Panasonic will launch an affordable region 2 DVD-Audio player in October.
The DVD-RA61 builds upon the success of the DVD-RA71, Panasonic’s flagship region 2 DVD-Audio machine.
Although the Panasonic DVD-RA61 lacks a number of features, such as extended bass management, it does boast a 10-bit 54mHz video D/A converter, 192kHz and 96kHz 24-bit audio D/A converters plus integral Dolby Digital and DTS decoders along with NTSC capabilities.
Supported formats include DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Video CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 (on CD-R discs).
The DVD-RA61 has suggested retail price of Ј399 and is available from specialist retailers with regional coding defeated.