Cary Audio has formed a partnership with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), and its DMS-500 network audio player is its first product in the range to be MQA certified. The DMS-500 is also MQA’s first partner product to use MQA 16x rendering, whereby MQA files are decoded to 705.6kHz (44.1 x 16) or 768kHz (48 x 16).
All DMS-500 units shipping will have MQA pre-installed. Current owners of the DMS-500 with firmware versions 1.27.7 or later can update their unit free of charge using the DMS-500 internet update features to bring their DMS-500 up to date with the new MQA firmware. Any DMS-500 with firmware earlier then 1.27.7 can update their DMS-500 following the instructions on the DMS-500 product web page.