Keeping our finger on the pulse with the latest technologies, we are pleased to announce that MOON is an MQA licensee. Our R&D team is currently working on MQA implementation of our streaming DACs, via both USB and network.
As development progresses, MOON will provide more updated information. At this time, we expect the first MQA-capable MOON DAC to be released in Q2 of 2018. In the spirit and tradition of MOON products, an upgrade path will be offered whenever possible.
Those of you who have attended the High-End Show in Munich may have noticed that we were playing MQA-encoded music files through a special MQA-equipped version of the 780D Streaming DAC, which will be christened the 780D v2.
The first MQA-capable MOON DAC will indeed be the 780D, and as mentioned, a path to upgrade to the 780D v2 will be offered (which will offer MQA in addition to other features, providing an overall performance upgrade).
Availability: Q2 / 2018