Sony Wants Us All to Rediscover Hi-Fidelity Audio

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.

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Alan Cross

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One thought on “Sony Wants Us All to Rediscover Hi-Fidelity Audio

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Yes. Die, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. 1995 called, they want their codec back.


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