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  1. Datasat and Trinnov Add New Immersive Sound Functionality to Current Models (LS10 and Altitude32)

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    Both Datasat and Trinnov have announced firmware updates that refresh currently available audio processor models. Originally released in 2014, Datasat’s LS10 is beginning to show some age. Outfitted with HDMI 1.4 input/outputs, this pricey processor (originally MSRP at $15,000) only offers...
  2. Yamaha Reveals the World's First Immersive Audio Soundbar (YSP-5600)

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    Last week we previewed Klipsch’s new budget-minded soundbar, this week we’re shifting gears into more elite price levels with Yamaha’s officially announced YSP-5600 Dolby Atmos capable soundbar solution. The YSP-5600 is the world’s first immersive audio soundbar, touting the ability to create...
  3. Sony Announces Its First AVR with Immersive Audio (STR-ZA5000ES)

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    This past week Sony Electronics finally joined the ranks of manufacturers offering AV Receivers with immersive sound codec compatibility. Earlier this year, the company released several new receiver models, none of which were capable of handling Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D. That makes this...
  4. DTS Reveals Further Details About Its Immersive Audio Codec, DTS:X

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    The long awaited DTS:X information reveal has arrived. Yes, DTS missed the codec’s projected March reveal date by a handful of days, but the company has more than compensated by supplying quite a few interesting details. Without wasting further time, let’s dive in and take a look at what DTS...
  5. XTZ Sound Tackles Immersive Sound With Its New Cinema Series S2 Atmosphere Speaker

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    XTZ Sound recently announced a new addition to their Cinema Series of loudspeakers and subwoofers: the Atmosphere S2. In August of last year we previewed XTZ’s Cinema Series, revealing a drop-dead gorgeous collection of gear composed of the M6 bookshelf, S5 surround, and the 1X12 and 3X12...
  6. The Immersive Sound War is Just Getting Started

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    Dolby Atmos took the 3D Immersive Sound universe by storm in the second half of 2014, grabbing headlines and appearing confidently comfortable as a legitimate commercial and Home Theater game-changer. But Dolby isn’t the only show in town. Two other companies have irons in the fire: Auro...
  7. Immersive beyond-surround cinema-sound with Dolby Atmos

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    To mimic real life sound in the cinema experience, Dolby Atmos technology delivers overhead and surround sounds in crystal clarity. Now film creators can provide sound to audiences exactly how intended. This new technology allows the use of dynamic effects by moving sound throughout the theater...