Live - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco (MQA Master)

by David Elias & XING (16/44.1 MQA)

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    "The original intention and sounds are much more accurately represented [with MQA] and are therefore much, much more enjoyable to listen to. The convenience of MQA's smaller file size is an additional no-brainer." - DE
    You do not need any special hardware (MQA DAC) or software (MQA Player) to reap the benefits of the MQA encoding. The temporal blurring (aka time smearing) has been greatly reduced especially the pre-ringing/echo from this PCM master. It sounds better than a CD equivalent no matter how you play it. An MQA DAC such as the Meridian Explorer2 (US$299) can further enhance the sound quality as well as unfold any hi-res frequencies above 20k.
    You can download an MQA Sampler that contains all resolutions as examples, from 16/44.1 all the way to 24/352.8
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    This quote from a first time listen and comparison by a non-musician, non- audiophile, whose MacBook had just loaded iTunes with ripped music for the first time (Time Forgets CD), downloaded and added the David Elias Time Forgets MQA CD master from Bandcamp (ALAC format), plugged into a Meridian Explorer2 MQA DAC ($299) with Zipbuds ($25) attached. (MacBook Sound settings changed to use Meridian Explorer2 preference.)
    She listened and alternated between MQA and non-MQA versions of various tracks. The Explorer2 DAC's Blue MQA Studio Quality Authentication LED light indicated MQA was present on the MQA tracks when expected (lit) and not present on the CD version of the tracks when not expected (not lit):
    "oh wow - oh my god !
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    you can hear everything better, everything being all the instruments
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Recorded live from the stage at San Francisco Great American Music Hall. The David Elias Acoustic Trio with Charlie Natzke and Chris Kee perform 4 originals with 2 and 3 part harmonies.

Hi Energy, Lively Sounds from the stage in SF.

13 minutes, continuous single track with these 4 songs:

- The Riddle Song
- White & Blue
- Good Old Days
- Hi

Just a good time and good sound and good crowd.


released August 3, 2016
All Songs by David Elias, Copyright 2015,
All Rights Reserved Worldwide
Sketti Sandwich Productions
David Elias Music, ASCAP

David Elias: acoustic/vocal
Charlie Natzke: acoustic/vocal
Chris Kee: upright bass/vocal

Recorded off house mixing board at Great American Music Hall (, San Francisco to Sony TCD-8 DAT at 48kHz (1-bit).

Mastered by David Elias

Cover Photo by Peter Buranzon


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