Become a member
Become a member
Continuer avec Google

or
Log in
Log in
Se connecter avec Google

or
NewsHot news

d-play, DSD player by AudioFEEL

Agrandir
Add this product to
  • Mon ancien matos
  • My current gear
  • Mon futur matos
AudioFEEL d-play
Images
1/1
AudioFEEL d-play

Other Hi-Fi Product from AudioFEEL .

Write a user review
Reviews
Price engine
Classified Ads
Forums

French manufacturer Audio Touch has launched a new project of an innovative DSD audio player, and created for that the AudioFEEL company.

AudioFEEL wishes to revive the DSD format and thus offer an alternate high quality solution to CD and MP3 formats (and more broadly to the PCM audio format).

The DSD (Direct Streaming Digital) technology is already known by SA-CD users. This audio digital format was created by Sony and Philips in the 90s for storing purposes and, according to AudioFEEL, this high frequency digital stream (made of 0 and 1) is very close to the original analog signal. Plus, this format is not limited like PCM. 

d-play, the standalone player designed by AudioFEEL, associates this DSD technology to SD card storing, for SD cards are more resistant than optical supports and can also include a Copyright protection system (CRPM for Content Protection for Recordable Media).

This standalone system also avoids all the issues caused by digital converting, and specifically USB audio interfaces that require a computer but can also have connection, stability and sync issues.

This DSD format is almost unused (except for a few SA-CDs, we hope this will change very soon), and AudioFEEL says that, in the meantime, conversion between PCM 24-bit / 192kHz and above and DSD formats will offer very acceptable results in terms of audio quality. They add that this DSD format requires less space than PCM, so storing to SD cards is also a very good solution.

The AudioFEEL d-play will support DSD64 (2.8MHz) and DSD128 (5.6MHz) formats. The unit will be equipped with RCA line outputs, a 1/4” headphone output with dedicated amp, level and mute controls and will ship with a remote control.

The project has been launched on Indiegogo for crowdfunding, with a price of 410€, the final pricing expected is between 550€ and 650€. If the project is funded (100 000€ are required), the d-play will start shipping in October, 2014. You can follow the evolution of the project at www.audiofeel.fr and the AudioFEEL Facebook page.

One last thing, when will d-play be portable?

 

 

Be the first to post a comment about this news item

    Vous souhaitez réagir à cette news ?

    Log in
    Become a member

    Viewers of this article also read...

    cookies

    We are using cookies!

    Yes, Audiofanzine is using cookies. Since the last thing that we want is disturbing your diet with too much fat or too much sugar, you'll be glad to learn that we made them ourselves with fresh, organic and fair ingredients, and with a perfect nutritional balance. What this means is that the data we store in them is used to enhance your use of our website as well as improve your user experience on our pages (learn more). To configure your cookie preferences, click here.

    We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

    Our cookies

    Cookies not subject to consent

    These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

    Website preferences

    We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

    Log in

    This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

    Analytics

    This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

    Advertising

    This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)

    We did not wait for a law to make us respect our members and visitors' privacy. The cookies that we use are only meant to improve your experience on our website.

    Our cookies

    Cookies not subject to consent

    These are cookies that guarantee the proper functioning of Audiofanzine and allow its optimization. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

    Website preferences

    We store your preferences so that you do not have to re-enter them every time your come back (forums options, dark or light theme, classifieds filter, standard or buzz news, newsletters popups...).

    Log in

    This one makes sure you don't have to re-enter your credentials every time you visit Audiofanzine.

    Analytics

    This data allows us to understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it.

    Advertising

    This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :)


    You can find more details on data protection in our privacy policy.