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Sharp's new MD player with Dolby Headphones

post #1 of 4
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Hey all,

Just thought I'd post the information here.

http://www.sharp.co.jp/products/mdst880/index.html

Sharp says the new Dolby Headphones chip used in the MD player was developed with Lake Technology. In this application it's meant to provide a more "frontal" imaging.

Using this function (3 modes with different "room size" and reverb) though, cuts the battery life in half.

Otherwise the player itself is like the existing MT77 in most aspects - including the 5+5mW @32ohm amp.

Edit - Here's what seems to be the extra chip in the player. Scroll down to "VZ chip custom VLSI licensees".

http://www.lake.com.au/products/dh/incorporatingdh.htm
post #2 of 4
yep, someone else posted this in the electronics forum...

great MD, if anything, this will be my next portable, if i need one. (of course, you could always record the lake computer plugin onto MD...)

Dolby headphone is definately the best vitualizer technology available. Its not quite as transparent as crossfeed, but i find the imaging to be much superior, way more "out of the head". It adds minimal noise and distortion, and actually improves the sound (unlike every other one i've heard)

with a true DSP creating the effect, it should be even better than computer plugins....
post #3 of 4
damn, i was hoping to get my hands on one of these chips for a diy amp.. but look how small that thing is!
post #4 of 4
sure looks good
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