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Sony gives you more ways to enjoy High-Resolution Audio

Press release   •   Jan 07, 2014 02:00 CET

Now there are more ways to enjoy music as the artist originally intended. With a newly-expanded High-Resolution Audio line-up for 2014 and expanding catalogue of High-Resolution music, Sony brings you closer to the true experience of actually being in the studio or concert hall. Whether you’re relaxing on the move or at home, High-Resolution Audio from Sony takes your listening experience to the next level. A 192KHz/24bit High-Resolution Audio file contains around six times more audio information than that recorded on a standard CD. A new flagship Walkman® model and a beautifully-styled Wireless Speaker System are joined by three all-in-one Blu-ray Disc™ Home Cinema Systems.

Converting live music or other analogue sounds to digital formats like CD and MP3 results in much of the original audio getting irreversibly lost. High-Resolution Audio retains far more detail during the analogue-to-digital conversion process for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience.

NWZ-ZX1 Walkman
Enjoy High-Resolution Audio while you’re out and about with the Walkman® ZX1. Every single part, material, and feature of the ZX1 has been crafted by Sony engineers to realise the ultimate High-Resolution Audio experience on the move.

Sony’s S-Master HX™

The premium 2.1 channel speaker system delivers powerful, full-range audio with rich, precise bass from the bi-amped subwoofer and dual passive radiators. No less than seven drive units include top and front-mounted Super Tweeters for sparkling highs. They’re fuelled by eight channels of S-Master HX Audio Amplifier power, totalling 154W RMS – plenty to let you turn up the volume for clear, undistorted highs and punching lows.

Sony’s advanced Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX)

Advanced DSP technologies bring voices, instruments and effects to life with unprecedented detail. For the first time, Digital Music Arena captures the authentic sound of one of Britain’s most famous entertainment landmarks. Using advanced analysis techniques, Sony engineers painstakingly measured the distinctive audio fingerprint of the O2 London Arena. This unique signature is recreated by your home cinema system, transporting you to the best seats right at the front of the stage.

Watch video: capturing the sound of London’s O2 Arena

Unique to Sony, Magnetic Fluid Speaker technology faithfully reproduces the finest details of every soundtrack, from whispered dialogue to seat-shaking explosions.

Stream sounds from your home network or a connected USB drive; or play music wirelessly from your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet with one-touch listening. You can see exactly what’s on the screen of your mobile device, mirrored super-size on your TV with new One-touch mirroring.

Even more music: High-Resolution Audio catalogue grows
There’s an expanding catalogue of High-Resolution music from a huge range of artists and labels, spanning every contemporary and classical genre. Sony also offers its own online ‘gateway’ at where music lovers can browse and download an expanding choice of High-Resolution recordings.

The new range High-Resolution Audio products from Sony are on sale in Europe from March 2014.