Announced at the IFA Show in Berlin, Sony’s new CAS-1 Compact Audio System comes with support for 24-bit/192kHz hi-res and DSD 2.8MHz audio. We’re told it has independent amplifier sections – one to drive the partnering speakers using Sony’s proprietary S-Master HX high-resolution audio amplifier, while the other drives the headphone output section and has a dedicated adjustable gain control to accommodate different headphone impedances.

Connectivity includes the facility to attach your smartphone via Sony’s SongPal app and stream your music using LDAC-supported Bluetooth and NFC. USB-A and USB-B ports are also included and support high-resolution audio formats.

The partnering wood-effect loudspeakers have a 14mm soft dome tweeter and a 62mm mid/bass driver that is supported by a bass reflex port. The new system is available in November for £700 and you can read more here.