Noted audio reviewer Ken Kessler discussed the new Pioneer XDP-100R music player in his February 25th column for The Daily Telegraph. He examines its focus on streaming as well as storing music. "The case for streaming," he says, "is also made louder and clearer - literally - by the presence of Meridian’s MQA technology, the first player to feature it. This is a development from the Cambridge-based specialist designed to improve matters by making high-resolution files smaller, for easier, faster streaming."

Kessler concludes, "…even straight out of the box, with average headphones, the Pioneer XDP-100R will delight you beyond any expectations."

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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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