Insight: What, How & Why?

Before delving deeper, here are some headlines… What is MQA? MQA is a revolutionary, award-winning, peer-reviewed-and-approved technology for capturing, archiving and efficiently distributing music with the highest possible sound quality. By paying great attention to the nature of sound and the way we hear, MQA opens a clearer window and delivers all the details and nuance […]

MQA CD: #2 Some examples

When the transmission is restricted to 16 bits, as for example in an MQA CD, the decoder will maintain the output resolution at 24b, firstly to preserve the encoder’s enhanced quantisation, but also because there is more information in a decoded MQA CD than can be represented in a normal rectangular 44.4 kHz/16b PCM channel. The […]