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January 11, 2014 • News

Sharp Debuts the First Ever WiSA-Compliant Universal Player at CES 2014

Sharp-Universal-Player-with-WiSA-supportAt CES, Sharp unveiled their Universal Player, the first ever WiSA-Compliant universal player.  The Sharp Universal Player is the first component to push uncompressed sound at 24-bit/96kHz and video at 1080p, all wirelessly.  Sharp’s Universal Player can wirelessly transmit sound to up to 8 wireless speakers.  The $4,000 component ships Spring, 2014; you can read more here.

For the uninitiated, WiSA stands for the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association.  The Sharp Universal Player can also be paired with Sharp’s WiSA-Compliant Wireless Bridge ($600) so that you can use your own existing amplifier and wired speakers if you prefer.  The home theater of the future is coming…are you ready?  More importantly, is your wallet ready?

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