The emphasis around ‘hi-res’ music may be shifting to streaming, but there are still hi-res download services around trying to find an audience.
One of them belongs to hi-fi firm Onkyo, which has just announced a revamp of its hi-res store, which uses MQA’s technology.
The store’s interface has been spruced up, suggesting music as the customer types, with better sorting and filtering features and clearer presentation of albums and singles on artists’ profile pages.
Onkyo says it currently has a catalogue of more than 16k MQA tracks on the store, which in the west is available in the US, UK and Germany. No figures are currently available on its customers or sales, though.
“Embracing high quality audio has become more practical as storage and bandwidth are no longer an issue, and hi-res devices – using new technologies such as MQA – are becoming more affordable by the day,” said Onkyo Music business development manager Daniel Escobar.