On another forum one of the members who is a reviewer for a popular online magazine who reviewed and now owns a DSJ started a discussion concerning whether or not certain Tidal albums were perceived to be better in their native format or in MQA. After several pages of discussion where the tide was turning against the propaganda of all MQA is better one of the members challenged the OP as to how could he tell what the MQA file really sounded like if they were all converted to DSD. Strangely enough the forum owner, who is also a PSA dealer posted what I assume is an e-mail response he got from MQA itself when he asked them a similar question. This is supposed to be MQA’s response:
"“MQA decided to open up their end-to-end philosophy a bit and offer 1st unfolds to those manufacturers who do not want to be restrained by MQA hardware certification demands. For this reason some early naysayers like PS Audio joined the MQA bandwagon for marketing reasons, but not whole-heartedly in their approach and implementation…”
I would be curious as to what Ted, Paul and everyone else thinks about the MQA response and what they generally hear when comparing comparable MQA and non-MQA files. I have tried it on five different MQA streamers and DACs including the DSD Sr. so I have already formed by opinion.