AudioQuest DragonFlys Do MQA Today

I took a photo of my AudioQuest DragonFly Red before and after the MQA update ($free) so you can experience the change and not have to rely on what I have to say about it. Above is the before photo. Here's after:

I hope this puts all of the MQA controversy to rest.

Download the AudioQuest Desktop Manager to update your 'Fly.

scottsol's picture

That is some incredible software. Even without a voltage source it is able to change the color, not only of the Dragonfly, but of the surroundings as well. Well done Audioquest.

Michael Lavorgna's picture
I don't see any change.
scottsol's picture

Further proof that people should rely on their own evaluation of equipment and not be so inthralled with the opinions of reviewers.

johndarko's picture you are. ;) <-- winky face.

Mark Tarone's picture

DONE. Thank you! I looked for this earlier today on Audioquest's site and couldn't find it. Now only if my network player could handle MQA files....

dadracer's picture

I missed this too as I was travelling. So I have downloaded the app updated the Dragonfly and switched on Tidal Masters. I note that the colour doesn't change from green. Is that correct or have I done something wrong???

jskupe's picture

@dadracer - it should change for Masters.
Go to settings > Streaming > hover your cursor next to AQ Dragonfly - click on the gear when it becomes visible.
Make sure you have Exclusive mode checked and Passthrough MQA unchecked.
The first MQA unfold takes place in Tidal software and then is passed on to the DAC

dadracer's picture

Will try it out tonight. Many thanks