MQA has received a coveted ‘Special Award’ in Japan for the development of MQA technology, including its use on physical CD format which has had a major impact in the Japanese market.

"HiVi Grand Prix", now in its 34th year, recognises excellence in the world of audio-visual products, and is run by respected HiVi magazine. A panel of industry experts selects 20 winners, as well as highlighting particular achievements from the past year through the presentation of discretionary Special Awards.

The HiVi Awards judging committee is chaired by renowned critic and writer Reiji Asakura, who had the following to say, “When I experienced MQA for the first time four years ago, I was immediately convinced that this was the future of high-res audio.  I am truly pleased to see how MQA has been growing quickly worldwide, and the HiVi Grand Prix is proof that MQA is earning widespread recognition in Japan. MQA-CD is especially good news for Japanese music fans who love physical media.”

MQA was honoured alongside two other Special Award recipients: the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation for the world’s first 8K channel "BS8K", and Warner Bros for its 50th anniversary project in celebration of Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film "2001: A Space Odyssey".

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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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