Has any subject created more controversy among audiophiles than MQA? Developed by Meridian Audio and announced in late 2014, MQA purports to deliver master-quality audio in files that aren't much larger than CD-resolution. Not just CD-quality, not just high-resolution, but audio that matches, as closely as possible, what the microphones picked up at the recording venue.
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This week, LG Electronics Canada Inc.'s home-entertainment division is holding a three-day dealer show at its new Canadian head office in Toronto. Dealers entering the building will be greeted by LG's latest and greatest TVs, most of them slated for second-half arrival.
Nikon Canada Inc. has announced a third-generation mirrorless system camera aimed at enthusiasts. The Nikon 1 V3 improves on its predecessor by offering a higher-resolution sensor, faster hybrid autofocus system and tilting rear touchscreen.
The numbers have come in for digital camera sales in 2013, and like the TV results we covered earlier, they don't paint a pretty picture. This is a global trend that is being felt just about everywhere, including Canada.
Neil Young's long-anticipated entry into high-resolution music is now official, with the formal launch of Pono Music. Based in San Francisco, Pono Music will offer a player and sell high-resolution digital albums through an online store.
The theme of Sony of Canada's spring dealer show, being held this week at the Prince Hotel in Toronto, is "Play." Right at the front are new 79" and 85" 4K televisions playing native 4K video from a qualifying game for this summer's FIFA World Cup.