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Cayin N8 now supports MQA!

Cayin sent out this press release. It’s great news for those who are fans of their flagship music player, the N8. Hell, it’s great news even if you’re merely interested in it.


Zhuhai, China, August 26, 2019 – Leading audio manufacturer Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., marketing their Hi-Fi products under the name of Cayin, announces today that MQA music will be supported on their N8 flagship Digital Audio Player N8 users can either download the free firmware package from Cayin website or upgrade their player when they receive OTA alert next week

Bin Liang, CEO of Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co., Ltd., parent company of Cayin, said “We are honored to team up with MQA to deliver a revolutionary audio experience to our users wherever they go. We are amazed how master quality audio can be “unfolded” from a file that is so small that it can be downloaded and stored in our portable player conveniently. Our user can now access to original studio recording through our DAP anytime, anywhere.”

MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated, an end-to-end technology which cleverly folds the master recording (using a technique called “music origami” to reduce the file size) and then unfolds on playback. All MQA-encoded music is fully authenticated and captures 100% of the original studio performance. The Cayin N8 supports MQA playback of downloaded MQA audio files. When the MQA-enabled firmware is installed, the Cayin N8 will play MQA music faultlessly: the screen will either display MQA or MQA Studio on the top status bar, alongside the bit depth and sample rate information. The MQA label indicates that the audio signal is identical to that of the source material, while MQA Studio indicates the music file has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

About N8 Digital Audio Player

The N8 DAP is a state-of-the-art portable Digital Audio Player (DAP) from Cayin. This is our attempt to deliver best possible high fidelity audio performance to portable users. The N8 DAP features two AKM AK4497EQ DAC chipsets and can native decode up to DSD256 and 32 Bit/384kHz with stellar dynamic range and resolution.

The N8 is an innovation in portable audio because we dared to do something different and something that has not been done before in a DAP. This is the first DAP that features a Double Triode vacuum tube in the amplification circuit, and featured a High Impedance High Output mode to boost its driving and handling capability for demanding headphones and earphone. It has extensive line out and digital output options and is designed to integrate into any speaker or headphone sound system effectively.

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.

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About MQA
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the  original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.

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Facebook: @MQASound

Twitter: @MQAMusic

Instagram: @mqa_sound

Linkedin: @mqa-ltd

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Pinky Powers

Pinky Powers

Pinky is an artsy twat. Illustration, graphic design, writing. Yet music escapes him, and always has. He builds his own cables, and likes to explore the craftsmanship of others. He's a stabby one, also. At the first hint of annoyance, out comes the blade. I say he's compensating for something... in a big bad way. If we all try really hard as a collective, maybe we can have him put down.


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