Hi soundfans out there.
Auro 3D is really another story than Dolby Z or NEO:X!
I've heard it in the studio of a recording engeneer in Zurich who already does classical recordings in Auro 3D with 8 or 9 channels. It sounds so real you think you can see the room it was recorded if you close your eyes. I've heard classical recordings from different rooms, it's great!
So now it's not only the film industry like Barco promoting the new format, but also recording giants like the Sennheiser company.
The engineer mentioned has an Auro-3d example on his website. You can download the separate wav files of the 8 channels. Then you need a computer with software capable of playing 8 tracks, an audio interface with 8 outputs and two receivers with 5.1 analogue inputs. The additional top speakers can be smaller, in my opinion this does not have a big influence (i used KEF T101 at home and the sound was almost as good as in the studio).
Try it, here are the files:
h t t p ://silentworkstudio.com/?p=80
Download the file: Mon Martyre.zip or C'est le wie.zip, extract the wav files and put it in your sequenzer and you got your own Auro-3d demonstration.