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VIA Intros New High-Def Sound Chip - VT1708

VIA have just launched a new high definition sound chip, likely to be found integrated on select motherboards for the most part. The new "VIA Vinyl™ VT1708 High Definition Audio Codec" uses four premium quality stereo DACs for 8-channel surround sound across a 24-bit/192KHz capable signal.

 

For all the details, have a read through the official announcement here. More information also available at the product page.

 



Taipei, Taiwan, 22 February 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA Vinyl VT1708 High Definition (HD) Audio Codec with premium quality and features for expanding PC audio requirements.

 

The HD Audio standard realizes the next step in fulfilling the needs of a new generation of PCs that are taking on increasingly complex communication and entertainment roles. To meet these growing requirements HD Audio technology enables support of the latest high definition audio content, and advanced features such as enhanced microphone support for clearer VOIP communication.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Logitech Z-5450 Digital 5.1 Speaker System for $289.99!

Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Immerse yourself in clutter-free, high-fidelity digital surround sound with Logitech´s THX-certified, 315-watt Z-5450 Digital 5.1 speaker system with digital hardware decoder and dual wireless rear speakers. Imagine playing your favorite shooting game with these...

 

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Three New Logitech Headphones for Portable Audio Devices

Logitech have just introduced three new headsets designed for use with portable MP3 players and the like.

 

Each headset differs substantially, with the "Logitech Wireless Headphones for MP3" obviously being a wireless solution which can be operated from distances of up to 30 feet away from the source, then there's the "Logitech Identity Headphones for MP3" which is based on a unique looking small and lightweight design. Finally, they've also released the "Logitech Curve Headphones for MP3" which are ideal for use in an active environment (such as the gym).

 

For all the details on the new headset lineup, check out the official announcement sourced over at Hardware Zone.

 


SINGAPORE -November 29, 2005- People now have a choice of high-quality wired or wireless stereo headphones for any portable music player. Today, Logitech added to its growing portfolio of mobile music products by introducing three new headphones designed for the fast-growing portable music player market: the Logitech Wireless Headphones for MP3, the Logitech Identity Headphones for MP3, and the Logitech Curve Headphones for MP3. Each product works with any iPod or MP3 player and has a unique feature set - so people can choose headphones to match their mobile music lifestyle.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Alstar Premium 27" Widescreen LCD HDTV w/ Speakers for $599!

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Offer: Brand new and nicely spec'd widescreen LCD television for you folks looking to dress up that 2nd bedroom or library! Featuring a 550 brightness, 600:1 contrast ratio, and even a DVI input, set up this television anywhere you want with it's included table stand or wall mount! Rebate purchase date expires tomorrow so hop to it if you want one. (expires 10/31/05)

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Creative TravelSound 200 Portable Speakers for $29.96!

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Offer: The compact, lightweight TravelSound 200 is an ideal palm-sized speaker system for your CD, MP3, or portable DVD player. Weighing a mere 10 ounces, the system stows away easily when traveling, allowing listeners to take their favorite music on the road while still packing a minimum of gear. The unit includes two built-in, high-precision titanium microdrivers that deliver crystal-clear audio playback with terrific accuracy. The system also includes a normalizer switch that ensures consistent audio levels for all media types to improve the listening experience.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Sony Surround Theater Speaker Set for Only $44.99!

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Offer: Great price on some quality surround speaker set for your home theater. It's a new low $44.99 with a flat $1.00 shipping and NO tax (unless you're in UT). They're a silver finish with silver grilles and have magnetically shielded. Check it out!

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Creative Inspire P7800 7.1 Speakers for $62.94!

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Offer: The Inspire P7800 has a staggering 90 watts of power, for unsurpassed gaming in 7.1 surround, and was designed with a more powerful center satellite to match the cinematic audio requirements of the latest games and movies. Just $62.94!

 

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ISPs should pay for music swapping

Yet another page has been tunred in the continuing saga of the RIAA against digital media. So what have they decided to do? Sue the ISPs!

 

"We will hold ISPs more accountable," said Hillary Rosen, chairman and CEO the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in her keynote speech at the Midem music conference on the French Riviera.

 

"Let's face it. They know there's a lot of demand for broadband simply because of the availability (of file-sharing)," Rosen said.

Maybe one day they'll get the clue that users are tired of buying albums for 1 or 2 good songs. I'm not saying pirating music is good. But I think they should focus on finding a way to take advantage of the transfer capabilities of the internet. CDs typically have about 12-15 songs and cost 15 bucks. So why not offer 1 song for $1? (Or less since there's no cost for media,transportation, etc...)

 

More information @ CNET

 

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Proper Speaker and Sound Setup Turtorial

Jay over at Hot Hardware has written up a tutorial which explains how to get the most from your current audio setup. Think your Klipsch's rock? Maybe you can get even more out of them by following some simple steps.

Whether you purchase the most expensive, or the cheapest set of speakers, position is the key for getting the most out of them. If this is done properly, any set of speakers can enhance the aural atmosphere and create a sense of space to movies, games and music. Most people who buy new speakers, usually just grab them out of the box, throw them on the table, plug them in and give them a test run. This is not a bad way to start off but there is a lot more you can do to produce better sound.
More information @ Hot Hardware

 

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