Lexicon offers IMAX Enhanced models MC10, RV-9, RV-6

Home cinema sound from Lexicon and IMAX Enhanced

by Andy Bassett Jan 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM

  • IMAX Enhanced was introduced in the second half of 2018 as a new consumer licensing and certification programme created by IMAX and DTS which was seen as a response to Dolby’s Vision and Atmos formats.
    Attaining the IMAX Enhanced accreditation involves hardware certification and licencing plus specially created versions of content that have used IMAX’s 4K HDR digital re-mastering process and DTS audio technologies.

    CES 2019 saw more information about the whole process come to light but up until now, there has been very little evidence of either hardware or content which has gained this ‘badge’,

    However, this is now starting to change and Lexicon have announced that it has partnered with the IMAX Enhanced programme and will debut the following models that support this accreditation - the MC-10 processor and the RV-6 and RV-9 AV Receivers.

    To become IMAX Enhanced certified, consumer electronics manufacturers must meet stringent performance standards, set by a certification committee comprised of IMAX and DTS engineers and Hollywood’s leading technical specialists. Once these parameters have been met, the consumer can be confident that their home cinema experience will be of the highest quality.

    Lexicon’s IMAX Enhanced AV receivers feature DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimised to reproduce the full dynamic range of sound mixes available in IMAX Enhanced content. With adjustments modelled on the IMAX theatrical sound system, this proprietary audio mix is translated for home theatre environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology to deliver the IMAX signature sound experience in the home.

    As well as DTS:X 3D surround sound processing, Lexicon's MC-10, RV-6 and RV-9 models feature Dolby Atmos, Dirac Room EQ and the Logic 7 up mixer. The RV-6 features class A/B power and 7.1.4 channels while the RV-9 has class G power and 11.1 channels re-configurable as 7.2.4.

    Additionally, IMAX is working with its global studio and content partners to make available a steady stream of IMAX Enhanced versions of blockbuster movies and additional programming, so there could soon be plenty more content on its way.

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