Or, in modern parlance, “high resolution audio.” And I, for one, am all for it. From USA Today:
Sony is turning up the volume on high-resolution music.
The electronics company introduced a new line of products, coming this fall, that process and play a variety of high-resolution music formats, including new Direct Stream Digital (DSD) downloads.
Several music companies, including Sony, Universal and Warner, pledged to support the movement with added high-res releases. Among the artists with music preloaded on new Sony products: Miles Davis (So What), Willie Nelson (Georgia on My Mind), Aretha Franklin (Baby, I Love You) and the Beach Boys (Good Vibrations).
Newer releases from artists including Sting, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow will be among the 20 high-res tracks pre-loaded on two new Sony high-res music players due out this fall. Also coming: a digital-to-analog converter for connecting computer-based music libraries to home stereos, new high-res speakers and headphones.