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1988 - When the compact disc was introduced at the Dusseldorf Hi-Fi Exhibition in 1982 it came as an revelation. Digital recording on an optical medium was something really new...

July 1986 - It now seems certain that discs and players for the Philips/Sony Compact Disc digital playback system will be generally available...

July 1986 - "Digital" has become the catchword of the decade, with stations clamoring to play the latest CD releases. But promotional benefits aside, are compact discs...

March 1982 - So far, digital -audio recording technology has confined itself to tape. Now, digital discs are about to make Their debut...

April 1984 - The sampling process which converts a digital audio signal from binary numbers back to its original analog form generates spurious frequencies, which must be...

November 1972 - Imagine arecord album that will play non -stop for an hour, is small enough to fit in a coat pocket, never wears out or deteriorates with abuse, and, best of all...

Joop Sinjou started working for Philips in 1952 and throughout his career he worked on the development of audio-video products such as radiogrammofoons, portabels...

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional society, announced today that it will be granting its prestigious IEEE Milestone Award to Royal Philips Electronics for its contribution to the development of the Compact Disc (CD)...

Ken Ishiwata was undoubtedly one of the greatest characters to grace the modern hi-fi world. He was a huge personality, yet emerged from...

The Philips TDA1540 is a monolithic integrated 14-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). It incorporates a 14-bit input shift register with output...

Compact Disc is the new digital audio medium that uses advanced computer technology to encode up to around 8O minutes of uninterrupted programme material on a disc only 12 cm in diameter...

In digital audio, once sound has been converted by microphones into electrical signals, there is no attempt to replicate the shape of those electrical signals as in conventional LP records...

The original Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Module (HDAM) was first used in the PM-99SE integrated amplifier in 1992. The HDAM is a stamp-sized high-performance...

It’s not often that a man and a brand are synonymous unless, of course, they’re really eponymous. But the name Marantz is, if anything, more prominent in today’s world of consumer electronics than it was when Saul B. Marantz ...

Ken Ishiwata, a key name behind the Marantz success story in Europe, talks to Ivor Hiunphreys oday's music is very much involved with electronics...

Hi-Fi News’ Editor Steve Fairclough recently visited Marantz’s European HQ in Holland to talk to the company’s famous audio guru Ken Ishiwata. Here is the full interview – only available online...

Philips LHH2000 Professional CD- (or Compact Disc) Player System provids an exceptionally precise means for timing music selections during he creation of programmes using compact discs. The accuracy...