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.
High resolution is an experience, not a specification … In common audio parlance, ‘High Resolution’ has incorrectly become associated with recordings that use higher-than-CD data rates (i.e. PCM sampled higher than 44.1 kHz or using more than 16 bits). These simplistic definitions are stuck in the digital domain and tell us nothing about resolution in sound […]Read more
Once the recording has been ‘de-blurred’, MQA uses a process we call ‘Music Origami’ that focusses on maintaining the information in the orange triangle (plus a substantial safety margin), thereby making this large, high-resolution file both manageable, and compatible with any service or playback device. This section reviews the ‘origami’ used to make a single-speed […]Read more
MQA guarantees delivery of the Studio sound. This explains why Provenance and Resolution are quite different things.Read more
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 […]Read more