Reference exhibition of Sony of new VAIO MX in Net MD student concert
New VAIO MX is a succession machine of the VAIO MX series by which the drive for Net MD and FM tuner are installed. "Server which can accumulate the music contents", "Contents can be enjoyed by the high pitched sound quality", and "Become the hub of the music contents exchange of the multi format" are said the concept in compliance with the demand from the user the design.
[It] differs from the model so far, and [it] records/MD can be reproduced only at time with the power supply of PC. It is said that the recording from CD to MD was sped up by 15 times compared with the case encoded with MD to forward it after [it] (*ripping*)s by way of IDE, and [it] encodes with CPU. Moreover, [it] provides with the CD data base in about 80,000 titles in HDD, and [it] corresponds to the acquisition of CD information CD-TEXT, CD-EXTRA, and by way of Internet besides information on the name of a song etc. is collected.
A built-in amplifier was changed from a past digital amplifier to an analog amplifier of 20W+20W. It is assumed that the reason for an analog amplifier is that the sound was good according to this company since [it] variously hears and [it] compares it. It is said that a built-in amplifier will be adopted for car audio. The tuner with built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder TV card is installed as well as the conventional model.
To achieve the high pitched sound quality, sound card "Sony Digital Audio System" of the new design was installed. It is said that [it] has the function to differ from the sound card for usual PC always (*mikishing*)ed, and to connect only a necessary device directly, and the high pitched sound quality was achieved.
Newly, the parametric equalizer of six straps was installed. The user besides four (*puriset*) of ROCK and POPS, CLASSIC, and JAZZ can arbitrarily change a frequency and changeable width. Going mad of the phase is said the minimum besides being able to process it without putting the load on CPU by installing of special 20bit DSP can suppression.
Reverberation function "AirSampler" by CPU processing is installed. The reverberation space characteristic sampled in all parts of the world such as the concert halls of the real existence of Amsterdam is collected with eight-kind (*puriset*). Moreover, [it] has (*bohkarukyanserah*) for karaoke and the pitch shift function, etc.
The audio function is done with integrated software "SonicStage Premium". In this software, [it] has the browser function besides (*ripping*), FM air check, and the music data from CD can be written to control and MD, and the music wiring corresponds. [It] has the timer mode by which media specified at the specified time are played besides corresponding to FM teletext.
It is said that Pentium4 is installed in the demonstration machine though CPU and OS, etc. are assumed to be undecided now, and OS operates by Windows XP. As for the optical disk drive, the DVD/CD-RW combo drive is installed. [It] provides with the optical, digital I/O terminal as well as the conventional model, and two way (12cm+2.5cm) stereo speaker of cordless remote control that the operation of the CD/MD/FM tuner and DVD is possible and wooden cabinets is attached.
New VAIO MX is scheduled to be exhibited to WORLD PC EXPO.
- Home page of Sony
(September 11, 2001)
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