Panasonic has launched the PMX802, a brand new all-in-one hi-fi system with streaming smarts.
The PMX802 is designed to suit simply on a bookshelf and consists of conventional playback choices comparable to a CD participant and DAB+ radio.
As a part of the system, you get a pair of 3-way audio system that includes picket cupboards and silk dome tweeters. They’re powered by the primary unit’s JENO amplifier (Jitter Elimination, Noise-Shaper Optimization Engine) designed by Technics.
If you wish to use the PMX802 together with your TV, it has optical and AUX inputs with an auto-play perform to robotically begin enjoying when the TV is switched on.
The system’s most distinguishing characteristic is its skill to stream hi-res audio utilizing Chromecast, with assist for companies comparable to Tidal and Deezer courtesy of Airable. There’s additionally the choice to play digital recordsdata from an exterior drive through the front-mounted USB socket, together with FLAC recordsdata as much as 24-bit/192kHz.
Panasonic has additionally included a ‘CD Excessive-Res Re-Grasp’ perform that it claims will assist enhance CD playback high quality and the same ‘remastering’ course of that is utilized to decrease high quality digital recordsdata.
The PMX802 is available in silver or black, costing £549, with a launch date but to be confirmed.
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