MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning* technology that delivers master quality audio in a file that’s small enough to stream or download. *In 2016, MQA won the BEEA Special Judges’ Award and received two RIHPA awards (Innovation and Lifetime Achievement categories) at the Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards. What is TIDAL Masters? In partnership with MQA, we’re bringing you the ultimate audio experience. With your TIDAL HiFi membership, listen to thousands of master-quality songs on your iOS or Android device, and through your TIDAL desktop app. Mar 16, 2017 · On March 17, Japanese label Ottava will release the first MQA recording on compact disc, A. Piazzolla by Strings and Oboe. Recorded by the UNAMAS Piazzolla Septet, whose videos you can view online, the short disc was mastered by the Tokyo-based label's CEO, Mick Sawaguchi. The recording is also available for download.