile it with something like babel?
Or, to paraphrase myself, I can code JScript Panel in ES5 and like it. :)
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The true benefits of MQA can't be realized in short term tests like these. It requires long term relaxed listening to flesh out the lower fatigue and less digititis in MQA vs non-MQA digital streaming.
50-80yr old men will experience far less or no hot flashes and menstrual cramps associated with non-MQA smeared digital long term listening.