MQA’s commitment is to deliver the master recording all the way through to the music fan. Our aim is to reinstate audio quality – too long sacrificed for convenience – as an important ingredient for music. Only MQA can supply the original sound, directly from the studio master, in the highest quality, using less data, while authenticating provenance.
MP3 files deliver just 10% of the original studio recording – whereas MQA reveals every detail of the original recording. After capturing the recording, MQA folds the file to make it small enough to stream – we call this ‘Music Origami’. MQA will play back on any device to deliver higher than CD-quality and when paired with an MQA decoder, the MQA file reveals the original master recording.