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Enhanced Neo:6 Now Compatible with 96kHz Stereo Content

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  1. jrpavel

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    Apparently DTS have an Enhanced Neo:6 that is now Compatible with 96kHz Stereo Content (text reproduced below. See original text. )

    Does anyone know whether the current DSP-Z9 will have this, or will it be a firmware upgrade or is it a harware upgrade?


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    January 07, 2004 DTS Debuts Latest Version Of NEO:6 Surround Matrix Technology At 2004 CES

    Enhanced Neo:6 Now Compatible with 96kHz Stereo Content

    PR for: DTS Home and Car


    DTS (Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) (NASDAQ: DTSI) today introduced an enhanced version of its Neo:6 technology, which can now maintain the high resolution sampling rate in 96kHz stereo source material. The first receivers to incorporate the enhanced Neo:6 are the Denon AVR5803AKU US (AVCA1SRA Japan/Europe/China,) the Pioneer VSX-59Txi and the Yamaha RX-Z9 US (DSP-Z9 worldwide.) DTS is exhibiting at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 8-11, in meeting room #N243 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall.
    Developed so that consumers can experience the benefits of surround sound via stereo content libraries, DTS Neo:6 provides up to six full-band channels of surround matrix decoding from two-channel content such as CDs, VHS tapes and stereo broadcasts. Usually combined with DTS’ Extended Surround technology, DTS-ES, Neo:6 is also now being made available to car audio manufacturers as a stand-alone technology license.

    In addition to 96kHz compatibility, Neo:6 technology benefits include:

    Stereo matrix to 5.1 or 6.1: Neo:6 provides up to six full-band channels of matrix decoding from stereo matrix material. Users with 5.1 and 6.1 systems can derive five and six separate channels, respectively, corresponding to the standard home theater speaker layouts. (The “.1” subwoofer channel is generated by bass management in the preamp or receiver.)
    Extended Surround: Neo:6 provides optimum decoding of Extended Surround matrix soundtracks, and can also generate a back channel from 5.1 material.
    Natural sound field with precise localization: Neo:6 technology allows various sound elements within a channel or channels to be steered separately and following naturally from the original presentation.
    Extended music mode: Neo:6 offers a music mode that expands stereo non-matrix recordings into the five- or six-channel layout and without diminishing the subtlety and integrity of the original stereo recording.
    “DTS developed Neo:6 to bring the surround experience to a wider audience,” said Brian Towne, Vice President, Consumer Division at DTS. “We are constantly striving to offer the highest quality surround presentation for all applicable content, which is why DTS believed it was important to add the ability to decode high-resolution stereo material without downgrading the quality.”
     
  2. Rolo Tomasi

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    Does this mean that Neo6 can be applied to DVD-A and/or SACD?

    If so, why would you want to do it? If you want top-notch sound quality, are you going to 'muddy the waters' with DSP processing?
     
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    Yes, it does mean it's compatible with the fuller bandwidth of SACD/DVD-A recordings (of course, only those mixed for stereo).

    And you're right, I'd never use it anyway.
     

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