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    A New Cable Company - First Run Copper

    What is Dr. Tist‘s stance on MQA? Maybe he could clarify in an interview. I‘m sure there must be some significant advantages when combining MQA and first run copper cables.
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    strange SMSL M500 high 3rd harmonic

    Basically, when you buy new audio hardware: Have a decent ADC, download REW and run some tests to make sure the damn thing isn‘t broken and can at least be transparent when playing 16 bit files.
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    strange SMSL M500 high 3rd harmonic

    Totally agree with you. Just want to mention that Topping, unlike SMSL, managed the L30 situation really well and exchanged all affected units, free of cost.
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    Blind test: we have a volunteer!!!

    Why is it cruel to offer a donation in case you lose a bet? How are you exactly hurting the people in need? Without the bet there wouldn’t even be the possibility of an additional donation in the first place.
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    Blind test: we have a volunteer!!!

    The whole "MQA is not lossless Tidal Test" thing started out with a multi-plattform campaign by the potential blind testing subject. The opposite of quiet. Why can't the blind test be hyped up? Why shouldn't science be fun and engaging and attracting lots of people that maybe don't have a...
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    Blind test: we have a volunteer!!!

    His counter offer.
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    MQA Deep Dive - I published music on tidal to test MQA

    Actually, I participated in a blind water testing a few years ago at university. It was part of a presentation on the subject of "green washing", so not really a controlled study or something like that. The waters were in identical plastic glasses. However, you really could differentiate the...
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    strange SMSL M500 high 3rd harmonic

    If you want to sell products and you make claims regarding the performance and later on it‘s proven that those claims were untrue, then you can‘t just shut up and leave the customers in the dark. I mean you can, but who wants to make business with such a company in the long run? Is this how you...
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    Review and Measurements of Topping DX3Pro DAC and Headphone Amp

    And if I understand it correctly: when you lower the volume with the dx3pro digitally then the noise floor gets worse. Since the dx3pro has a SNR of about 117dB minus the 40dB digital attenuation would mean you now have a SNR of 77dB. Please correct me if I‘m wrong. Edit: Or 117dB plus 9dB for...
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    Review and Measurements of Topping DX3Pro DAC and Headphone Amp

    But why use it in high gain in the first place, if you have to lower the volume to -40dB?
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    Post research here that casts doubt on ASR objectivism

    Too dificult. I guess that‘s where the marketing material with flowery language and paid reviews come into play. But in general: I am still surprised that false marketing claims are not illegal. Wouldn‘t everyone win long term if advertisements would be restricted to presenting only the product...
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