All In MQA
THX is known for its training and certification programs, and now through the launch of its Onyx Headphone Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)/Headphone Amplifier, it has introduced its first branded product. The San Francisco-based company says the Onyx offers improvements over standard DAC/amplifier products through its inclusion of its AAA amplifier technology. THX says that its new […]
Robert Archer · April 08, 2021
Lyngdorf Audio has announced a new software update for the Lyngdorf flagship amplifier, TDAI-3400. With the latest update, the amplifier now includes the MQA Core Decoder, allowing MQA files to be decoded and played directly. Lyngdorf Audio updated the TDAI-3400 in October 2020 by adding the latest TIDAL Connect feature, allowing the platform’s lossless audio […]
Robert Archer · March 01, 2021
Spotify is looking to compete with Amazon, TIDAL and Qobuz with its new Spotify Hi-Fi lossless stream service option.
Robert Archer · February 23, 2021
TIDAL, has added millions of tracks in MQA from Warner Music Group to its Masters catalog. TIDAL, in partnership with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), provides guaranteed delivery of the original sound recording with TIDAL Masters. The service says now music fans can listen to an expanded Masters catalog, featuring iconic albums from artists such as […]
Robert Archer · November 12, 2020
WOWOW, a Japanese premium pay TV broadcaster, recently live streamed a musical performance in real time using MQA audio with HD video. Virtuoso marimba player, Makoto Nakura, performed a selection of Bach repertoire in Tokyo’s stunning Hakuju Hall. The audio was captured at 192/24, encoded in MQA in real time, and encapsulated concurrently within the […]
Robert Archer · October 13, 2020
The Cobalt is a small USB-based DAC that connects to iOS and Android based devices to noticeably improve the sound quality of these devices.
Robert Archer · January 30, 2020
As the consumer market continues to skew towards younger consumers it has become important for audio manufacturers to develop products and solutions that appeal to new generations.
Robert Archer · November 08, 2019
The reasonably priced AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt can be used with Apple and Android devices, as well as computers to improve the quality of digital audio through its MQA compatibility.
Robert Archer · July 16, 2019
The new SIMAUDIO 700i v2 integrated amp produces 175 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and the 780D v2 streaming DAC is compatible with MQA and DSD files.
Robert Archer · July 03, 2019
Complete with G Class amplification, Arcam’s new amp features AirPlay 2 compatibility, and Dirac Live room correction technology.
Lisa Montgomery · May 24, 2019