'How MQA is Delivering Studio-Quality Sound in the Digital Audio Era' 
– by Melissa Daniels, Forbes, Contributor

In the innovative history of recorded sound, a strange and rather disappointing trend emerged in the era of digital audio: despite the convenience, the quality of the sound got worse. To longtime audio engineer and equipment pro Bob Stuart  — and legions of audiophiles — the sound was full of compromises.

“People never asked for lower quality, it just happened,” Stuart said. “Why shouldn’t we have the best quality, given that we have the technology to bring the actual sound of the studio, and not some dumbed-down facsimile of it?”

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"I have spent many hours with Bob, listening to original recordings and being constantly amazed by the incredible sense of space and clarity brought by MQA."

Morten Lindberg, Producer and Grammy multi-nominee

"We have done many blind comparisons of my original high-resolution masters with and without the MQA process. MQA is the consistent winner."

Alan Silverman, Mastering Engineer

"Digital music has given users the ability to hold “a thousand songs in their pocket” for over a decade. But that convenience came at the sacrifice of quality. MQA gives the user the ability to keep the convenience of a large library in their pocket, without sacrificing the quality of the music."

Pioneer, on their new XDP-100R digital audio player

MQA are proud to have already received a range of awards and accolades.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award at the International Hi-Fi Press event at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2015

Most Exciting Ideas in Tech

MQA Inventor Bob Stuart was named as one of Stuff’s innovators of 2015.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

MQA creator Bob Stuart received the CEDIA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award