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


#1

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


#2

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.


#3

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


#4

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.


#5

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


#6

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.


#7

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.