Aurender and MQA

MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the studio. The final MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream, while also being backward compatible, so you can play MQA music on any device. MQA technology is licensed by labels, music services, and hardware manufacturers worldwide.

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Aurender's Analog Output Network Players (models A30, A20, A15, A200, and the discontinued A100 & A10) include Full-Decoder MQA DAC technology, delivering the maximum audio performance of MQA. These are fully compliant MQA end-to-end solutions providing the ideal sound of the “original master recording.” This method of decoding delivers the highest possible performance available from MQA.

Aurender's Digital Output Network Transports (N30SA, W20SE, N20, N200, N150, N100, X100) offer a one-time in-app purchase to enable MQA Core Decoding technology. If your DAC is NOT MQA compatible, or if is an MQA Renderer (as opposed to an MQA Full Decoder), we recommend installing the MQA Core Decoder upgrade for best results with MQA content.

The Aurender Conductor App and front panel display will indicate that “MQA” or “MQA Studio” content is being played. A green or blue dot next to the MQA logo indicate that the unit 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. The blue dot indicates 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.

MQA and the Sound Wave Device are registered trade marks of MQA Limited © 2016