MQA Goes Wireless

MQA, the high-resolution audio technology developed by Meridian Audio co-founder Bob Stuart, announced today that the prestigious Japan Audio Society (JAS) has certified the new MQAir codec for its ability to transmit high-resolution audio wirelessly.

Created in response to the rising demand for better wireless sound quality that goes beyond the convenience of Bluetooth, MQAir (known technically as SCL6) is said to deliver “detail and clarity by focusing on the time domain — a critical factor in the human perception of high-resolution sound.” This is in addition to offering low latency and high efficiency for extended battery life in wireless devices such as headphones, earbuds, and speakers.

The new codec supports MQA and PCM audio up to 384kHz, and the encoded data rate can be scaled seamlessly from 20Mbps to below 200kbps, covering Bluetooth, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), and Wi-Fi connections.

“We are very honored that JAS has certified SCL6 for use with its Hi-Res Audio Wireless logo, Stuart said. “With MQair we can improve the listening experience for many listeners and extend the MQA ecosystem to wireless devices.

"High resolution isn’t necessarily defined by the big things — it is shaped by small elements in the sound that convey details, separation, color, and space. We are excited to use these insights in the design of MQair to bring a more enjoyable experience to audio fans and music lovers everywhere.”

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kimwizard's picture

This over-hyped format is dead or should be. I'm disappointed that S&V would run PR like this for the company.