Integra Adds MQA Decoding to Stereo Receivers

Integra is the latest home audio company to embrace MQA technology.

The company is equipping its DTM-6 ($550) and DTM-7 ($650) two-channel network receivers with MQA decoding capability, allowing owners of those products to play MQA files stored on a connected USB drive or via network inputs.

Both models are hi-res-capable, support dual-zone audio, and feature wireless streaming via Chromecast (with voice control), Apple AirPlay, and a number of music streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, and Tidal. The DTM-6 is rated to deliver 2 x 80 watts into 8 ohms, while the DTM-7 ups 8-ohm power to 100 watts per channel.

The idea behind MQA technology, which stands for Master Quality Authenticated, is to package high-resolution master recordings in a standard-resolution file size that can be easily downloaded and streamed.

For more information on the DTM-6 and DTM-7, visit

brenro's picture

When Qobuz finally rolls out in the US and we can stream true high resolution music files it will be the death knell for MQA.

mars2k's picture

MQA has been great for now, I use Tidal and Roon will try Qobuz when available. Honestly hi rez music reproduction has gotten so good its beyond my ability to distinguish the minute differences between formats. What does make a huge difference however is the equipment used. Recently went through an upgrade spree Sequentially replacing receiver with pre/pro, upgrading amps, moving from pre/pro dac to external dac/streamer with each change providing revelatory sound improvements ...Its the thrill of the chase I think the results...spooky good the gear that makes it happen

brenro's picture

Can't wait to replace a laptop with a true streamer.

mars2k's picture

Hah I have an expensive outboard dac supporting MQA for Tidal streaming AQ DragonFly does as well for 1/5 the cost