AQWO was first introduced at the Munich HighEnd Show in May 2018. It is the first SACD player ever developed by Métronome.
Like all the combos designed by Métronome, AQWO perpetuates the analog sound quality either in playing discs and in digital to analog conversion. The device has got a number of digital inputs and outputs, allowing the use with different sources. The 6.5″ large touchscreen is easily readable from a far distance.
Optionally, AQWO can be installed with valve analog outputs (in the factory or later), and like all the Métronome converters, AQWO decodes PCM and DSD (up to x8 = DSD512).
AQWO is more massive and robust than the older generations of devices from Métronome, and is still available in Silver or Black finishes.