Audiophiles rejoice, Bluesound supports MQA wireless streaming
Bluesound, a manufacturer of wireless multi-room music systems, announced that MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) music will be supported for wireless streaming on all Bluesound Players starting June 1, 2016.
“Bluesound is thrilled to be the first wireless multi-room system to support MQA and bring hi-resolution music to consumers so they can stream and listen to any room in the home,” said Greg Stidsen, Bluesound Director of Technology and Product Planning in a statement. “This partnership is a huge success for Bluesound, and one more step in our mission to deliver the best-sounding music experience throughout people’s homes.”
MQA is an end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. Bluesound worked with MQA to ensure the listener will hear MQA encoded music and streams exactly like the source.
In Bluesound's BluOS app, the MQA indicator glows green or blue to indicate that the Player is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. It glows blue to indicate it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
In addition to this release, Bluesound is actively working with MQA to support select BluOS-enabled systems from sister company, NAD Electronics, in the future.