AVS Forum banner
immersive audio
1-20 of 31 Results
  1. Speakers
    From the AVS Forum archives (posted June 2017)... Dolby Atmos is understandably popular with the home theater crowd, thanks to the height effects 3D immersive audio provide. From flyovers to raindrops on a roof, having sounds come from above is more realistic than traditional two-dimensional...
  2. Home Theater Computers
    I have a 2017 Surface Pro running Windows 10 Pro, version 1903, up to date with Windows updates, and not on the Insider program. My Surface has a Mini DisplayPort port. I don't know what version of Mini DisplayPort it has, but it must be MDP 1.2 or higher because my Surface supports 4K output...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Denon's new AVR-X3500H AV receiver offers 7.2-channel operation, immersive audio, 4K/UHD/HDR passthrough, and Amazon Alexa voice control. The latest member of Denon's X-Series of AV receivers is the AVR-X3500H. It's chock full of the latest features as well as top-notch audio and video...
  4. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Last Saturday, I joined a group of local AVS Forum members to visit the new office/warehouse of Starke Sound in Los Angeles, CA. The company was established in 2008 and began selling its products outside the US in 2012. It was introduced to the US market at CEDIA 2016, and its speakers and power...
  5. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    I'm upgrading my 5.1.2 to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos set up. I have a modest set up in a small room. Denon AVR X4300H (9.2 channel) driving 5 energy take classic two speakers. 4 Onkyo SKH-410 Dolby Atmos up-firing modules and a Bic Acoustech PL-200 12" Subwoofer. Front Left and Right are at ear...
  6. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Audio engineer Bob Schulein talks about his work on immersive audio for virtual reality. Topics include the difference between VR for gaming and music recordings, different techniques for capturing binaural sound, head tracking, combining immersive audio with 3D video, Bob's latest project...
  7. Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion
    The original Planet of the Apes was a groundbreaking movie in 1968, so it's no wonder that many sequels followed it. Most of the ones I saw were pretty lame—so much so that I lost interest in the franchise. However, my interest was revived with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and its...
  8. Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion
    Dolby Cinemas offer the finest movie-going experience available today, thanks mostly to Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imagery and Dolby Atmos immersive sound. (The stadium seating, assigned seats, and comfy powered recliners are great perks as well.) However, only movies graded in Dolby...
  9. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Kaushik Sunder, research scientist at Ossic, talks about immersive hearing—how humans hear in three dimensions. Topics include the anatomy of the ear and how head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) affect the spectral balance of what we hear based on the direction from which a sound comes as...
  10. Headphones
    One of the most interesting demos I heard at CanJam SoCal 2017 was the Ossic X immersive headphone. This thing seems to have it all when it comes to headphone-based immersive audio. The over-ear, closed-back Ossic X includes four drivers in each earcup—a 31mm mid-bass dome driver in the...
  11. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    Ralph Potts, Blu-ray reviewer for AVS Forum, talks about his home-theater system and his picks for the best Blu-rays and UHD Blu-rays, including some of the best titles for image quality in both HD and UHD, immersive audio, and 3D. He also discusses high dynamic range (HDR), wide color gamut...
  12. AVS Forum® Podcasts
    With so much more to discuss than we could get to last week, I continue my conversation with Paul Hales, founder of Pro Audio Technology. This week, he explains why he believes that audio science is relatively unrefined, leading to lots of dogma, misinformation, uncertainty, and inconsistency...
  13. Community News & Polls
    On March 7, 2017, AVS Forum hosted the second Ask Me Anything sponsored by Sony . The topic was immersive audio, and tech expert Bob O'Donnell answered a slew of questions about it. In addition to a lively discussion, anyone who submitted at least one question in the pre-event thread or the...
  14. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    Q: I have a Denon 2313CI AVR and a viewing room that has an open floor plan with 10-foot high ceilings. Because of the terrible layout, all speakers (B&W) other than the center channel and subwoofer are mounted in the ceiling. Predictably, the soundfield is poor. Will a new Atmos AVR like the...
  15. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Welcome to a very special thread on AVS Forum, presented by Sony, which provides you the opportunity to ask any questions you like about immersive audio. In this relatively new approach to audio reproduction, sounds come from above as well as around the listener, a concept epitomized by Dolby...
  16. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Immersive audio is a hot topic these days. The ability to place sounds above as well as around the listener creates a 3-dimensional hemispherical soundstage that immerses them in the story far more than 5.1 or 7.1 surround can manage. But implementing an immersive-audio system at home is more...
  17. Speakers
    Back in December 2014, AVS Forum editor Scott Wilkinson posted a poll asking "Have you installed Dolby Atmos?" At the time, 18.5% of voters said they installed speakers in their ceiling while Atmos-enabled speakers and add-on modules each commanded 2.5% of the vote. In that poll, half of...
  18. Soundbars
    While AVR and pre/pro-based immersive audio rigs featuring elaborate speaker systems are decidedly awesome—I could not live without mine—the vast majority of households are thinking of home theater in terms of a TV plus a soundbar. Given this reality, anyone who wants to see 3D immersive audio...
  19. Soundbars
    2017 is the year that Dolby Atmos went mainstream. Klipsch contributed to the steady stream of immersive audio compatible soundbars seen at CES 2017 with the Theaterbar ($1300 target price). This model offers four HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, optical-digital, and analog RCA inputs as well as...
  20. Soundbars
    DTS is known for a variety of immersive-audio technologies, including DTS:X and Headphone:X. At CES this year, the company demonstrated DTS Virtual:X, which re-creates DTS:X 11.1 (or, in more descriptive terms, 7.1.4) mixes with a sound system that has fewer channels. A DTS:X mix is fed into the...
1-20 of 31 Results
Top