04.05.2017 | Ausgabe 2/2017

MQA: The new standard for Audio Streaming?

Foto: Edgar Moreau, MQA Ltd.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) could become the new standard for streaming and downloading of high resolution audio files. It is an end-toend technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that requires little more bandwidth than a CD and is therefore small enough to stream or download. Based on PCM, it is backward compatible and plays on existing devices. Bob Stuart talks about the idea, the technology and the advantages of MQA for studios, services and consumers.