A summary of the debunked (that is to say, untrue) assertions of Bob Stuart and MQA Ltd. around MQA:
- It is not lossless.
- It actually doesn’t have the full dynamics of CD.
- It has leaky filters that allow aliasing and imaging.
- The provenance, authentication, etc. is simply a con job – dead artists rising to authenticate, massive batch processing of music, etc.
- They claim to retroactively determine what gear was used to compensate for it when they do nothing of the sort.
- The way that the high sample rates are a con completely past 96 khz and mostly even at 96 khz.
- That it isn’t great at saving bandwidth as in fact 20 bit Flac could be smaller and of higher fidelity.
- It is effectively DRM, specifically the “freemium” model of software Management of end user Digital Rights.
- Bob Stuart even makes the bold claim that it is a “green” encoding!
What else is not true in the marketing of MQA?