Starting later this month certain Pioneer branded home audio products will receive a free firmware update enabling playback of MQA. 

With support for both streaming audio, local file, and whole home audio, the N-70AE and N-50AE family of network audio players can be used as the hub for all high quality audio pursuits. 

The NC-50 and NC-50 DAB are network audio players with a built-in CD player and stereo amplifier. Enjoy your music by simply connecting speakers. 

MQA music for Pioneer devices is available from various music streaming services such as TIDAL*, and music download sites, such as Onkyo Music in the US, UK and Germany, and e-onkyo music in Japan. MQA with Onkyo and Pioneer are working closely for playback support on more home audio products, and will announce their availability in the coming months.

About Onkyo Music

Onkyo Music is a leading Hi-Res digital music provider, which provides all downloads as FLAC files. FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format that compresses audio without any loss in quality. With webstores available in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit www.onkyomusic.com 

* TIDAL Masters not yet supported by Onkyo products.

 

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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

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