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post #91 of 204 Old 08-22-2014, 02:48 PM
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Well... so a Dolby Atmos DCI master whos blu-ray is only 7.1 sounds incredible (i presume in an xyz presentation) played back 3d upmixing processor. How many times have I said this would be true, exactly as I discovered last november in albiorix.....
Yes you have indeed been saying this. The biggest test for me will be to rewatch Redtails but in Auromatic 13.1 as I remember being so unimpressed with the standard blu ray mix.

But today, for a short time, I have been playing with some native auro content. The Mando Daio pure audio blu ray. Very good indeed, mixed in Auro 9.1.

Only problem I have found with this is that It will only play back in 9.1 rather than upmixing to the full 13.1 system I have available.

So tomorrow, time permitting, I will play the normal non auro mix and apply auromatic and see if there is much discernible difference. See what info gets pulled to the heights as compared to the actual height info in the auro mix. Easy to do with the Datasat. I'll just mute all channel apart from one of the heights and record that content playing back auro and then again playing back auromatic.
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I have just spoken with Datasat and they confirm that if you play an Auro encoded 9.1 content in a 13.1 system one will only get 9.1.

This I'm sure is an auro issue as I remember reading that it can only apply auromatic on upto 7.1 stream.

This IMO is a major major flaw. If we start seeing movies released in 9.1/11.1 then we can only watch them back in their original format. Essentially we will never have use of our rears when playing native auro content as I believe 11.1 is the maximum channel count for BD Auro encoding.

Hopefully this means we will get movies in 11.1.

I hope Auro changes this.
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Agree that is a major flaw and Auro should definitely fix it!
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Atmos Home Theater Experience events were held recently, anything similiar being done by Auro?
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Atmos Home Theater Experience events were held recently, anything similiar being done by Auro?
They were held last year. The product is now in people's homes. Probably only a handful at the mo, but it's out there.
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They were held last year. The product is now in people's homes. Probably only a handful at the mo, but it's out there.
Coming soon to a theater near you, or home as it were...
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Well I have been having a play with my new Auro encoded music disc and flicking between native auro and normal DTS HD stream using Auromatic.

So I'm switching between 9.1 native and 13.1 upmix.

The differences between the two playbacks is quite substantial but also subtle at the same time.

When played back as native in 9.1 the vocals are much more centred and focused and the whole sound stage is very resolved and full of detail.

Switching up to 13.1 upmix, I am of course using a different mix. The disc comes with a 2 channel PCM, 5.1 DTS HD and 9.1 Auro all in 96/24.

The biggest thing I notice first when switching to upmix mode is that the front sound stage seems wider and the vocals less focused but not smeary or blurred if you like. And the whole experience seems more immersive what with the rears firing and VOG. But this is at the expense of some resolution. I wouldn't really say one was better than the other, just different and I think the biggest deciding factor will be the content you are listening to.

I did a little YouTube video showing the differences in the height content when switching between 9.1 native and 13.1 upmix.

I have muted all main channels and only have the front and side heights playing. And I apologise for my dirty iPad. Needs a good clean.

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One thing I do really like is what the upmixer does to the bass. It seems to enhance it and make it much more punchy. But push the auromatic upmixer past 10 and the bass gets too hot, over cooked and muddy.
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So is loss of resolution in exchange for a more immersive experience a common theme of auro and atmos?


What specifically do you notice as a result of loss of resolution?
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So is loss of resolution in exchange for a more immersive experience a common theme of auro and atmos?


What specifically do you notice as a result of loss of resolution?
I wouldn't say so. Both of my examples were using auro just one was native and the other was upmixed. Both auro aproaches sound ALOT better than thru standard DTS HD 5.1. That just sounds so flat in comparison.

And when I state a slight loss in resolution when using upmixing, it's down to a slight loss in focus. This is due to the upmixer bleeding thru detail into more speakers than on the original mix,
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I chose '6' out of '1-15' for my Auro setting. 'Small' room setting on same page.

Even when we were at '10' I didn't notice anything untoward.

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I thought Procella demonstrated Auro using Storm Audio last year. Why the switch to demonstrating Atmos using a Trinnov? Isn't Sound Developments the distributor for Storm Audio?

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Home atmos coming soon to datasat rs20i....
Good to hear and was anticipated - assume formal announcement will be around Cedia?
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Home atmos coming soon to datasat rs20i....
do you know how many channels will be supported? will they have dirac on the additional (if any) channels too?

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Interesting to see what the new Auro 3D receiver models will offer, the crux and Mensa are getting released officially very soon.
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Has anyone seen an Auriga in the wild, yet?
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I thought Procella demonstrated Auro using Storm Audio last year. Why the switch to demonstrating Atmos using a Trinnov? Isn't Sound Developments the distributor for Storm Audio?
No US distributor shown on the Storm audio website. May be why the Auriga is apparently MIA hereabouts, even though it's ostensibly for sale.
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Happy days. Auro have listened to my Emails and are enabling Auromatic to upmix an auro encoded stream to your full channel configuration.
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Happy days. Auro have listened to my Emails and are enabling Auromatic to upmix an auro encoded stream to your full channel configuration.
Thanks!!

Any time table before it trickles down to us?

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Any time table before it trickles down to us?
Not long at all!
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Looks like one of the Auro branded pre-pros with come with the competitor's format installed:

"I’m delighted to announce that our new flagship AV processor, the Auro-3D Mensa, delivered in partnership with Datasat, will feature both Auro-3D and Dolby Atmos 3D sound formats."

www.auro-3d.com/blog/breaking-through-the-immersive-sound-barrier-auro-3d-mensa-to-feature-both-auro-3d-and-dolby-atmos/

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Looks like one of the Auro branded pre-pros with come with the competitor's format installed:

"I’m delighted to announce that our new flagship AV processor, the Auro-3D Mensa, delivered in partnership with Datasat, will feature both Auro-3D and Dolby Atmos 3D sound formats."

www.auro-3d.com/blog/breaking-through-the-immersive-sound-barrier-auro-3d-mensa-to-feature-both-auro-3d-and-dolby-atmos/
I am excited to report that auro and atmos should coexist nicely in our rooms, no need to do without the other.
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Auro coming to Denon and Marantz. Happy days.

Had a visitor today and here are his comments on Auro

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Hi, I am usually active on various 2-channel threads from the Wigwam, PFM to whatsbestforum and Audio Asylum. I am a big planar and horn fan, and have been actively demoing various 2-channel systems, everything from Wilson Alexias and dartzeels to multi grand ones at the Munich hifi show, including the half a million Vox Olympians and Magico Ultimates.

Today I stopped by at Nick's place for demo of the Auro 3d. I audition for music only, not interested in movies. I played complex music throughout, from duets and chorals in Bach's cantatas, to violin concertos, and full symphony orchestras such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition and Scheherezade.

I am normally not a B&W fan for 2-channel, because I don't like their crossovers and feel those speakers eat music (not give out details). However, today I heard the above music reproduced better than I have ever heard. It blew away all 2-channels I have heard with the Auro 3D. Sure, maybe with a high quality 2-ch preamp you can get more timbre to instruments, but the benefits you get out of this, even with a 2-channel speaker that might not be at the top of your list, are tremendous. All sound seemed as if it was in 2-channel, yet there was more 3D and concert hall ambience because of the Auro. The bass was clean. And Nick's room is among the worst I have been in, most 2-channel systems won't work in it on their own. The fact that he can get such a sound despite it, because of his treatments and corrections, is tremendous. But then talking to him one is convinced he has done the inside out research of it all.

Sure if you throw in better speakers and better dacs the system will improve, but it beats 2-channel any day IMO
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Happy days. Auro have listened to my Emails and are enabling Auromatic to upmix an auro encoded stream to your full channel configuration.
Weird. I was asking Bert Van Daele today why the Denon couldn't do this since the Datasat was now able to do so. He said it cannot as a matter of artistic correctness. How did they explain this new capability? Have you been able to confirm it in your unit?

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Weird. I was asking Bert Van Daele today why the Denon couldn't do this since the Datasat was now able to do so. He said it cannot as a matter of artistic correctness. How did they explain this new capability? Have you been able to confirm it in your unit?
The auro content upscaling was being added, not sure it is in but....

I discussed this with Wilfred in an interview and contrary to Dolby which preserves the directors intention it is possible in Datasat to take a 7.1 dci track and up-convert it to the array. For the record I am the biggest proponent of steam rolling over "artistic correctness " for the benefit of a more convincing psychoacoustic-psychovisual experience.
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The auro content upscaling was being added, not sure it is in but....

I discussed this with Wilfred in an interview and contrary to Dolby which preserves the directors intention it is possible in Datasat to take a 7.1 dci track and up-convert it to the array. For the record I am the biggest proponent of steam rolling over "artistic correctness " for the benefit of a more convincing psychoacoustic-psychovisual experience.
I fully agree with you that upmixing is a huge benefit. (Good upmixing, that is -- very few upmixers are worthy.)

Well, my discussion with Bert was casual, but he was quite clear. I guess the proof's in the pudding. If Auro-Matic runs on Auro content, I'm happy to accept that. I think that's exactly what it should do!

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