The May/June 2016 edition of leading audiophile magazine The Absolute Sound includes an unprecedented 20 pages on MQA: including an editorial, a discussion of Editor Robert Harley's personal experience of the technology, an "at a glance" discussion of the system, an FAQ, an article querying how MQA can improve the sound of an original master (and concluding that indeed it can), and a pair of MQA hardware reviews.

Harley's descriptions of his experiences of MQA are impressive. He starts off by noting that "It's not often that an audio technology comes along that has the potential to revolutionize the music industry as well as greatly improve sound quality for all listeners. But I believe that MQA may do just that." Listening to Keith Johnson's recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring he called it "the single most realistic reproduction of an orchestra I've heard in my life, from any format and on any playback system.".

And he didn't stop there. Commenting that "MQA doesn't tinker at the margins of digital audio with incremental improvements, but rather rethinks the entire encoding and decoding chain while maintaining compatibility with existing infrastructure and file formats", he concludes, "MQA is the most significant audio technology of my lifetime."

Read the complete set of articles for yourself here (1.9MB PDF)

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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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