Sony Pushes High-End Audio

Discussion in 'Digital Sources' started by Scifi, Mar 19, 2017 at 4:36 PM.

  1. Scifi

    Scifi Super Member

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    Its not just PONO. Sony is getting involved in high-resolution audio (better than CD quality). Article text is in attached pdf file.

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  2. SoNic67

    SoNic67 Well-Known Member

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    They tried with SACD in 1999. This now is another marketing to push sell electronics.
     
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    Mini disc too. . .
     
  4. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

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    I'm still stinging from the demise of Betamax. :cool:
     
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  5. Scifi

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  6. invaderzim

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    They've had those in the Magnolia HiFi section of Best Buy for quite awhile now. The ones I've listened to sounded pretty amazing but it probably didn't hurt that they were connected to some really expensive headphones.

    Places that sell various levels of hi-res music downloads...

    Sony has an entire section on their site for their 'hi-res' equipment:
    http://www.sony.com/electronics/hd-audio/t/headphones

    I haven't listened to much of it but their low end SS-CS5 speakers (regularly $219) often go on special for $109 and in the store they sound really good for that price.
     
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  8. soundboy

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    Possibly the single most innovative electronics company in the last 50 years. Sony. The one and only.
     
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    The Sony HAP-Z1ES has revolutionized how music is enjoyed at home. Don't take my word for it though; simply walk around any audio expo and see how many non-Sony rooms are using one with thier systems. Also look at how many similar products are now on the market.
     
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  10. SoNic67

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    Fanboy. Sony didn't do anything valuable since they co-op the CD standard with Philips. They created later the SACD (again with Philips) just to add revenue to their music records branch by fixing of the perceived weakness of copying the CD's. Now they are pushing DSD downloads. Clogging the internet with the DSD's noiseshaping and calling it a "revolution".
    Analog Devices, BurrBrown, TI, Wolfson, Akahashi Kansei did boatloads more for today's digital age.
     
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