Nugs now selling Pearl Jam MQA Digital Downloads

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MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning* technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download.

*In 2016, MQA won the BEEA Special Judges’ Award and received two RIHPA awards (Innovation and Lifetime Achievement categories) at the Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards.




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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 57,110

  • aurelgugusaurelgugus LuxembourgPosts: 284
    Thanks for the info ... they should communicate to their customers !
    By the way, I very like their streaming service. As I’m also a Metallica fan, combined with PJ, I have more than 1,000 bootlegs to listen to.
    Do you know why the 2006 bootlegs are not available ?

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 57,110
    Now if only they could put up the 2005 and 2006 CD box sets, that would be great. 
  • CJ260717CJ260717 Posts: 303
    Thanks for the info ... they should communicate to their customers !
    By the way, I very like their streaming service. As I’m also a Metallica fan, combined with PJ, I have more than 1,000 bootlegs to listen to.
    Do you know why the 2006 bootlegs are not available ?

    Do you use the paid streaming service?  I have been using the free one and liked it a lot but it went down about a month ago.  Might have just been a url change and I missed it.
  • darthvedderdarthvedder Posts: 1,656
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
  • aurelgugusaurelgugus LuxembourgPosts: 284
    CJ260717 said:
    Thanks for the info ... they should communicate to their customers !
    By the way, I very like their streaming service. As I’m also a Metallica fan, combined with PJ, I have more than 1,000 bootlegs to listen to.
    Do you know why the 2006 bootlegs are not available ?

    Do you use the paid streaming service?  I have been using the free one and liked it a lot but it went down about a month ago.  Might have just been a url change and I missed it.
    Yes the paid streaming service.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,037
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
    I don't see any benefit of it.  There's a huge placebo effect with digital music.  Tell people that something is different and better/improved and most will jump on it even though they can't hear a difference anyway.  If you're already buying lossy formats such as mp3 or AAC to begin with, are you really going to be able to tell a difference between those and MQA?  Probably not.  Hell, I'd be willing to bet about 99% of people couldn't aurally tell the difference between mp3 and FLAC, either.
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 7,898
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
    I don't see any benefit of it.  There's a huge placebo effect with digital music.  Tell people that something is different and better/improved and most will jump on it even though they can't hear a difference anyway.  If you're already buying lossy formats such as mp3 or AAC to begin with, are you really going to be able to tell a difference between those and MQA?  Probably not.  Hell, I'd be willing to bet about 99% of people couldn't aurally tell the difference between mp3 and FLAC, either.
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  • eboweddieeboweddie Posts: 560
    Lads im not great with the 2005 bootlegs. Have we a top 3 worth getting 

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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,287
    edited April 11
    eboweddie said:
    Lads im not great with the 2005 bootlegs. Have we a top 3 worth getting 
    One with Harvest Moon included.

    One with the Alone/Sad combo.

    One with a Don't Gimme' No Lip version with a great scream by Stone.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,610
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
    I don't see any benefit of it.  There's a huge placebo effect with digital music.  Tell people that something is different and better/improved and most will jump on it even though they can't hear a difference anyway.  If you're already buying lossy formats such as mp3 or AAC to begin with, are you really going to be able to tell a difference between those and MQA?  Probably not.  Hell, I'd be willing to bet about 99% of people couldn't aurally tell the difference between mp3 and FLAC, either.
    I know can't tell the difference between 256 mp3 and FLAC. so it saves me money every time. Lower quality mp3s I can hear the difference for sure though, but as long as I stick to 256 I'm fine.
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 11,539
    mace1229 said:
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
    I don't see any benefit of it.  There's a huge placebo effect with digital music.  Tell people that something is different and better/improved and most will jump on it even though they can't hear a difference anyway.  If you're already buying lossy formats such as mp3 or AAC to begin with, are you really going to be able to tell a difference between those and MQA?  Probably not.  Hell, I'd be willing to bet about 99% of people couldn't aurally tell the difference between mp3 and FLAC, either.
    I know can't tell the difference between 256 mp3 and FLAC. so it saves me money every time. Lower quality mp3s I can hear the difference for sure though, but as long as I stick to 256 I'm fine.
    Same here. 
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 15,037
    mace1229 said:
    Reading the wikipedia article on MQA has me all confused about the format. If the idea is to use lossy compression in an innovative way to best reconstruct the original once it is received, why would anyone buy this format when lossless sources are available?
    I don't see any benefit of it.  There's a huge placebo effect with digital music.  Tell people that something is different and better/improved and most will jump on it even though they can't hear a difference anyway.  If you're already buying lossy formats such as mp3 or AAC to begin with, are you really going to be able to tell a difference between those and MQA?  Probably not.  Hell, I'd be willing to bet about 99% of people couldn't aurally tell the difference between mp3 and FLAC, either.
    I know can't tell the difference between 256 mp3 and FLAC. so it saves me money every time. Lower quality mp3s I can hear the difference for sure though, but as long as I stick to 256 I'm fine.
    Oh yeah, definitely.  Unless it's ripped at VBR, I try to avoid anything under 256.  I made the mistake years ago when ripping my entire CD collection to 128 - at the time it was for HDD space saving reasons.  Everything now goes to 320 AAC.  I can definitely tell the difference between a 128 and 320, but bump me up to lossless and my ears are too damaged to discern.  When downloading, if FLAC/ALAC is no extra cost I'll grab it because why not.  HDD space is no longer an issue.
  • ikiTikiT USAPosts: 7,898
    I rip CDs to FLAC and then convert to 320 VBR mp3 for ipod.  If I'm buying...256 or 320 mp3s.

    I made the same mistake back in the day as well.   I have a lot of VBRs.   
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  • dannydanny Posts: 2,067
    i bet they would be even slower now sending cds out nugs are useless
    danny d
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 57,110
    nugs.net has teamed up with MQA to offer AXPONA Audio Expo North America attendees the chance to experience MQA with exclusive streaming offers
     
     
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  • treestrees Columbus OHIOPosts: 880
    demetrios said:
    Now if only they could put up the 2005 and 2006 CD box sets, that would be great. 
    We are on the same thought on that Brother


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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,613
    Just a heads up, the MetClub sent out an offer for the first year of Nugs at $19.81.... it might be in your junk folder if you haven't seen it. 
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  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 57,110
    PSUS2H said:
    Just a heads up, the MetClub sent out an offer for the first year of Nugs at $19.81.... it might be in your junk folder if you haven't seen it. 
    Sweet deal! 
  • PSUS2HPSUS2H Posts: 1,613
    demetrios said:
    PSUS2H said:
    Just a heads up, the MetClub sent out an offer for the first year of Nugs at $19.81.... it might be in your junk folder if you haven't seen it. 
    Sweet deal! 
    I'm blown away, it is a really neat service, even at regular retail.  
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