Posts Tagged ‘virtual_surround’
The new Orbitsound M9 wireless soundbar and subwoofer system is the wireless successor to a unit that was launched last year. Gone is the iPod dock. In comes Bluetooth to supplement the optical, AUX and 3.5mm inputs.
Stereo inputs are processed and reproduced as “spatial sound” via twin 2.5-inch mid-high drivers, single 1-inch tweeter, and side-positioned [...]
Only a couple of months after it announced its Best Surround Product of 2011 winners, collated by Cliff Jones, the Trusted Reviews website has published a new list for 2012 of the best surround sound systems on the market, written by Danny Phillips. In a Nigel Tufnel-esque break from convention, Danny has created an 11-strong [...]
A chat with Soundfield’s Pieter Schillebeeckx (pictured right) shortly after he’d chaired a BVE 2012 Audio Room session on early developments in the field of 3D audio.
The session featured BSkyB’s Martin Black, Chris Pike from BBC R&D and Dolby’s Mark Pascoe, and focussed on how 3D audio will eventually be delivered into the home, [...]
During last year’s Christmas festivities, the BBC broadcast ‘A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ in 4.0 surround sound. Now, the Corporation has made its surround production of Michael Morpurgo’s play Private Peaceful available to download. There are two versions, one designed to be listened to on surround speakers, the other for listening on headphones, [...]
Many of us want all the benefits of multi-channel surround sound, but without all the cables and speakers. Some us want surround, but don’t have the space for the extra bits of kit. The alternative is virtual surround sound and either a 2.1 system or digital sound projection, and a soundbar.
Both approaches play psychoacoustic games [...]