British hi-fi and audio company Meridian has just unveiled a new music format called MQA: Master Quality Authenticated. And it claims it’s going to shake up recorded music as we know it. Meridian co-founder Bob Stuart claims MQA “brings together the three ideals of studio-quality sound, convenience and end-to-end authenticity. It uses a completely new concept of capturing the total essence of an original recording and conveying it all the way to the listener, assuring that what they are listening to is identical to the master recording”.
The format, which Meridian says is the result of years of research and development, purportedly contains all of the sound of the original studio recording yet is so efficiently encoded that it can be streamed (or downloaded far more quickly than an uncompressed hi-res audio file). Stuart’s POV in all things digital audio is legendary; check out the story Via www.stuff.tv