Bob Stuart, creator of MQA, talks in detail about this revolutionary British technology that sets a new standard in capturing, delivering and reproducing digital audio.
MQA is a superb technology for distributing high-quality audio, as we have shown in the worlds of download, streaming and physical releases (on MQA-CD). Our goal is always to bring listeners the sound of the studio, whether for new or old recordings and to allow confirmation of that delivery with the MQA light. In all areas …Read more
‘Deeper Look’ is a new series, where we get more technical about topics in audio, hearing and MQA. It includes tutorials, analysis, music examples and myth-busting.  Some of the tutorials are fundamental topics to which we refer, again and again, so we hope that is useful. There are many more posts to come, but …Read more
Recently a video/blog surfaced that claims to show defects in MQA. It does not. This video is based on a flawed test that delivered invalid results. Here we show you why it is wrong. What follows is a summary response and commentary – backed up by technical analysis appendices. Responses to Specific Claims MQA did …Read more
Welcome to Insight, a series of posts about the entire process of recording, mastering, distribution and playback of live and recorded music in the highest possible sound quality. MQA represents a Paradigm Shift and the scope is wide, so we aim to cover these topics at a few levels – introductory overviews, perspectives and occasionally a deep dive into …Read more
In a previous post MQA CD: Origami and the Last Mile , we outlined the steps when the recording is ‘folded’ for transmission and ‘unfolded’ for playback. It also shows how the end-to-end response varies for listeners with: a) No Decoder, b) A Core Decoder, c) A Full Decoder or d) when the stream is limited …Read more