Audison bit HD Play - What is it? what is it for? why do you need one?

High Definition Audio In Your Car?


Hello to all Driving Sounds Club members old and new. This month we are excited about the imminent arrival of Audison's awesome bit HD Play high definition music server. This revolutionary new product herald's a new era in better than CD quality sound on the move and is great news to the audiophile music loving car owner. For those already sporting an Audison bit product or amplifier with digital input, music files can be fed directly into these in the digital domain avoiding any possibility of signal degradation during its journey through the signal chain. Control can be via one of the two remotes provided or directly from your Android or iOs device.
For more product details, click here.
 

Sneeky-peek
Tony "2 Over" Parr


This month, Tony Parr returned from holiday to find his car speakers freshly upgraded. Find out what he thinks of them here.

 

Top Tunes


Below is the current top five fave tunes as provided by a Driving Sounds Magazine fan, Mathew Hellard. He admits that his system is in the early stages but all we ask is a keenness to improve. Keep in touch Mathew and let us know how your system and tastes evolve.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Zephyr Song
Nas - The Message
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
Warren G - Regulate 
Jurassic 5 - Concrete Schoolyard 

Any club member can suggest a top five. Just look through your CD carrier, iPhone or other music library and pick the five most worn tracks. Send them to me at: editorial@drivingsounds.co.uk and find unlimited fame and fortune!

Techie Bit
Found in Space



This month we attempt to explain the importance of instrument separation in music reproduction. Using the image above we try to offer analogous examples to compare and contrast an audio phenomena with a visual one. No ears or eyes were injured in the making of this blog - click here and read on.
 

 

Exclusive Club Offer


Get Driving Sounds Postage Free!
We are happy to report that Driving Sounds Magazine issue IV is selling well. Individual articles are available for download or you can obtain a copy by ordering online at www.drivingsounds.co.uk for £3.50 plus £1.50 p&p. For loyal Driving Sounds Club members however, we are offering the opportunity to receive a copy sent directly to your home for just £3.50. All you have to do is follow this link ( http://www.fourmasterscaraudio.co.uk/store/driving-sounds/ ) go through the purchase process then enter DSfour when asked for a voucher code and the £1.50 normally charged for postage will be automatically deducted from the total.
We hope you enjoy the read. We certainly enjoyed creating it.



 

Annoying Little Noise


It is often said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I have always felt uncomfortable about this as I know a little about many things and often wondered if that made me a very dangerous man? In last month's closing piece, I voiced a number of questions in order to get us all thinking about new technology and its worth. One of the questions was why CD is based on a 16-bit architecture rather than 24-bit for which the technology already existed.
In response I received an email from a good friend and a link to a forum which gives freedom of speech to anonymous "geeks". In itself, this can be a good thing and I am certain that it helps those without the social skills to be able to actually make friends and meet up with them for a chat but, I worry that innocent people go to these places for information and may even make important buying decisions based on the baseless meanderings of late-night keyboard jockeys with perhaps a little too much freedom of speech than is wise. In this particular case the "geek" in question was spouting about the difference between 16-bit and 24-bit and although like me, he had clearly done some research, he claimed that the differences were inaudible and that in fact you only need a 12dB dynamic range for most music. If this were true then I would have to ask the question why waste so much time and money on a 16-bit audio device when a 2-bit one would be ample to achieve 12dB (mathematically anyway!) - I am therefore reinventing the saying at the top of this piece to: A little knowledge and easy posting access to a forum is a dangerous thing!

See you next month,

Carl