Wednesday, 26 July 2000
DVD Audio takes another leap forward as Technics has just announced the release of the first DVD-Audio/Video player, the DVD-A10. Using a sampling frequency of 192kHz for two-channel playback, the DVD-Audio player has a frequency response of 96kHz. Refined by Matsushita, the new Digital-to-Analog converter, based on Technics’ MASH technology in the DVD-A10 allows the player to achieve 24-bit quantization. This DAC is combined with a Digital Re-Master Processing circuit that dithers the audio signal to increase the frequency response and dynamic range of conventional CDs.