Friday, 01 December 2000
Lansonic™, a division of Digital Voice Systems, Inc. (DVSI), a leader
in the field of voice compression, has introduced the first unit in
what may be a brand-new product category. The DAS-750 Digital Audio
Server is a high-performance audio product that stores and plays music
files, decoding all the standard MP1/MP2/MP3 compression rates, ranging
from 32 kbps to 448 kbps (kilo bits per second), as well as
uncompressed WAV files. Depending on the configuration, the unit ranges
in price from $695 to $ 2,595.
Unlike a PC that emits high levels of hum, noise and heat, the DAS-750
is far better suited for storing and playing a wide range of music
files, since it employs 20-bit crystal A-to-D and D-to-A converters.
Analog output is measured at 96 dB SNR from 0-22 kHz, which is
considerably better than the typical computer soundcard. The DAS unit
also contains a programmable 40-bit Digital Signal Processor to ...