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Hi-res audio stereo system and speaker

By Yoriko Takahashi

Sony is going to release high-resolution audio stereo system MAP-S1 for about ¥65,000 on April 19. New speaker SS-HW1 which is designed to be used with MAP-S1 will be released for about ¥56,000 on the same day.

The audio stereo system MAP-S1 is able to play high-resolution audio including DSD audio (2.8MHz). It is compatible with DLNA and AirPlay, and it has Wi-Fi built-in.

It features the digital amp "S-Master HX" optimized for high-resolution audio and the technology "DSEE HX" to upscale compressed sound source and expand CD sounds up to 192kHz/24bit equivalent for high-resolution quality. It is able to upscale the compressed sound saved in a PC or USB memory, or audio from radio, or sound in a mobile device connected via Bluetooth network. It can play DND, linear PCM (WAC, AIFF), MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, and ATRAC formats.

Size: 251x290x115mm Weight: 5.6kg Color: black, silver

The speaker SS-HW1 is a high-resolution speaker with a 130mm cone woofer, a 25mm soft dome tweeter, and 2 19mm soft dome super tweeters. Placing super tweeters at the front and top allows it to spread the high-quality sound in a big area.

Size: 172x273x309mm Weight: 5.1kg

Source: AkihabaraNews

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All that alphabet soup and no turntable?!?!

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I have a good collection of FLAC files which I play for some serious music listening. I use the Soundflower app so I can change the frequency and also 5.1 surround sound with another app so I can get the sound out of all the speakers.

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Your dog is going to love this.

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I hope it comes with a free two day teck guy to help you understand how to work it!!

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I don't understand how "high-resolution" applies to sound. It's basically a term applied to video or photography.

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