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MQA, BluOS and Radio Paradise Bring Hi-Res Audio to Internet Radio

Lenbrook International – owner of Bluesound, NAD, PSB Speakers and high resolution multi-room streaming platform BluOS – has announced a new hi-fi internet radio station exclusively for BluOS products.

The new service, launched in association with MQA, will see Radio Paradise, a listener-supported internet radio station, provide MQA-encoded audio on its four mixing channels, using high-resolution 24-bit masters where available. . This collaboration marks the first time that an Internet radio station will broadcast MQA content. MQA technology notably powers hi-res Tidal Masters on Tidal, while hi-res MQA hard files are also available for download.

All BluOS devices will receive an update in April 2021 to enable Radio Paradise MQA as a native music streaming option. It will also be included as standard on all future BluOS-based devices from hi-fi brands such as Bluesound, NAD Electronics, DALI Loudspeakers, Monitor Audio, Roksan, Peachtree and PSB Speakers.

Radio Paradise began broadcasting its main Internet channel in 2000 and offers eclectic music mixed by DJs focused on high quality sound. Three additional mixes – mellow, world and rock – have recently been added to its service.

Speaking of the collaboration, Bill Goldsmith, Founder of Radio Paradise, said, “As music lovers and audiophiles ourselves, it was a revelation to hear the difference in performance in music when encoded in MQA, even when only 16-bit/44 kHz masters are available. .

“The BluOS team is 100% committed to delivering high resolution audio directly to the listening room and has long supported our work at Radio Paradise. Our shared values ​​for premium sound make this collaboration a natural evolution.

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