NAD Electronics has announced a partnership with MQA. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) music will be supported on select BluOS-enabled NAD components with the upcoming BluOS firmware release, version 2.2.5 for NAD users. At release, MQA music will be supported on the NAD M12, M50, M32, and C 390DD, with a view to supporting additional BluOS-enabled models in the future.
“NAD and MQA are excited for consumers to experience the magic of original studio recordings in the home,” commented Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Director of Technology and Product Planning. “MQA’s first implementation within BluOS brought master quality audio to NAD’s sister company, Bluesound. We can now advise NAD users of BluOS that they will also have access to original studio recordings. It’s an exciting development and we are proud to be among the first high-performance audio companies to deliver the MQA technology for music lovers.”
BluOS is a proprietary operating system shared by NAD and Bluesound that allows for interoperability among BluOS players and connectivity of these players to streaming music in the cloud or from network sources. Both the players and the music sources are controlled by the BluOS app, which is available free for download for iOS and Android devices.