Irvine, Calif. – Aftermarket autosound supplier Audison is bringing high-resolution audio (HRA) playback to the car with hideaway components that can be added to aftermarket and most OEM car audio systems.
The $649-suggested bit Play HD and $749 Play HD SSD are currently available through Audison dealers. They will be displayed during International CES at The Orleans Hotel, Esplanade Ballroom.
The add-ons store and play FLAC audio files up to 24-bit/96KHz as well as 16-bit/44.1 files and compressed-music files.
The bit Play HD SSD comes with an internal solid-state 240GB SSD 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 hard drive built to withstand vibration and shaking. The bit Play HD lacks internal hard drive so users can supply their own. Both models can be connected simultaneously to an internal drive and an external drive for additional capacity.
Consumers can use an iOS or Android app on a phone or tablet to control the devices via Wi-Fi. For head units equipped with a composite video or HDMI input, the devices can be connected to display their user interface in the dash and control. The devices can then be controlled from a supplied remote control.
The devices also play back full-HD video and are firmware-upgradable via USB.
An S/PDIF optical output is available to send 96/24 digital music to a processor or to an Audison amplifier with digital input
Supported audio formats are FLAC up to 96/24 resolution, AAC, MP3, OGG, and WAVE. Supported video formats are MPEG-1, -2, and -4 up to 1080p, AVI, ASF, BD-ISO, DVD-ISO, DivX 3/4/5, FLV, MKV, RM/RMVB, and Xvid SD/HD.
Video outputs include one NTSC/PAL composite video output and one HDMI video output with 1080p passthrough.
Two USB 2.0 ports on both products are available to connect an external hard drive or pen drive. One USB 2.0 port is available for updates and for a USB Wi-Fi Dongle.
Both models measure 9.8 by 3.85 by 1.61 inches.
Audison, based in Potenza Picena, Italy, is imported by Elettromedia-USA.