WAV Archive

Audio News for April 11, 2017

Hi-Res Streaming on Smartphones, PCs, and Tablets –  Qpbuz Sublime+ will offer hi-res streaming next month for about £300 annually. It will offer 24-bit hi-res streaming of 60,000 albums. Currently the highest Qobuz tier is Sublime, offering CD-quality 16/44.1 audio for £190 per year. If you want to purchase any hi-res album via downloading, there […]

Audio News for December 13, 2016

OPPO Releases “4K” Ultra-HD Blu-ray Disc Player – The new UDP-203, scheduled for release next month, will support UHD Blu-rays with four times the pixels of standard Blu-ray. The resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 will be accompanied by High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut. The enhanced resolution, refined contrast, greater brightness […]

Audio News for July 29, 2016

Finnish Composer Rautavaara Dies –  At age 87 the composer of many inspirational works passed away, and left this statement: “It is my belief that music is great if, at some moment, the listener catches ‘a glimpse of eternity through the window of time’… This, to my mind, is the only true justification for art. […]

Audio News for July 5, 2016

Panasonic Has a $699 UHD Blu-ray Deck – The DMP-UB900 has 60fps playback, HDR support, and can stream UDH content from Netflix and YouTube. Audio specs include hi-res playback of WAV, FLAC, DSD and ALAC files, digital tube-sound with up-sampling, isolated twin HDMI ports for audio and video, and 7.1 analog audio output. Samsung also […]

Audio News for May 31, 2016

Oppo Introduces Its First Speakers – The compact Sonica Wi-Fi speaker comes equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay capabilities, and there are compatible smartphones and tablet apps making it easy to manage multiple speakers on the same network. Drivers, amps and chassis have all been designed for a deep, pure and engaging sound that can […]

Audio News for May 27, 2016

Google Plans for New VR Hardware/Software – Google already has many virtual reality projects going: Google Cardboard, is now in the hands of ten million people. Google Jump is a part of a GoPro Odyssey rig with 16 HDR cameras set in a circular array allowing users to capture 360-degree sterereoscopic video. Jump Assembler is […]

Audio News for June 9, 2015

Naim Offers Tabletop Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Speaker; Walmart Tries to Improve CE Sales; Global Shipments of UHD TVs Quadruple; French Multiroom Audiophile Speakers Coming to U.S.

Audio News for March 27, 2015

Pioneer Expands Atmos and Adds HDCP 2.2; SOL Wireless Headphones; Astell & Kern Limited Edition Hi-Res Mobile Audio Player; ‘Deezer Elite’ Hi-Res Audio Streaming Now Global; The Rise of Hi-Res Digital Music

Audio News for December 12, 2014

You Can’t Receive UHD Movies from Netflix or Amazon on a Computer; Mobile Fidelity Wants More Fidelity on Releases; Meridian Audio’s MQA Technology Squeezes Higher Quality Out of Digital Music Files; Fiio X1 – an Inexpensive Hi-Res Mobile Player

Audio News for October 31, 2014

Ten Best Classical Music Comedies and Parodies; Complete Peabody Panel on the Uncertain Future of Classical Music; Sharp Introduces World’s First Wireless Hi-Res Audio Player; Possible Dangers of Wireless Radiation

Audio News for October 21, 2014

Sony’s New Digital Hi-Res Player Out Next Month; Huge Controversy Over Met’s Production of The Death of Klinghoffer; Sling & ViXS Collaborate on New Transcoder for TV Anywhere; CE Retail Sales Surge 6%

Audio News for October 10, 2014

New Marantz AVR Preamp Has Dolby Atmos Surround; Best Buy Adds Home-Automation Departments; Sinclair and Technicolor ATSC 3.0 UHD OTA Telecast; Pair of B&W Dada Baby Speakers Auctioned for $3,277

Audio News for March 28, 2014

Onkyo Adds HDMI 2.0 and “4K” Video to Multichannel Receivers; Increased Consumer Confidence; D-Link Has Wi-Fi Extender; Sharp Universal Player Transmits Hi-Res Audio and HD Video Wirelessly