Originally Posted by thxman
I don't remember Steinway doing a DTS X demo (I could be wrong). They were set up with an Auro/Atmos hybrid speaker arrangement. Sides had heights above them, 4 ceiling speakers (Atmos) and 1 single VOG (Auro) in the middle of them. I sat in the front row, which was terrible for the surround sound field, killing the demo for me.
They weren't doing an DTS:X demo at CEDIA. AFAIK
that was only JBL/Trinnov and D&M with hot off the USB key alpha code. There was one poster that mentioned Sony, but I haven't heard anyone else confirm that.
What I remember about Steinway last Friday was that they had handshaking issues getting the Auro demo to work, following the excellent demo of Gravity in Atmos, so at our session they barely had time to run through a few Auro clips. YYMV, but sitting closer to the middle of the front row, I didn't find the sound field that restricting, at least compared to the demo at D&M where I was sitting on the side and the localization of the side surround on the DTS:X and Atmos demos was distracting.
BTW everyone at CEDIA except for Trinnov with Pro Audio and the JBL Synthesis demo was limited to 7.1.4 discrete Atmos channels (or conversely 9.1.2, but I don't remember anyone running that). That's a DSP limitation that any manufacturer using DSP processing for Atmos has as a limitation. Trinnov (and JBL's adaptation with the SDP-75) are the only processors that can currently overcome that limit.
Audio Gear: Trinnov Altitude 32 (24 channel), NAD M27 amps (3)
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