Audirvana Plus 3 boasts MQA integration

Audirvana_2Audirvana Plus, the desktop music player for macOS, has released the latest version of its software which now integrates MQA audio technology.

The MQA Core decoder, contained within the new Audirvana Plus 3 player, enables the first origami ‘unfold’.

Not only that, it also authenticates the file using a blue or green light to confirm that the sound is identical to that of the source material.

In addition to optimising sound quality and authenticating file provenance, it also includes the following benefits:

  • A complete library management system with full metadata and cover art display for all music, whether stored locally or streamed;
  • Integration with premium streaming services such as Tidal and Qobuz.

Audirvana_1The MQA Core decoder’s initial file ‘unfold’ recovers all the direct music-related information. It also makes it available for either analogue or digital output at 88.2 or 96 kHz.

With a non MQA-enabled device, any listener can experience enhanced sound.

However, it’s when its teamed with an MQA-enabled device the magic happens. This is when the listener benefits from the highest possible sound quality, as the music will continue to unfold with precise file and platform-specific DAC compensation and management.

Audirvana_3Audirvana founder Damien Plisson says

The integration of MQA technology is a major step toward enabling all Mac users to hear their favourite artists as if they were right there in front of them,”

Spencer Chrislu, MQA Director of Content, added

We’re pleased to be working with Audirvana in the quest to bring the sound of the studio to everyone. Audirvana presents music fans with a great user experience in both functionality and sound that reminds us all of our deep connection to great music.”

Audirvana Plus 3 pricing

€64.00 (exc. VAT) for new customers. This license currently includes a free three months trial of TIDAL HiFi, which enables access to MQA on TIDAL Masters.

€34 (exc. VAT) for any Audirvana Plus user of a previous version.

Free upgrade for those who have purchased Audirvana Plus 2 since Xmas 2016.

A free 15-day trial version is now available. Further details here.