Apart form the facts about Apple having gapless playback for some time now that were contained in an earlier post of mine, Cowon has entered the game.
The new S9 beta 2 firmware (the S9 is a flash-based touchscreen interface player with superior format and audio quality support and is available in sizes up to 16Gb) features gapless support.
Just go check the Cowon America downloads under firmware.
This (and the previous Apple facts) should put to bed the ridiculous statements of a certain poster (who cites wonderfully phantom “industry sources” to back up his nonsense) that gapless is solely the preserve of a vocal minotiry.
If two players, one that owns the lion’s share of the market and the other known as the Rolls Royce of DAP vendors, see fit to include this feature, then it’s mainstream.
So, are you listening Sandisk?
If I were you I would be …
If you aren’t, there’s a S9 in my immediate future.
And I won’t be alone.
Message Edited by roj on 07-31-2009 10:12 AM