Tag: WAV

New SONY Turntable Turns Vinyl Into High Res WAV Files

Expected in May and at a price of around £450, SONY’s new PS-HX500 “audiophile” turntable will be the first to convert vinyl into high quality WAV files. The details were revealed at Bristol’s Sound & Vision 2016 confernece by SONY product manager Laura Bulander who described the turntable as, “a bit more high-end than the models that we used to do and different because it’s a high resolution audio turntable. We are able to rip analogue straight into a high resolution audio format. That is, WAV up to 24bit/192kHz. But that’s not all, the turntable also supports DSD (2.8MHz) and ... Read more

This Handy Tool Checks The REAL Quality Of Your Music Files

Music fanatics and DJs claiming to only (illegally) download music files in the highest quality possible can now put their money where their mouth is. Because the open source tool ‘Spek’ allows you to run a spectrum analysis on every music file type, to see the true quality of the file.  Let’s face it, most of our iTunes library consists of mp3s, as the they’re still considered to be the most convenient type of music file. But it’s also the lowest form of digital music, which sacrifices quality for size. For example WAV or FLAC (lossless audio) files benefits the listening experience much, much more. Still, whether the purists like it or ... Read more

Take the Audio Quality Quiz

If there’s one thing distinguishing digital DJs from DJs working with Vinyl or CD it is the sound quality. This is at least what many people will tell you. We have a quiz for you to tell how well you can hear differences in audio quality. For all of you who don’t know at all what I’m talking about. Here is a quick introduction to audio files and bitrates. There are two groups of audio files out there. Lossless audio and lossy audio. Lossless audio files are the files that are used as masters. They can be uncompressed or compressed, but their compression ... Read more