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Gadget |  07 Jul 2016 20:27 |  By RnMTeam

Deconstructing CDLA: Continual Digital Lossless Audio

A proprietary technology developed by LeEco, CDLA stands for Continual Digital Lossless Audio. It represents a digital architecture that enables end-to-end lossless digital music transmission, which is the world's first continual digital lossless audio standard created by LeEco.Keeping in line with its principle of "Complete Ecosystem, Ground-breaking technologies and Disruptive Pricing" and continuing with the effort of providing the best-in-class technology at affordable prices, LeEco has introduced the new CDLA technology in its range of second Generation Superphones, Le 2 and Le Max 2. The next big trend in audio technology,CDLA music standard is all set to redefine audio experience in smartphones with its breakthrough technology, intelligence and an ecological revolution.

For 30 years the music industry has not seen any innovation in the headset technology, LeEco is set to change that with the new CDLA standard. The next big thing in the audio sphere, it involves an all-digital lossless music phone and the world's first Type-C digital headset (which is based on advanced digital architecture) all to accomplish end-to-digital lossless music transfer, completely breaking the traditional mobile music experience to achieve pure digital lossless audio transmission.

LeEco has made significant investments in R&D for providing next-generation tools and solutions that offer a better user experience for its consumers. When the consumer opts for a wired connection, they expect the best listening quality; which, with a 3.5 mm analog port, isn't possible. While most phones use a 3.5 mm audio jack, they employ the Hi-Fi digital-audio reproduction, which result in a loss of sound.

What makes this digital architecture so special? LeEco realised that matter how good the performance of the drive circuit is, as long as 3.5mm jack is used, there will always be inevitable audio losses happening. The company saw the defects in theanalog architecture and ventured to move the decoding chip from the phone to the earphone. The CPU-processed digital audio steam is transmitted directly to the earphone through Type-C jack, which successfully avoids various flaws of the traditional 3.5mm approach. Hence a pure digital lossless music transmission architecture becomes reality.

To simplify, CDLA delivers better audio output than a traditional headphone jack. It is a technology which rids the device of 3.5 mm audio jack and leverages the USB Type C port to connect to the headphone or earphone. The CDLA is still a wired solution like the 3.5 mm audio jack. While the Bluetooth head phones are an option to replace 3.5 mm audio jack, the quality of audio over wireless medium gets compromised as the medium isn’t loss-less.

The new CDLA music standard strives to break old habits and create new ones with breakthrough technology, intelligence and an ecological revolution. Since the CDLA technology engages the USB Type C port for both the headphones and the charging point, this dual functional port reduces clutter. While a breakthrough in technology initially faces criticism (because who likes change?), the early adapters and music enthusiast are bound to understand that this step was necessary to provide a premium music experience on mobile devices.