Does Bluesound Support MQA



Bluesound is proud to be the first multi-room system to support MQA.

What is MQA?

Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. What’s more, MQA is backwards compatible, so it will play on any device. And because it’s fully authenticated, the listener can be sure they are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio. The days of sacrificing quality for convenience are over. 

All Bluesound Players include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the ‘Master Quality Authenticated’ system. This ensures that MQA-encoded audio files and streams sound exactly like the source.

In the BluOS app, the MQA indicator displays green or blue to indicate that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and ensures the listener that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It displays blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner. 

An original MQA File encoded at the source  A 24-bit file converted and confirmed as MQA

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