Hi-Res MQA cd’s (UHQCD format) released by Universal Music Japan


I guess they want us to buy our all time favorites again…


Unusually, they didn’t rope me into some orders. :wink: Though to be honest if two of the Coltranes had the rare Platinum SHM-CD mastering I’d have gotten them. . . they are supposed to be the best digital masterings.


I just ordered a sampler CD. $13.47 USD delivered. No harm in trying, just need something to spin the disc in!


Hi, interesting, thanks for the link. If one rips an MQA CD to FLAC format and then streams the resulting FLAC files to the Bridge II, will MQA decoding/unfolding occur (topping out at 24/192, of course)? Thanks.


Just got a couple of Chesky MQA cd’s will the JR play back MQA coding?


Just guessing but since MQA decoding is handled by the Bridge you might have to rip the CDs and play the files back through the Bridge using MConnect or Roon.


My UHQCD Hi-Res CD sampler disc arrived from Japan today. I’m playing it (CD-2, imported into my Kaleidescape system) now, and it sounds OK.

And when they eventually get the DMP software fixed I’ll spin CD-1 and evaluate how it compares to CD-2.