Just wondering if the Geek Wave when shipped will support MQA or not. If future software upgrade would be available, that would be great to know as well. Sorry if this is a duplicate, just didn’t see it.
MQA is DRM in disguise and has no audiophile value and is certainly not revolutionary. Besides the Geek Wave wont qualify if it is able to pass through decoded streams out the USB-C port. Some manufacturers have already been knocked back on hardware decoding licensing on this account.
I think you missed the point of my post. I asked if we might be able to expect support for MQA on the Geek Wave, nothing more. Your bias regarding the merits of the technologies involved are not if my concern. If MQA catches on as a technology, then I would like to know if my Geek Wave would be able to play files wrapped in that way. Hopefully extending the usefulness of said device. Technologies rarely show their merits at the outset of their life, those merits show clearly only after more widespread practical use. DRM proved futile in general as people didn’t like the restrictions of the implementation. But DRM in and of itself is not bad. If MQA is just the new “DRM” but sounds better and restricts less, it may turn out to be a real boon to the industry. Let’s reserve judgment until we can truly see how this all works out in the real world.