Music technology company and founder recognised for innovation and excellence
London, 17 October 2016: The team at MQA, the revolutionary technology which delivers master quality audio in a file small enough to stream, picked up three awards at two industry events earlier this month.
British Engineering Excellence Awards
The British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA) were held on 6 October in London.
Organised by b2b publisher MA Business, the awards acknowledge the achievements of UK engineering companies that compete on a global level. The Judges’ Special Award is given at the discretion of the judges to a recipient that, in their opinion, deserves particular recognition.
The panel of BEEA judges unanimously agreed that “the development of the MQA audio codec – and its positive reception by leading consumer electronics brands – shows the UK is more than capable of holding its own in this highly competitive market.”
Rocky Mountain International Hi-Fi Press Awards
Meanwhile across the pond, at the Rocky Mountain International Hi-Fi Press Awards (RIHPA), MQA’s founder, Bob Stuart, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the company scored a further success by winning in the Innovation category for the second year running.
The RIHPAs celebrate success in the high-end audio industry, with winners selected via anonymous ballot by specialists from some of the world's leading high-end audio publications. The ceremony was held on 7 October during Denver’s annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF), which brings together more than 400 companies in the consumer audio and home entertainment sectors from across the globe.
MQA founder & CTO, Bob Stuart, commented, “It’s a huge honour to be recognised by both the British engineering community and the global audio press. As well as acknowledging the hard work of the team, these awards demonstrate the value of strong partnerships and I’d like to thank all our hardware, music service and label partners for their belief and tremendous support.”
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Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, the MQA team has created a technology that captures the full magic of an original studio performance. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. MQA is also backward compatible, so you can play MQA music on any device – the days of sacrificing quality for convenience are finally over. MQA is a UK-based private company.
For more information visit www.mqa.co.uk
About the British Engineering Excellence Awards
Organised by leading B2B publisher MA Business, the British Engineering Excellence Awards demonstrate to all UK engineering companies that it is possible to succeed; that they can work to a high level and, at that high level, compete on a global level. The Awards are held in association with headline sponsors Cambridge Consultants and sponsors Innovate UK, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, maxon motor UK, Premier EDS Solutions and RS Components. www.beeas.co.uk
About the Rocky Mountain International Hi-Fi Press Awards
With publications from the Americas, Europe and Asia participating, RIHPA is completely independent of country, region or publication. The awards are an impartial and unbiased declaration of the world’s “state-of-the art” in 20 high-end audio categories. www.audiofest.net/awards/