A recent firmware upgrade (9.01) means that Lumin network music players can automatically perform core decoding and hardware rendering of MQA-encoded streams to access hi-res music data (up to 24-bit/384kHz).

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is a revolutionary technology that brings the listener as close as possible to the artist’s original performance,’ said Aleksandar Maksimovic of Audio Magic, which distributes Lumin network music players in Australia. ‘Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA technology captures the full magic of the original audio performance, in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. The days of sacrificing quality for convenience are over.’

With firmware update 9.01 Lumin network music players S1, A1, T1, and D1 can now play back MQA files and the Lumin U1 and M1 network music players will soon also be able to do so as well.

The easiest way to access MQA content is via Tidal Masters. Lumin owners should use the free Lumin App to go to TIDAL>Masters. Any MQA-encoded music will display the MQA logo next to the title.

For more information, contact Audio Magic