Bluesound is proud to be the first multi-room ecosystem to support MQA files.
What is MQA?
Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master-quality audio in a small file to stream or download. What’s more? MQA is backward compatible, so it will play on any device, and as it is fully authenticated, the listener can be sure that they are listening to tracks of the same quality in which they were recorded and originally 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 Controller app, when the Player is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, the track is marked with an MQA logo. This logo serves as a Playback Quality indicator and includes a green or blue dot to signify that the track is an MQA Studio file. These files have either received approval in the studio from the artist/producer or have been verified by the copyright owner.
|(Green) An original MQA File encoded at the source|
|(Blue) A 24-bit file – converted and confirmed as MQA|
For more information, refer to the MQA website.