Onkyo Launches MQA Support, TIDAL Masterson Select Hi-Fi Components via Firmware Update on Dec. 18th

Press Release dated: 13 Dec 2018

OSAKA, JAPAN. Onkyo is pleased to announce a firmware update release on Dec. 18th that activates MQA audio playback capability and support for TIDAL Masters audio streaming on its network-enabled stereo hi-fi components.

MQA delivers high-resolution sound in a file that’s small enough to stream and download. TIDAL Masters, meanwhile, is TIDAL’s bandwidth-friendly MQA-based Studio Master audio streaming format offered exclusively to TIDAL HiFi members that’s now available to enjoy on any of the Onkyo products detailed below following this firmware update.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)

Leveraging scientific research into how people hear, the MQA team created a technology that captures 100 per cent of the original studio performance. MQA files are fully authenticated and are small enough to stream or download. The format is backward-compatible, meaning MQA music can be enjoyed on any device. This award-winning technology is licensed by labels, music services, and hardware manufacturers worldwide.

TIDAL Masters

TIDAL has partnered with MQA to deliver master-quality recordings from the source for an audio experience as the artist intended. TIDAL Masters are authenticated, unbroken, and delivered at high resolution (typically 96 kHz/24-bit), creating a facsimile of the sound in the mastering suite. TIDAL offers thousands of TIDAL Masters albums to TIDAL HiFi members.

Onkyo Music

Onkyo Music is an online Hi-Res Audio retailer open to listeners in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Onkyo Music offers an extensive MQA catalog.

This firmware update is for the following Onkyo hi-fi components:

Network Audio Players NS-6170/NS-6130 

Network Stereo Receiver R-N855 

Network CD Receivers CR-N775/ CR-N775 D

Network Stereo Receivers TX-8270/TX-8250 

Onkyo is delighted to add value to its products via firmware updates that enrich the customer’s hi-fi audio experience even after purchase. We remain committed to rolling out new and exciting updates to our product family in the future.

To automatically update your compatible network-connected Onkyo product, navigate to the system setup menu and follow the instructions, or visit to download the update and perform installation manually. For more information on the MQA audio format, visit To browse the Onkyo Music library, visit For information on these or other Onkyo products, please visit Note that a paid TIDAL HiFi subscription is required to stream TIDAL Masters on your compatible component. Visit for more information.

Onkyo Corporation

Onkyo reserves the right to change specification without prior notiåe. MQA is a registered trademark of MQA Limited. TIDAL is a registered trademark of TIDAL Music AS. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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