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T+A ASA G2 and T+A ASA G3 – TIDAL Max with Hi-res FLAC for all streaming clients

TIDAL Max, and thus the range of Hi-res audio that the streaming provider TIDAL offers in the form of high-resolution content encoded in licence-free FLAC format, is now available to all users of streaming systems from T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG streaming systems.

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  • Not only the new T+A ASA G3 streaming platform, but also the T+A ASA G2 streaming platform is now equipped for TIDAL Max, according to T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG.

The German High-end HiFi manufacturer T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG is delighted to announce that not only the latest streaming platform T+A ASA G3 is now ready for the TIDAL Max offering, but that it can also offer this service to existing customers using the T+A ASA G2 platform. KG in a corresponding statement on its Facebook channel.

This means that the range of high-resolution content in FLAC format is now available to all customers.

TIDAL Max – Hi-res FLAC as an alternative to MQA

For a long time, TIDAL was known to be an important supporter of the MQA format, developed by the company of the same name, MQA Ltd, which saw this as the future of streaming Hi-res audio content and never tired of praising its advantages in every conceivable flowery description.

Ultimately, however, many manufacturers and customers realised that the main aim was to generate as much revenue as possible via licence fees for MQA Ltd. and that there was no real need for this format.

The future of MQA is therefore more than uncertain, even if MQA has now been taken over by Lenbrook International and handed over to the newly formed Lenbrook Media Group.

In any case, TIDAL no longer wanted to rely solely on MQA for the distribution of Hi-res audio content and initiated a new offering, TIDAL Max, which is part of TIDAL HiFi Plus and now offers music in Hi-res audio with up to 24 bit and 192 kHz in FLAC format.

TIDAL Max with all streaming clients

Manufacturers such as T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG have to implement this offer in their streaming clients themselves, TIDAL relies on new APIs for this. This is exactly what has now been done in Herford, as announced by the High-end HiFi manufacturer.

The exciting thing is that TIDAL Max is not only integrated into the latest generation of the streaming platform from T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG streaming platform, the T+A ASA G3, but also to those customers who have been using a T+A branded streaming solution for years, which utilises the second generation T+A Audiophile Streaming Architecture, the T+A ASA G2.

“We are pleased to announce that TIDAL Max, the latest high-resolution audio format from TIDAL, is now available for our valued existing customers of our G2 streaming clients! For all G3 streamer owners, you’re already enjoying it – don’t worry! Product care is our top priority! We continue to invest in your experience and upgrade our streaming clients with new features. This means not only first-class sound, but also long-term sustainability and enjoyment of our products.”

T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG

Prices and availability

Any updates for the support of TIDAL Max in the streaming solutions from T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG are of course available to existing customers free of charge.

Getting to the point

The fact that TIDAL Max is not only integrated into the latest T+A ASA G3 streaming platform in Herford, but also into the T+A ASA G2, is a good example of how T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG considers customer support to be particularly important, even when it comes to those who bought a product many years ago – highly commendable, in our opinion…

T+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG
ManufacturerT+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG
Distribution AustriaHandelsvertretung Ing. Gert Weber
Distribution GermanyT+A elektroakustik GmbH & Co. KG
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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