MQA™ (Mastering Quality Authenticated) is the new format invented by Meridian’s Bob Stuart and mathematician Peter Craven, specifically designed for live internet streaming of unaltered original mastering quality recording to the consumer via regualar streaming channel of approx 1.2 Mbits/sec. MQA is the only technology today which provides a practical way of streaming high resolution audio.
Mytek has licensed MQA™ technology from MQA Ltd in the Fall of 2015. Subsequently Mytek has released the new Brooklyn DAC which is the first quality DAC with the MQA decoder built in.
Mytek Manhattan II flagship DAC which also includes MQA hardware decoder has also been announced with shipping expected to begin in late August 2016.
Music files encoded with MQA are already available at various download sites, while a major launch of MQA streaming services is expected sometimes this Fall.