Players Support MQA Streams and Downloads

LONDON / BERLIN, 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 - As the iconic Walkman celebrates its 40th  anniversary, Sony has added streaming capability to the newest models of its high-resolution audio player: the NW-ZX500 and NW-A100 series.

For music fans seeking the best audio experience on the go, this means you can now stream MQA on the latest Walkman® models via MQA-enabled music services including TIDAL, Xiami Music and nugs.net.

MQA’s award-winning technology captures and reproduces the sound of the original studio master in a file that’s small enough to stream and download.  The two companies have a longstanding partnership, and the first Walkman® models to support playback for MQA downloads were unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in 2017.

Mike Jbara, MQA CEO, said, The launch of the new streaming Walkman® products from our partner Sony is an event that will excite every music fan listening to music on the go.  Together we are enabling music lovers to listen to studio quality music whenever and wherever they want.”

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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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