TIDAL Integrates with Meridian and Previews MQA Streaming at CES 2015

January 6 2015, 04:00
Norwegian lossless music streaming service TIDAL announced its integration with Meridian Audio, the Cambridgeshire (UK)-based technology company. From early 2015, TIDAL will be available on Meridian’s Sooloos digital media system, enabling seamless streaming of TIDAL’s extensive library of 25 million CD-quality tracks. Allowing listeners to experience the full extent of the new integration, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) TIDAL streamed MQA music files via a Meridian Sooloos digital media system as part of the Meridian MQA demonstrations at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

The TIDAL integration enables a lossless audio streaming experience to Meridian Sooloos system owners old and new, all of whom can now enjoy unlimited access to over 25 million tracks.
In addition, purchasers of the new Meridian Explorer 2—a portable, compact USB DAC—and Meridian Prime headphone amplifier will be able to enjoy a complimentary three-month trial of the streaming service. Meridian’s Explorer 2 delivers best-in-class audio performance, including compatibility with MQA “Master Quality Authenticated” lossless audio sources.

Commenting on the announcement, John Buchanan, CEO at Meridian Audio said, “The partnership with TIDAL is significant for a company such as Meridian, which prides itself in delivering a super-quality digital signal throughout the path from the studio to the home, using advanced digital signal processing technologies.”
Pål Bråtelund, Strategic Partnership Manager HiFi at TIDAL, said, “We are delighted to be announcing this integration with Meridian! The demonstrations of TIDAL using MQA continue to prove that we are committed to working with the very best technology and integrating it into our service at the earliest opportunity.”
As an advertisement-free, lossless, CD-quality music and music video streaming service with extensive curated editorial provided by experienced music journalists and industry experts, TIDAL is available in the UK, the US, and Canada for a monthly subscription of £19.99/$19.99. TIDAL offers music streaming of FLAC/ALAC 16-bit44.1kHz files (1411 kbps) and more than 75,000 music videos, with dedicated apps available for iOS and Android phones and tablets and a web player for PC/MAC, apart from supporting a wide range of home music network players: Anthem, Airable by Tune In Media, Astell &Kern, Audeze, Audiovector, AudioQuest, Auralic, Aurender, Bel Canto, Bluesound & NAD, Dan D’Agostino, Definitive Technology, Denon HEOS, DTS Play-Fi, Dynaudio, Electrocompaniet, Harman Omni, HiFiAkademie, ickStream, JH Audio, Linn, McIntosh, Meridian, MartinLogan, Paradigm, Polk, Pro-ject, PS Audio, Raumfeld, Simple Audio, Sonos, Steinway Lyngdorf, and Wren Sound Systems with more to come.
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