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MQA Supports Partners at AXPONA 2017

MQA is pleased to announce its support for partners exhibiting at AXPONA 2017, held 21-23 April at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.  Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience MQA music demonstrations by several MQA partners including: Aurender (316), Bluesound (Marketplace), MSB (room 646), Mytek (The Marketplace), Onkyo (Ear Gear Expo), Pioneer (Ear Gear Expo) and Technics (room 508).

Bel Canto (room 1237) will be holding “proof of concept&r...

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Ottava is First Label to Release MQA on CD

Pioneering MQA Audio Techology Used in Mastering Process

A recording by Astor Piazzolla “the single most important figure in the history of tango” will be the first MQA recording to be released on compact disc in Japan.  The album “A. Piazzolla 
by Strings and Oboe” – recorded by the UNAMAS Piazzolla Septet and mastered by respected producer and mastering engineer Mick Sawaguchi – will be released by the Ottava label on 17 Marc...

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Audirvana Plus 3 Launches with MQA Integration

Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now includes integrated MQA audio technology.  The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’ and also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material.

In addition to optimising sound quality and authenticating file provenance, Audir...

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MQA and Universal Music Group Collaboration

MQA and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world-leader in music-based entertainment, announced that the companies have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s extensive catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s industry-leading technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.

The announcement comes shortly after the launch of the cross-industry marketing campaign &ldqu...

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