CAYIN N3Pro Digital Audio Player Supports MQA via Firmware Update
Nov 23, 2020 at 12:21 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1
Nov 16, 2013
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We are excited to announces today that MQA technology will be supported on our N3Pro Vacuum Tube Digital Audio Player via a firmware upgrade scheduled for tomorrow. N3Pro users can now enjoy master quality audio by download the very compact MQA files and “unfold” in on our N3Pro digital audio player. With this in place, the complete Cayin DAP product line are MQA ready. We thank MQA team sincerely for their support to share their technologies to our users.

The Official Press Release is as follows:

Zhuhai, China, November 23, 2020 – Leading audio manufacturer Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., marketing their Hi-Fi products under the name of Cayin, announces today that MQA technology will be supported on their N3Pro Vacuum Tube Digital Audio Player. N3Pro users can upgrade their player when they receive OTA alert or download the free firmware package from Cayin website.

Bin Liang, CEO of Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., parent company of Cayin, said “We make it our top priority to bring MQA into our N3Pro because that is the final piece of the puzzle, we are looking forward to tell our customers that all Cayin DAPs are MQA ready. Our users can now enjoy master quality audio by download the very compact MQA files and “unfold” in on our N3Pro digital audio player, and when they upgrade to our other DAPs, they can migrate their MQA library with 100% compatibility.”

MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated and is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and captures 100% of the original studio performance. MQA playback is supported via downloaded MQA audio files. When the MQA enabled firmware is installed, Cayin N3Pro will playback MQA material faultlessly. The screen will either display MQA or MQA Studio on the top status bar, alongside the Bit depth or original sampling frequency information. ‘MQA’ or ‘MQA Studio’ indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MQA file. ‘MQA Studio’ indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.
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About N3Pro Digital Audio Player

With a matched pair of JAN6418 NOS miniature vacuum tubes installed in mechanically suspended shock-absorption protection, the N3Pro Digital Audio Player offers, for the first time in DAP history, Dual Timbre (Vacuum Tube vs Solid State) and Dual Operation Mode (Triode vs Ultralinear) through a simple pull-down menu selection. The N3Pro also supports fully balanced headphone output from its 4.4mm connector and delivers up to 800mW@32Ω, making it one of the most sophisticated and powerful dedicated DAP at its price range.

The digital section of N3Pro features two AKM AK4493EQ DAC chipsets in mono mode. The player can natively decode up to DSD256 and 32 Bit/384kHz and can playback all popular file formats.

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About Cayin

Cayin was founded in 1993. While our products carry a distinctive cultural connotation and span over a very wide price range, we are devoted to developing the best sounding audio equipment at competitive prices.

We have developed over 400 products to date, ranging from CD players to speakers, all of which provide the same high-quality benchmark and attractive price to performance capabilities. Our tube amplifiers have been particularly well-received within the audio community because of this commitment. With a spectacular track record of over 70 local and international awards, Cayin has grown into one of the largest audio tube amplifier development and manufacturing facilities in the world.

Cayin pays attention to detail because we believe this is what it takes to reproduce music naturally. We might have a different agenda or employ different technologies for different products, but ultimately, we serve only one purpose: to move our audience with hi-fidelity.

We deliver music diligently, and we are prepared to go a long way for that. With Cayin, your music will never be the same again.

For more information, please visit Cayin website.


About MQA

Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, the MQA team has created a technology that captures the sound of the original studio performance. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download, while also being backward compatible, so you can play MQA music on any device. MQA’s award-winning technology is licensed by labels, music services and hardware manufacturers worldwide and is certified by the RIAA. MQA is a UK-based private company. Visit MQA for more information and BobTalks for deeper technical detail.

Follow MQA on:
Facebook: @MQASound
Twitter: @MQAMusic
Instagram: @mqa_sound
LinkedIn: @mqa-ltd
Youtube: @MQA
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For list of MQA ready Cayin DAP, please check HERE.

For more information about Cayin N3Pro, please subscribe the N3Pro Official Thread in HeadFi forum.

If you are interested to try out N3Pro, please look for your nearest Cayin dealer HERE or stay tune for the forthcoming N3Pro Tour starting later this week.
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