If you want to take your music listening experience to the next level, drop by The Audio Garage in Fargo and ask about the latest high-resolution audio compatible source units and amplifiers we have available. Hi-res audio files will take your music to new levels of detail and fidelity, thanks to their improved noise performance, extended frequency response and high-quality mastering recording and mastering equipment. Read on to find out more about the hi-res compatible products we offer.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
Conventional CD-quality audio files contain audio information that extends to just over 22kHz and contains 2^16 (65,536) amplitude/volume levels. While the CD standard dramatically exceeds the detail and accuracy of compressed audio formats like MP3, WMA and AAC formats, many listeners have craved even better performance. High-resolution audio was first introduced in 1998 and 1999 with DAD and SACD disc formats. Modern digital high-resolution digital audio file formats include WAV, FLAC, DSD and ALAC with audio playback that extends to 96kHz with a resolution of 16.778 million possible amplitude levels, also known as 24-bit.
What does all this hi-res math and mumbo-jumbo mean? Thanks to the use of premium microphones, analog-to-digital converters, and state-of-the-art audio workstations, your favorite music can be captured with more accuracy and detailed and stored in a format with less inherent background noise. It’s quite simply closer to a live performance.
Kenwood High-Resolution Source Units
You can’t enjoy hi-res audio without a source unit that will decode these files. The new Kenwood eXcelon multimedia receivers will play WMA and FLAC formats recording at 192kHz sampling rates and 24-bit resolution. They will also play DSD file formats up to 11.2MHz, which is often referred to as Quad-rate DSD.
While including adequate processing power to decode these premium audio formats is a key part of the upgrades to the 2018 models of Kenwood receivers, the quality of the audio components in these source units has also increased dramatically. Higher quality capacitors and resistors are coupled with optimized audio signal paths in the eXcelon Reference Series DNX995S and DDS9905S for truly superb audio performance.
Premium Audio from Start to Finish
A truly premium audio experience requires that each component in the system and the very design of that system be optimized to recreate your music with accuracy and detail. From the amplifiers, speakers and source units we offer, to the way we install, configure and tune these systems, each step is chosen to ensure that your music will be as realistic, detailed and accurate as possible. Even the speaker wire and interconnect cables we choose are specifically designed to offer a reliable and noise-free listening experience.
Visit the Audio Garage Today!
If the sound system in your car, truck or SUV isn’t giving you goosebumps when your favorite song comes on, drop by The Audio Garage in Fargo and speak with a member of our team. We’ll happily work with you to understand your goals for your sound system and help you choose the right products to ensure that your listening experience rivals that of the best home audio or studio reference sound systems ever created. We can even upgrade your motorcycle audio system or boat stereo for dramatically improved performance. Feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail for more information about our hi-res solutions.