Reply to "Tidal Firmware Update?"

Simon I get it there is a lossy part of the compression process that only affects information over 48K which almost always is nothing but noise. We have to make some distinctions though between audio sampling and frequency response. Normal PCM digital files may be 44.1k but carry information that goes up to 21-22K. MQA promises lossless 0-48K frequency response and lossy 48-192 in one file that could replace red book format and could be transmitted near today's cd quality streaming bit rates. On top this technology carrys a digital fingerprint inside the file so when the file is corrupted or parts are missing it can let you know you are playing a non perfect file.

As we know I doubt it if there is a microphone used in recording studios today that captures more than 40K frequency response. So do we need 24/192? The answer is yes but for recording purposes where multichannel recordings with various effects take space without being compressed. 

Anyway, maybe I'm wrong but I was intrigued with the thought...

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