Support for the new high-res audio format is coming to select Meridian products.
Meridian has announced a release date for its Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) firmware update. Supported devices will be able to receive the update starting February 4.
MQA is a studio quality high-res audio format that "goes all the way back to the original master recording and captures the missing timing detail. Advanced digital processing is then used to deliver it in a form that’s small enough to download or stream to your home or pocket." MQA-compatible Meridian products include the Explorer2, Prime Headphone Amplifier, 808v6 Reference CD Player, 818v3 Reference Audio Core, Special Edition Loudspeakers and 40th Anniversary Systems. Check out the below video for a more detailed explanation of the MQA format and its benefits.
The Meridian MQA firmware update for personal audio products will be available to download from the company's support pages starting February 4. Meanwhile, updates for Reference Series products and Loudspeakers will be available directly through Meridian dealers.