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Dirac Research and miniDSP Deliver Dirac Live Processing For Aftermarket Car Audio Dirac Research and miniDSP Deliver Dirac Live Processing For Aftermarket Car Audio Dirac Research and China’s miniDSP have collaborated to deliver Dirac Live processing for cars via an $899 digital processor called the miniDSP C-DSP 8x12 DL. Read on to find out more.
Sony Object-Based ‘360 Reality Audio’ Format Aims To Create New Music Ecosystem Sony Object-Based ‘360 Reality Audio’ Format Aims To Create New Music Ecosystem Sony’s object-based “360 Reality Audio” format will soon launch on Tidal, Amazon Music HD, Deezer, and the live-performance streaming service nugs.net. Will Dolby Atmos Music win out? Read on...
Tidal VS Qobuz: Battle of the Hi-Res Streaming Services! Tidal VS Qobuz: Battle of the Hi-Res Streaming Services! We extensively tested Tidal and new comer Qobuz for the last six months to see who is the indisputable king of Hi-Res streaming! Read on to find out which service won and sounded best.
Dolby Withdraws Upmixing Restrictions: A Win for Consumers? Dolby Withdraws Upmixing Restrictions: A Win for Consumers? Last year we reported on Dolby restricting upmixing of non-native content through their DSU. Due to backlash, Dolby has withdrawn this restriction on Atmos enabled AV products going forward.
Dirac Live Bass Management System To Debut at CEDIA Promising Perfect Bass Dirac Live Bass Management System To Debut at CEDIA Promising Perfect Bass The new Dirac Live Bass Management protocol debuts at CEDIA this September and promises perfect bass for your home theater making multi-sub placement easier to integrate and setup in your room.
Turntables—A Short History and Explanation Turntables—A Short History and Explanation People are rediscovering the romance and appeal of vinyl. With the popularity of turntables on the rise we decided to take a look at the history and development of the modern turntable to see why.
IMAX Enhanced Certification: What Are You Really Getting? IMAX Enhanced Certification: What Are You Really Getting? IMAX has been a staple in the movie theaters as the best in sound and video for over a decade and now they want to recreate that experience in your home with IMAX Enhanced hardware and movie content.
Dirac’s New ‘Panorama Sound’ Technology Makes Mobile Audio More Immersive         Dirac’s New ‘Panorama Sound’ Technology Makes Mobile Audio More Immersive Dirac Panorama Sound is a new mobile audio solution designed to improve the unsatisfying audio experience of watching content and playing games on portable devices with small closely spaced speakers.
Dolby to Restrict Non-Native Upmixing on Atmos Based Products Dolby to Restrict Non-Native Upmixing on Atmos Based Products Dolby recently issued a mandate to ALL of their Atmos licensee partners to restrict usage of 3rd party upmixers with ANY Dolby signals. What impacts will this have on your system? Read on to find out.
2018 Bluetooth Audio Codec Comparison Guide Part1: SBC & aptX 2018 Bluetooth Audio Codec Comparison Guide Part1: SBC & aptX New Bluetooth audio products with aptX HD and LDAC codecs are the high-resolution options we’ve been waiting for. Wireless audio over Bluetooth has never sounded better.