HTF News Editor
- Nov 1, 2017
- United Kingdom
- Real Name
- Martin Dew
Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation has released a firmware update for certain network A/V receivers and stereo receivers enabling DTS Play-Fi’s ‘Critical Listening’ mode supporting Hi-Res Audio streaming up to 192 kHz/24-bit in resolution, via services such as Amazon Music HD and Qobuz. Content from Media Servers (NAS) or local storage on Android and iOS devices can also be played via compatible Play-Fi Apps such as Onkyo Music Control and Pioneer Music Control.
Firmware for DTS Play-Fi Critical Listening mode is available for these models:
Network A/V Receiver TX-RZ840, TX-RZ740, TX-NR797, TX-NR696
Network Stereo Receiver TX-8390
Network A/V Receiver SC-LX904, SC-LX704, VSX-LX504, VSX-LX304
Play-Fi usually plays music streams in their native format and encoding. Hi-Res Audio, however, is down-sampled to CD quality to maintain compatibility across products within the ecosystem. When using Critical Listening mode with supported products, Hi-Res Audio, up...