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Published on January 4th, 2015 | by The GC Team

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Imagination’s Caskeid wireless audio platform to support MQA

Imagination Technologies has announced that its Caskeid wireless audio IP platform is to be the first multiroom streaming solution to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), a new British technology developed by Bob Stuart, founder of Meridian Audio.

Adding MQA support to Imagination’s Caskeid wireless audio platform will enable licensees of the Caskeid family of technologies to develop wireless multiroom and multi-channel speakers that offer customers a high-resolution audio experience throughout the home.

The Caskeid platform’s sub 20µs synchronization technology is capable of delivering MQA’s intended studio quality audio in a wireless multiroom or multi-channel environment.

Caskeid’s current licensees and partners include Frontier Silicon, Media-Saturn Group, Onkyo, Pure and Meridian Audio.

“MQA is the result of years of work in a bid to elevate sound quality whilst ensuring convenience for the customer,” said Meridian’s Stuart. “The news that Imagination’s Caskeid wireless audio platform, which is the only wireless multiroom synchronization technology out there that truly offers a platform for high quality audio, is to support MQA is very exciting as this will enable us and others to achieve the best audio reproduction in the wireless sphere whilst retaining the purity of the original source material.”

Hossein Yassaie, CEO, Imagination said: “Integrating Meridian’s MQA technology will elevate the listening experience and bring audio quality back to the centre stage, enabling music fans to hear content as the artist originally created. We are delighted to be working with a company with such a respected audio heritage as Meridian to drive this agenda.”

Imagination said it will be working closely with 7digital, a leading digital music platform and MQA supporter, to ensure its licensees have access to a rich catalogue of MQA encapsulated tracks that can be streamed to Caskeid-enabled speakers.

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