Press Release – Let Your Vinyl Sing with Sony’s New Premium Turntable

Uncompromising features for an exceptional High-Resolution Audio experience at home or on the move

  • Audiophile Turntable with High-Resolution Audio ripping capability for high quality music on the move
  • Outstanding sound quality through enhanced sound tuning and newly developed arm and plinth design
  • New and incredibly easy to use software to record and edit vinyl recordings

Sony PS-HX500 Turntable. Source: Sony Singapore

(SINGAPORE, 6 June 2016) – As the global resurgence in vinyl continues, Sony has announced a new premium turntable that enables vinyl owners to enjoy their favourite tracks in outstanding quality, even when on the move. In a world first, the Sony PS-HX500 allows you to convert your vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio quality digital files (equivalent to DSD quality) so that you can enjoy their unique sound wherever you may be.

High quality sound detail

Made for music lovers, every area of the PS-HX500 is designed to deliver the best possible sound quality and treat your vinyl with the respect it deserves. From a newly developed tone arm to the die-cast platter and the plinth itself; every component has been carefully considered to deliver a great musical performance.

The straight tone arm, designed with the stylus tip located in the central axis of the arm, ensures excellent stereo balance. The arm also features an integrated round head shell that minimises resonance, for pure sound reproduction. An anti-skating device is incorporated into the arm assembly, along with an arm cueing system. A moving magnet cartridge is supplied with tracking force and balance easily adjustable.

The PS-HX500 has an aluminium die-cast platter and is belt driven by a two speed motor. A high density 30mm acoustic plinth is featured, along with a newly designed, 5mm rubber mat and four insulator feet. A classical approach to turntable design, from years of past experience has produced a model which can satisfy the music enthusiast.

Vinyl becomes portable

Record enthusiasts can sometimes be faced with the prospect of inferior digital files of their analogue records for listening on the move. The PS-HX500 comes with a high quality DSD native converter, which gives the user the option to copy their favourite analogue tracks to a PC as a digital file, up to High-Resolution Audio quality. This allows the user to take their favourite music from their vinyl collection and play it on a compatible PC, mobile, portable music-player, or even in their car. The record player also comes with an integrated phono preamp, allowing direct connection to an external amplifier for high-fidelity home audio playback.

The PS-HX500 is the world’s first turntable to support Double-rate and Single-rate DSD (5.6MHz/1bit, 2.8MHz/1bit), a powerful audio format that will reproduce your music with both accuracy and natural musicality. Furthermore, the AD conversion process can offer a choice of file quality from WAV, to High-Resolution Audio with higher bit rate and sampling frequencies, through to double-rate DSD. Users can therefore not only enjoy their records wherever they go but also appreciate them in superior sound quality.

Easy recording and editing software

Using the PS-HX500 PC application software, a vinyl can easily be converted to High-Resolution Audio files on the user’s PC and edited in post-production.

The compatible software app is simply downloaded and after connecting the computer to the turntable, the recording process is quite simple. Tracks can later be edited, titled, cut, or combined together, allowing users to be truly creative with their music.

The PS-HX500 will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from July 2016.


Review (With 15% Discount Code) – Sudio Vasa Blå, A Classy Device for the Busy Professionals

For those audiophile out there, Sudio is certainly not a foreign brand. Their Sudio Vasa is one of their popular range of wired earphones. Now, this premium model is available in wireless version – Sudio VASA Blå.

If you have not heard the product, I hope my review will be a good research material. If you have already decided to buy the product, you can get the earphones from their online store  at SGD 165. Point to note, shipping to Singapore is free via DHL Express and it will take about 3 to 4 days to reach you. If you need it urgently, you can top up S$7.99 for express shipping and you will get it between 2 to 3 days.

All products shipped to Singapore will get a 20% tax rebate, so essentially it is 20% off the retail price listed on the online store.

If you need an additional 15% discount for your Sudio earphones, you can use the promo code: NEODIMENSION

Appearance

sudio Vasa Bla_1

Arrived in a beautiful white box. The visually appealing design of the package gives a premium impression on the level of details that Sudio has placed in delivering supreme audio experience to the users. Looking inside, it is extremely clean and organized with clear wordings on what are included in the package. No complicated compartment in the box and that makes it easy to store your device and accessories back into the box (maybe this is relevant to some of you). See below for what’s inside the box.

  • Sudio VASA Blå.
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • Leather case
  • Rose Gold-coated cable clip
  • 4 different size of earphone cushions (excluding the one on the earphones)
  • Owner’s manual/Guarantee card/Quick start

sudio Vasa Bla_2

Unable to hide my excitement, let’s take a closer look on the product. The wire connecting the ear speakers are toughened with flat thin rubber instead of the conventional rounded coated insulating wires. I suspect such design is to make it easier for the carbon clip to better secure the wire on the cloth. In addition, I feel that the length of the wire is shorter than the other Bluetooth earpieces i.e. measured approx. 52 cm.

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Battery attached on the wire

Similar to the Sudio VASA (non-wireless version), the VASA Blå is elegantly designed with Rose gold wrapped around the ear speakers.

3-buttons control
3-buttons control

On the wire, you’ll find a sweat-proof 3-button control that also serves as a microphone and a battery on the other end of the wire that is able to last for 8 hours of continuous-play.

Experience

Getting started is extremely easy. Hold the middle button on the control until the red light blinking (approx. 7 seconds). The device is now on pairing mode. Next, locate “Sudio VASA BLA” on your phone and connect. Ta-Da! You are done!

Weighting only 14g. This device is extremely light to carry around. However, what really surprise me is the weight distribution of the product. The perfect balance between the left and right makes it hassle-free when you wear it over your neck and shoulder. Although a clip is bundled for the user to secure the wire, it is really not needed. Nonetheless, the rose gold clip is indeed a pretty accessory to bring it out.

The high battery capacity of 8-hours continuous playback is a huge plus point. It is not often to find a light wireless earpiece like Sudio VASA Blå in the market that, at the same time, offers long hours of usage.

Note: I have not done a single charging on this device since unboxing but I have been bringing it out for a 20 min run daily for the past 1.5 week and it is still functioning.

Audio

Personally, I think the bass and treble are pretty balanced. As objective as I want to, I source for reviews all over the internet and the conclusion I could gather from there – People just like the bass! Likely, it is due to its powerful 10.2 mm driver. Nonetheless, audio is always subjective and it differs from person to person. To eliminate any potential biases, l will rather focus on the call quality.

As a freelancer, I am always on the move and often, I speak to clients over my mobile phone. As such, I would need to be contacted almost 24/7. I even bring my phone when I am out for a run. A good wireless earpiece that offers good call quality is very important to me. To do a proper test, I use the Sudio VASA Blå during a 30-min conference call and I must say that there isn’t much distortion and the voice is clear. The entire conference was done over Blackberry’s BBM via a home Wi-Fi network.

Sudio Vasa Bla and BlackBerry Classic
Sudio Vasa Bla and Blackberry Classic

Verdict

A perfect blend between fashion and technology. The VASA Blå is designed for the busy professionals. Lightweight and elegantly-designed but do not be deceived by the look, the device is also constructed with powerful audio technology for greater music experience. Entertainment aside, this product still delivers commercial-grade call quality for the busy professionals who need to be on-the-call anytime of the day.

 

Event – Bang & Olufsen Relaunches Grand Hyatt Showroom

The Relaunch of Bang & Olufen’s Showroom at Grand Hyatt has all the reasons in the world to get people excited. Furthermore, the brand also took advantage of this opportunity to introduce new products to Singapore market.

B&O PLAY A1

B&O PLAY announced the smallest and most adventurous member in its family of portable Bluetooth speakers, B&O PLAY A1. Designed for life on the go, the B&O PLAY A1 combines beautiful Danish design by award-winning Cecilie Manz, signature sound by Bang & Olufsen, a speakerphone for taking calls out loud and up to 24 hours of battery life that keeps the music playing long after most competitors have gone silent.

The new B&O PLAY A1 is the smallest Bluetooth speaker to date from B&O PLAY. Designed for life on the go by award-winning designer Cecilie Manz it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and packs a punch well beyond its size.

The B&O PLAY A1 uses a unique dedicated DSP algorithm with advanced high slope filtering, B&O PLAY A1 is able to create a spacious 360-degree soundscape. This provides listeners with the same beautiful sound experience wherever they are located. Despite its compact footprint, measuring just 133mm x 48mm (5.2″ x 1.9″) with a weight of only 600g (1.3 pounds), the speaker’s fully active, two-way design using an aluminium cone mid woofer, a silk dome ¾” tweeter and advanced DSP filtering will wow you with crisp, loud and clear audio. With the aluminium Cone Mid-Woofer using a powerful neodymium magnetic system and high peak power amps, the B&O PLAY A1 delivers a full range deep bass to as low as 40hz and enough stamina to keep the music playing for hours on end.

B&O PLAY A1 launches in Moss Green and Natural at suggested retail price of S$399. Both colours will be available at Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt Showroom 10-12 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, #01-05 Singapore 228211 from 9th May 2016.

BeoSound 35

BeoSound 35 is the new all-in-one system from Bang & Olufsen that offers an excellent and well-balanced sound profile designed to fill the entire room with a wide staged sound. It features an intuitive interface, distinct Bang & Olufsen design, several placement options, easy connectivity with mobile devices and integrated access to music streaming services.

BeoSound 35 works as an independent music system with integrated access to TuneIn radio stations, Spotify and Deezer or whatever drive you have for your music collection.

BeoSound 35 features an intuitive, touch sensitive edge with essential function buttons found directly under the elegant OLED display. In fact, you do not have to be able to see the display when managing the BeoSound 35. The music system can be operated through your BeoRemote One or the BeoMusic App and will integrate seamlessly as part of a BeoLink Multiroom system in your home. BeoSound 35 also works with AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA based devices.

BeoSound 35 is retailing at SGD 4,350, additional placement options are priced from SGD 150 onwards.

Available in Bang & Olufsen Grand Hyatt Showroom from April 2016.

 

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Press Release – LeEco Leads “Negative Profit for Hardware” Era with Cross-category Launch of CDLA Superphones, TV, EV and VR

le(April 21, 2016, Beijing) On April 20, LeEco held a grand cross-category product launch event at LeSports Center in Beijing, attended by 2,600 journalists and nearly 8,000 LeFans from around the world, where it launched unprecedentedly four new devices across four industries, including Le 2 Superphones, Super TV, Le VR and self-driving Super EV. The four devices belong to four industries yet have the same brain, the same nerve center and the same bloodline and share the same ecosystem.

LeEco holds a vision of an all-compassing ecotopia empowered by constant cross-industry synergistic integrations and shared with users and partners, according to Mr. Jia, LeEco founder and CEO of LeEco at the event. “Launching four smart device products across four industries at the same time is something that no other company in the world has ever tried,” he said. “This looks like a crazy thing to do, but it is actually part of our mission to build an ecosystem world. The world we envision and are moving towards is an all-encompassing world in which our users and partners are empowered to do self-enriching things passionately. Through ecosystem economy and innovation, LeEco is ushering in the exciting ecosystem technology or ET era.”

Le 2 is the world’s first flagship phone to support the LeEco-initiated Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) standard which is accredited by the Chinese Musicians Association and takes the music industry into the continual digital lossless audio era, representing the second offensive against iPhone.

The introduction of     the CDLA     standard is set     to start a     technology-driven ecosystem-empowered revolution in the music industry. In the past, it often took several years or even decades for a new technology or material to be commercially applied and made widely available due to barriers between industries and the resistance from the vested interests. This pattern has been broken by LeEco’s vertical integration model which crosses the boundaries of innovation and takes down industry barriers to introduce and apply the latest technologies quickly. LeEco plans to promote the new standard in the industry and make the stunning audio experience available to more users.

That is one small step for LeEco, but one giant leap for the music industry. The triple industry revolution triggered by the introduction of the new technology provides eloquent testimony to the power of LeEco’s vertically integrated open closed-loop model. Leading Chinese musician Wang Feng announced that his audio equipment start-up Fiil will adopt the standard and release LeEco customized Type-C headphones.

“The introduction of the CDLA standard is an epoch-making event for the digital lossless audio experience,” said Liu Yuan, Vice President of Chinese Musicians Association. “We are glad to accredit it and hope that there will be more highly influential figures like Mr. Wang Feng and Mr. Jia Yueting to make bold audio innovations and attempts and bring even finer audio experiences to people.”

The Le 2 series is available in three variants: Le 2, Le 2Pro and Le Max2. While continuing the first generation’s popular features such as boltless exterior design, bezeless display, Type-C, and metal unibody, the second-generation series is thinner with guaranteed performance and a longer battery life and even more aesthetically appealing in every detail and as a whole. In particular, it radically does away with the 3.5mm earphone jack to provide users with the revolutionary Type-C digital lossless audio experience, breaking a paradigm that has been unchanged in the earphone industry for three decades and ushering the music phone industry into the CDLA era.

The flagship Le 2Pro, treated with a three-level anodic oxidation process for the first time in the industry, gets a new refresh with new bezeless ID 3.0 screen in infinite design to provide a

completely immersive visual experience. The three-level anodic oxidation process is the result of ten months of intensive R&D efforts with a total investment of more than RMB 20 million, including personnel, material and equipment costs. The top-of-the-line Le Max2 continues Le Max’s symmetrical design in the unique “dopamine red” created by applying color psychology insights to be emotionally appealing and pleasing to the eye. The power and volume buttons are also ingeniously designed and masterly crafted. Le Max2 is also among the world’s first smartphones to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and the world’s first commercially available metal-body phone to offer the ultrasonic fingerprint scanning feature.

The Le 2 Superphones are still offered at a negative profit for hardware as LeEco continues to promote the hardware freebie model in a bid to advocate an all-new ecosystem consumption pattern and usher the industry into the ecosystem era. A total of 1 million units of the Le 2 series will officially become available at 10:00 a.m. on April 26, with Le 2 debuting on LeMall.com and JD.com, Le 2Pro on LeMall.com and Tmall.com, and Le Max 2 on LeMall.com, JD.com and Tmall.com. Le 2 is priced at RMB 1099, Le 2Pro at 1499 and Le Max2 at 2099.

During the launch event, LeEco also unveiled its fourth-generation Super TV lineup – Super 4

X50 Pro (RMB 2,999), Super 4 X50 (RMB 2,499) and Super 4 X50 CSL Edition (RMB 2,699). All the three products are offered at prices below their mass production cost prices with subsidy from the larger LeEco ecosystem to lead the TV industry to the “negative profit for hardware” era. Jia Yueting said that Le Super TV is a true ecosystem TV, with products in each generation setting new benchmarks in specifications and performance and delivering satisfying experience and meeting operation needs in the whole lifecycle. With “super technology, comprehensive ecosystem and disrupting prices”, Super 4 X50 Pro, Super 4 X50 and Super 4 X50 CSL Edition will go on sale on LeMall.com and LePar stores on April 26.

The greatest highlight of the launch event was LeSEE’s first self-driving concept car.

LeSEE co-founder and global vice president Ding Lei gave an introduction to the LeSEE concept car which has an immediate “Internet feel”, with a super-cool ultra-size LED display on the front to display vehicle status. Positioned as an intelligent Internet car, it can drive and learn autonomously with extensive novel functions including face recognition, emotion recognition, environment recognition and road recognition and has received 804 patents worldwide. LeEco has applied for over 10,000 patents worldwide which span nine areas including phone, TV, car, EUI, VR and cloud, demonstrating the power of innovation based on ecosystem synergy.

During the event, Jia Yueting and Ding Lei demonstrated the self-driving function of the LeSEE concept car, using a Superphone to control the car remotely, with its state-of-the-art intelligent connectivity package being highly praised by the audience including VIP guests such as Liu Yonghao, chairman of New Hope Group. Liu Yonghao expressed on site his intent to become the first LeSEE owner in the world. Ding Lei disclosed that the ecosystem-empowered intelligent Internet car will be showcased at Auto China 2016 to be held five days later.

In addition, LeEco also released its latest EUI 5.8 OS which achieves historically nine-camera live video streaming, representing a giant step forward from the 3-camera live video streaming introduced at last year’s 4/14 launch event. Speaking of the 3-camera live streaming, Jia Yueting said then that it would be difficult for Apple to introduce a similar thing even within two years. “Many of our innovations bred within the LeEco ecosystem, as represented by 9-camera live streaming, multi-desktop, voice control and intelligent mobility, are unprecedented in the industry,” said Jia Yueting. “However, it’s not our intent to always go alone on the path of innovation, but we also look forward to communicating with the industry for common development. But LeEco’s model has been often misunderstood and even sneered as doing only model innovations rather than technological and product innovations. The fact is that technological innovation is an integral part of our ecosystem innovations. We look beyond competing on specific points but aim to lead the entire industry comprehensively and give utterance to our voices. Today, I throw down the gauntlet, offering as gifts a whole lineup of our top-of-the-line products, including LeSEE Super EV, to any company in the industry to deliver 9-camera live streaming or similar experience and productize and commercialize it within one year.”

The 4/20 “Ecosystem without Borders” launch event set a number of records. It achieved for the first time global VR live streaming, making it possible for over 1,000 journalists and countless LeFans, including those from North America, India and Hong Kong, to witness the event in a lifelike setting in real time. At the event, LeEco’s new VR product designed to work perfectly with Superphones also made its debut, providing a fascinating immersive experience to users.

The event was not only the world’s first VR-enabled but also the world’s first interactive live-cast launch event, introducing the all-new “live lottery” launch event model. The 4/20 launch event was broadcast live on nearly 100 online video sites and became the world’s first product launch to be live-streamed on Facebook which is one of the cloud sharing distribution channels of LeEco, setting a new record.

About LeEco:

LeEco, formerly known as Letv, is a global pioneering internet and technology company with multiple internet ecosystems across content, devices, applications and platforms. Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting and Liu Hong, LeEco employs more than 10,000 people and is the world’s first video company to go public with a market capitalization of more than $12 billion USD. Headquartered in Beijing, China, it has regional headquarters in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

With disruptive innovation as the guiding principle, LeEco is engaged in myriad businesses, spanning Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and connected super-electric cars. The company also has one of the world’s largest content libraries which includes movies, TV dramas, entertainment shows, sports and music, which can be viewed on LeEco devices like Superphones and Super TVs. Breaking the barriers of industries, LeEco provides personalized products and services for an enhanced user experience at disruptive prices.

(Video) Sony Unveils its Latest Products at CES 2016

New Products Enrich Users’ Lives in Every Setting, from the Living Room to the Great Outdoors


(SINGAPORE, 6 January 2015) – Sony Corporation will unveil its new lineup of products slated for release in 2016, at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held from Wednesday, January 6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the Sony press conference held on Tuesday, January 5 (local time), Sony Corporation President and CEO Kazuo Hirai stated, “From the choices we’re making to be differentiated and unique, to the curiosity that drives our passion to face challenges, to our commitment as enablers of creativity, it is clear that the philosophical and strategic pillars are in place to continue to build a stronger, better, more profitable Sony. Providing kando continues to be the core focus and goal of our business.”

Sony Electronics (SEL) President and COO Michael Fasulo then took the stage to introduce some of Sony’s upcoming products to be released within the year, across a wide range of categories. Sony’s 4K BRAVIA™ TVs heavily emphasise picture quality and look, and they bring next-generation level visual experiences right into your living room. Sony’s ever expanding range of audio products offers you different ways to enjoy music to fit your unique tastes, from High-Resolution Audio (“Hi-Res”) to extra bass. Its line of digital imaging products enables you to capture easy-to-miss moments in the great outdoors and preserve memories of life’s most important events in stunning true-to-life detail. And finally, products in the Life Space UX series blend right into physical living spaces and redefine how entertainment is experienced. Sony will be bringing forth new products in each of these categories throughout the course of the year.

Below is Product Highlights and Press Release

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Product Category Model Product Highlights Availability
Home Entertainment SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7 Portable Wireless Speakers Offering you more options for a dynamic sound listening experience, whenever and wherever you want, the SRS-ZR5 & SRS-ZR7 portable wireless speakers feature a built-in HDMI® (ARC) connection that connects the speaker to any television – allowing you to to enhance the sound quality of virtually any TV. Both speakers further support Google Cast™, Spotify Connect, and Multi-Room capability via Sony SongPal link. July 2016
BDP-S6700 The new BDP-S6700 Blu-ray player features technology that automatically upscales HD video content to near 4K quality for enhanced viewing enjoyment. Connect it to your other Sony products via SongPal and enjoy steaming music services, CDs, and other and other music sources for Wireless Multi-Room listening. May 2016
HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 Sound Bars Both the HT-NT5 & HT-CT790 2.1 channel sound bars support 4K and High Dynamic Range content from major studios via HDCP 2.2, Google Cast™ and Spotify Connect; and Multi-room capability via the SongPal app – delivering immersive surround sound experience like never before. May 2016
BRAVIA™ X93D, X85D One of the main takeaways from CES 2016 is Sony’s new 4K HDR TV lineup. The BRAVIA™ X93D features Sony’s new Slim Backlight Drive™ technology with a new grid-array backlighting structure. It’s slim design also allows it to sit close to the wall, leaving behind nothing but the picture itself.

Like the X93D, the BRAVIA™ X85D uses 4K X-Reality™ PRO to produce stunning detail for any content. It is also HDR compatible to receive and process the new video standard signal with higher brightness, higher contrast and more vibrant colors.

TBC
W75D, W65D, W60D The latest BRAVIA™ LCD television series, W75D, W65D, and W60D are designed with sleek lines and an elegant slim display to complement your home interior. They incorporate Clear Phase audio technology which analyses and compensates for inaccuracies in the built-in loud speaker’s response, resulting in pure, natural audio with smooth, even reproduction of all frequencies. TBC

Press Release: #CallofDuty Asia Championship Begins Today with Prize Pool of Over USD23,000

Top teams from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia to represent their region at the 2016 Taipei Game Show

Singapore, 29th December, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia and ESL are proud to announce the Call of Duty Asia Championship! Call of Duty fans from all over the Asia-Pacific, brace yourselves for an explosive start to the New Year. During the first half of January, online competitions for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia will take place and four teams from these regions will secure their spots in the Call of Duty Asia Championship Final, to be held in Taiwan, at the 2016 Taipei Game Show.

The Call of Duty Asia Championship will be featuring the latest Call of Duty game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, and will be played on the PlayStation platform.

On January 9th and 10th 2016, online qualifiers will be held for players from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South East Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines). The top placers from each qualifier will earn the right to represent their region and compete with other regions at the main stage of PlayStation booth at 2016 Taipei Game Show on February 1st 2016.

Regional Prizes for Singapore

<Regional Champion Team>

Free air tickets and hotel accommodations for participating “Call of Duty Asia Championship Final” in Taiwan

<MVP Prize>

“Call of Duty®: Black Ops III” Limited Edition PlayStation®4 Bundle (1TB) & JUGGERNOG mini refrigerator

Total Prize Pool

<Total prize pool: USD 23,000>

(Regional Champions: USD2,000, Asia Final Champion: USD6,000)

The recruitment period starts today and ends on January 8th 2016.

Please go to http://www.esl.gg/codasiachamp
to find out the requirements and sign up for the competition!

*Please note that the information listed in this Press Release is subject to change without prior notice.

Other Information:

Website:     http://asia.playstation.com

PlayStation®Authorised Dealers: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/wheretoshop

Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia
Customer Service Centre: http://asia.playstation.com/sg/en/support/contactus#customerSe rvice


Press Release: MTV’s MTV TRAX APP PARTNERS DIGI IN MALAYSIA

Source: MTVTRAX

MTV announced the launch of its new mobile service, MTV Trax in Malaysia.

MTV Trax is the most up-to-date, easy-to-use and instantly accessible mobile music service available anywhere today, offering music fans – with too much choice and too little time – a one-touch access via their smartphones to the hottest, hand-picked music from their favourite artists. Available to smartphone users in Malaysia, music playlists on MTV Trax reflect many of MTV’s music programme playlists on the channel.

“In this age of easy access to music and audience’s shorter attention spans, fans place a high value on curated content from credible, trusted music experts. Delivering high quality products and experiences is key to winning over our audience as we continue to engage them,” said Paras Sharma, Vice President of MTV & Digital Media, Viacom International Media Networks Asia. “The expertise of MTV coupled with MusicQubed’s easy-to-use technology makes MTV Trax the perfect option for fans and Digi customers in Malaysia. Imagine a selection of 100 new tracks each week, delivered directly to users’ smartphones…We’re putting music that matters in their pockets.”

Powered by the MusicQubed platform, MTV Trax is refreshed overnight while users sleep, so they simply wake up to new music. Music fans can enjoy unlimited play, listen offline from any location, ‘heart’ favourite tracks to create their own playlists and share what they are listening to on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. “MusicQubed delivers premium music playlists to people who want to listen to popular music whenever and wherever they choose. Flexibility is key and so a convenient and simple mobile service, packed with the music you love, holds mass appeal,” said Chris Gorman OBE, Chief Executive, MusicQubed.

Anyone with an account at Digi Shelf, or Apple, Windows App or Google Play stores can download the MTV Trax app free-of-charge by searching for ‘MTV Trax or by visitingwww.mtvtrax.com/my. App users then sign up via Facebook or Gmail to enjoy a two-week free trial, where they will have full access to the playlists.

After the free trial, users may continue the full service by taking up the ‘Premium’ monthly subscription of US$2.99 (iOS)/ US$1.70 (Android/Windows) or access 60 tracks per month on shuffle play for free on ‘Lite’ mode. Additionally, Digi subscribers who have activated Digi Music Freedom can download the app’s content at no internet charge.

Sony Electronics Introduces New 4K Home Theatre Projector, the VPL-VW5000ES


ASIA PACIFIC, 8 December 2015Sony Electronics today announced the introduction of the VPLW5000ES, a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRDTM laser light source projector. Sony’s new reference-quality unit is designed specifically for home cinema use that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides 5,000 lumens of brightness, is compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 color gamut, and covers the full DCI colour space.

The below video shows the features and benefits of VPL-VW5000ES

https://youtu.be/iP8LNNYFDIU

The VPL-VW5000ES is available for pre-order now and will be available in first quarter of 2016.

The full press release:

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Sony Launched Hi-Res Compact Audio System – CAS-1

CAS-1

(SINGAPORE, 27 October 2015) – Sony introduces the CAS-1, a compact audio system that aims to deliver the ultimate sound quality. It features dual-amplifiers that are tailored towards the distinct amplification requirements of speakers and headphones, thus providing the ideal sound performance regardless of output system. Thanks to Sony audio technologies, every subtle note fills your environment with rich detail and striking clarity, even at low volumes, whilst allowing you to experience immersive High-Resolution Audio. Advanced connectivity features allow you to stream high quality audio from your own device via Bluetooth® and NFC™ wirelessly, as well as via USB.

Designed for performance

The design for CAS-1 is inherited from Sony’s line of high-end ES series, and is focused on creating an ideal acoustic field on your desktop. The system is made up of three components – a main unit and two separate speakers to enhance sound. Delivering your music collection in beyond CD quality, the system supports Hi-Res Audio in both DSD and PCM formats, including FLAC, WAV or AIFF files of up to 24bit/192kHz quality. The unique Sony DSEE HX™ technology is used to upscale compressed audio files, such as MP3, to near Hi-Res Audio quality, thus bringing back a rich and full-bodied sound.

The CAS-1 features two independent dedicated amplifiers, each of which is tailored towards the specific requirements of speakers or headphones. The integration of Sony’s S-Master HX™ Hi-Res     Audio amplifier for the speakers further enhances music by reducing distortion and noise. Pulse Height volume will not sacrifice any data to control volume resulting in a crystal clear, crisp sound at any volume level. The headphone amplifier which is featured in other award-winning Hi-Res Audio models, including Sony’s high performance DAC from PHA-2 contributes to realize hi-res audio quality with headphones. These components allow the CAS-1 to produce a balanced, powerful and precise sound.

Tailor your sound experience

Enjoy your music the way you want to with the choice of audio output. You will be amazed if you choose to enjoy your favourite tunes with the two supplied speakers. Featuring a Hi-Res Audio compatible 14mm soft dome tweeter as well as a highly-rigid 62mm woofer that is supported by a bass reflex port, each speaker beautifully recreates a wide range of frequencies while suppressing noise and distortion – even when listening at close range. The brass spikes and speaker bases included allow you to add final touches to your ideal near-field Hi-Res Audio listening adventure. The model was also designed to allow the highest quality of listening experience with headphones.


Connection options are aplenty. Wirelessly connect your smartphone via Sony’s SongPal™ app to the CAS-1 and stream your music with detail and clarity using LDAC™, which is supported by Bluetooth®. Two USB (USB-A and USB-B) ports are also available for playback of Hi-Res Audio formats.

The CAS-1 compact audio system will be available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from November 2015 onwards, at a recommended retail price of S$1,399.

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Specification Sheet

CAS-1
Description Compact audio system
Colour

 

Main unit: Black

Speaker: Brown Wood Grain

Dimensions (WxHxD) Main Unit: 55x178x120 mm

Speaker: 95x178x172 mm

Weight Main Unit: 1.3kg

Speaker: 1.5kg

Connectivity Supports Bluetooth® (SBC, AAC, LDAC) and NFC™
File compatibility USB A – DSD, WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, MP3, AAC, WMA

USB B – DSD, PCM

Port type USB A (front)

USB B (rear)

Headphone output Stereo mini-jack
Accessories Remote control, batteries, AC power adapter, AC power cord, two speaker cables, USB cable, stand, speaker base and spike