- Burst first pass. Checks AccurateRip, stops if verified
- Burst second pass. Checks AccurateRip, stops if verified or CRC matches 1st pass
- Secure passes
You're too polite to called it "intellectual theories", I call them what they are. BS.Its not entirely wrong. From the perspective of very high bitrate one may prioritize spectrum over efficiency.Will be nice to have some actual data on how these codecs work rather than intellectual theories.
Extra psy bells and whistles may be perceived as a liability . In the most tuned coders- mp3 lame, vorbis, mpc ; the higher the quality level the less psychoacoustics are used .
People like you are the reason why we have stuff like MQA and 24-bit/192kHz downloads...Those MQA believers/shills actually don't care about >20kHz performance.
"Secure mode won't save you" - nor will Burst mode. But of the two I'd go with Secure T&C.
I'd be even happier if they only took 20mins).