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Sony to turn PS3 into state of the art audiophile player

December 7th, 2006 · No Comments

Sony will release a firmware upgrade for the on December 7 which will begin to transform the games console into a state of the art audio player. The firmware will add 88KHz and 176KHz sampling for CD in addition to 44.1KHz.
The update is just the start of a program of refinements which take advantage of the incredible processing power of the Cell processor at the heart of the PS3. A senior Japanese spokesman declared that the upgrade is the start of a paradigm shift in the world of audio video.
Unlike Sony’s debut player, the PS3 plays CDs and Super Audio CDs as standard, both in stereo and multichannel format. Sony’s aim is to transform its new games console into a radical alternative to traditional audiophile CD players.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Hi-fi · Trade · Video games

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