The $7,600 DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player Signature Series:
Give every track the sound of vinyl with Vinyl Processor
Get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favorite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of low-frequency tone-arm resonance, surface and scratch noise, and resonance on the vinyl deliver an authentic listening experience.
“Audio upscaling is improved even further by our new DSEE HXTM processor which intelligently recognises instruments, voices and musical genres. By identifying these and the relative energy of the audio, it can accurately rebuild audio lost during digital compression, for a full fidelity experience, even with compressed formats.“
For £8000 you can buy a heck of a lot of Bull manure, but possibly not as much as is contained in the above marketing statement!
I agree about the $8500 price tag for that device, but I don’t encourage just “laughing” about something which you didn’t even try (talking in general about people who do this).
The effect should be available in all players that use their Linux based OS, that is also used on the DMP-Z1. I know for sure that it’s available in the NW-WM1Z, NW-WM1A, NW-ZX300, NW-A35, NW-A45, NW-A55, and probably others as well.
What the effect does is mostly giving some warmth and body to the sound, making it less transparent. The result is a little more relaxed, laid back sound, with a more analogue flavor, which is more than welcomed by many.
Their players already sound more musical than just analytical, by the way.