Snarky Puppy’s Latest Album Mixed in Dolby Atmos

March 22, 2023

When tasked with mixing Snarky Puppy’s GRAMMY® Award-winning album “Empire Central” in Dolby Atmos, Producers/Mixers Nic Hard and Fab Dupont were aware of the challenge that stood before them. The two needed a tool that enabled them to bring the album to life in Atmos while still sounding like a natural extension of the original […]

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M.A.D Solutions Pens Exclusive Dolby Atmos Mixing Deal With AlexProMix

February 2, 2023

As a specialist in immersive mixes, AlexProMix is one of the industry’s go-to brands for Dolby Atmos Music. Led by professional Music Producer and Mixing Engineer, Alex Solano, the company has gone all-in on the rise of immersive audio in the music industry. With top music streaming platforms recently adding Dolby Atmos to their user […]

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Denon AVR-X3600H is New 9.2 Receiver

July 9, 2019

Today Denon announced its latest X-Series AV Receiver, the Denon AVR-X3600H ($1,099). The new 9.2 channel AV receiver offers IMAX Enhanced out-of-box, as well as a full suite of three-dimensional audio formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Virtual:X and new Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Technology. It also supports the latest video technologies, including Dolby Vision, […]

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New 4K Receivers Debut from Marantz

June 20, 2019

Marantz has announced the SR5014 and SR6014 4K Ultra HD AV receivers. Prioritizing audio, the SR6014 features high-current discrete power amplifiers on all channels to deliver 110 watts of power per channel (8 ohm, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 0.08 percent THD, two-channel driven). Marantz’s proprietary Hyper Dynamic Amplification Module (HDAM) circuitry provides maximum dynamic […]

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Procella, Trinnov and Kaleidescape Combine at ISE for Super-Stand

January 22, 2019

Want an immersive home theater experience at ISE!? When Trinnov announced the Altitude48ext, that gave Porcella more channels to play with. So they’ve redesigned their sound room to take advantage of a higher channel count to produce an immersive and cinematic audio experience. That means a 21.4.10 channel system. Start with five screen channels — […]

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ACT 4 20-Channel Immersive Processor Available

January 21, 2019

Acurus announced availability of its ACT 4 audio processing platform, a 20-channel processor with IP control, a mobile app and ASPEQT support. The ACT 4 20 natively decodes Dolby Atmos 9.1.6, plus supports up to four additional configurable channel outputs for maximum layouts of 9.5.6 or 9.7.4. Installers will value the easy set-up of the […]

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Hegel Music Systems Pushes Into CEDIA Channel with Modular High-Current Class-AB Mono-Block Amplifiers

November 9, 2018

Norwegian audio brand Hegel Music Systems today announced the launch of its first amplifiers aimed at the home theater and distributed audio markets. Called the C5 Series, three models are available, the C53, C54 and C55, which are configured as three-, four- and five-channel amplifiers, respectively. With pricing starting at $6,000, depending on configuration, the […]

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StormAudio Ships 20-Channel Audio Preamp/Processor

September 4, 2018

StormAudio has announced that its first 20-channel preamp / processor, the ISP 3D.20 ELITE is now shipping. The ISP 3D.20 ELITE will list for $16,000 (US). Equipped with 20-XLR outputs, the ISP 3D.20 ELITE is designed for theaters that require more than 16-channels as it accommodates all three Immersive Sound formats including Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos […]

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Klipsch Refreshes Reference Premiere Speakers

August 30, 2018

Klipsch today announced the debut of its new Reference Premiere series speakers, now in their second generation. The Reference Premiere series speakers are available in 16 models­ in three finishes. The series uses what the company says is proprietary Tractrix horn technology to improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. A Linear […]

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Klipsch Upgrades Reference Series Speakers

August 2, 2018

Klipsch today announces the debut of its new Reference series speakers. The series is comprised of 13 models­ — including Dolby Atmos enabled speakers and powered monitors. Now in its sixth generation, the Reference series speakers have a larger Tractrix rear-facing horn for better coverage and new tweeter and phase plugs. The line also includes […]

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Indy Audio Labs Launches Acurus 20-Channel Immersive Audio Processor

February 8, 2018

Indy Audio Labs announced newly expanded Acurus ACT 4 audio processing capabilities. As of Q2 2018, the Acurus ACT 4 will natively decode Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 plus support up to four additional configurable channel outputs, for maximum layouts of 9.5.6 or 9.7.4, all with the attention to audio detail Acurus products are known for worldwide. Available in April 2018 as a […]

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Gefen Ships 4K Scaler

December 11, 2017

Gefen from Core Brands today announced that its 4K 600 MHz 1:2 Scaler with EDID Detective and Audio-De-Embedder (EXT-UHD600A-12-DS) is now shipping. Gefen says that it has independent scalers built into each of its two HDMI outputs and one output can downscale a 4K 600 MHz signal to 1080p  while the other can upscale an HD signal to 4K Ultra HD […]

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Gefen Shipping 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz 8×8 Matrix

October 18, 2017

Gefen from Core Brands today announced that it is now shipping the new 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz 8×8 Matrix for HDMI, which supports 18.2 Gbps of bandwidth and 600 MHz TMDS Clock frequency. Capable of handling the HDMI 2.0 standard, the 4K Ultra HD 600 MHz 8×8 Matrix routes eight 4K sources to eight […]

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LG OLED Picture-on-Wall and Picture-on-Glass Technologies Impress CEDIA

September 8, 2017

Offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of consumer OLED TVs – 10 models in 55-, 65- and 77-inch class sizes – LG Electronics USA is bringing the 2017 LG OLED lineup to CEDIA 2017 in San Diego this week. The LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W7 features a Picture-on-Wall form factor. At just 2.57mm thin in the 65-inch model, the LG SIGNATURE […]

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Emotiva Audio Corp. to Make CEDIA Debut With 16-channel Processor and 3D Audio Presentation

July 20, 2017

Emotiva Audio Corporation will make its CEDIA Expo debut in September with a live demo that features several of its most recent product introductions, in addition to the first public demo of the highly anticipated 16-channel RMC-1 A/V processor. The RMC-1 ($4,999) is a no-holds-barred 16-channel processor that supports full 4K UHD video, with high speed video switching, in addition […]

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Classé’s Sigma SSP MkII Adds Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Upgraded HDMI

February 7, 2017

The new Classé Sigma SSP has an improved audio DSP and HDMI hardware. The eight-channel Sigma SSP MkII supports Dolby and DTS 3D audio formats when configured as a 5.1.2 channel system and passes 4K UHD video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2. Using a new dual DSP module featuring a Texas Instruments 456 MHz […]

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Sony Shows New 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

January 9, 2017

Sony Electronics announced a new Ultra HD Blu-ray universal player. Sony’s first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (dubbed the UBP-X800) is compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray (3840×2160) as well as video streaming in 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR). The UBP-X800 provides Ultra HD Blu-ray playback with wide color space BT.2020, which offers twice the […]

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Dolby Atmos Passes Milestones of 2,000 Screens Installed and 500 Movie Titles Released

December 8, 2016

Dolby Laboratories today announced the company has exceeded major milestones, including the installation of 2,000 Dolby Atmos enabled cinema screens and the release of 500 movie titles mixed in Dolby Atmos. Since debuting in 2012 with Disney Pixar’s Brave, Dolby Atmos has paved a new course for creative storytelling, transforming the ways in which audiences […]

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Triad Speakers Now Offering Dolby Atmos-Enabled Modules for In-Room Loudspeakers

February 22, 2016

Triad Speakers today announced the expansion of its Dolby Atmos loudspeaker offerings to include Dolby Atmos enabled height modules in its Bronze and Silver series. Used in conjunction with LCRs to achieve the full effects of Dolby Atmos, the module’s function is to direct overhead effects towards the ceiling, which is reflected towards the listener. […]

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Dolby ATMOS to Be Demonstrated in Procella Theater at ISE

February 3, 2016

Procella Audio announced its plans today for the Integrated Systems Expo show in Amsterdam. In a custom-built sound room, Procella and partners Trinnov Audio, Artnovion and Image Screens will showcase the most advanced immersive audio system at the show – a full 11.4.11 channel system capable of Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X playback. Due to […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Premiers on Christie 4K Projectors and 388 MicroTiles

December 16, 2015

Christie answered the call Monday night to bring a unique experience to guests attending the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by providing spectacular red carpet displays. “Disney and Christie have been sharing projection and display ideas and innovations for several years now to provide audiences with unparalleled moviegoing experiences” said Michael Kern, Disney’s VP, […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 1: The “Other Shows” of 2015

December 15, 2015

It’s coming to the end of what I truly consider a winning year in podcasting here on rAVe. We will be moving strong into 2016 with AV Power Up, with some show and Crew member announcements going into the new year as well. Part 2 will focus on AV Power Up, here I will be […]

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AudioControl Launches New Dolby ATMOS Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 Receivers

October 12, 2015

AudioControl today announced the launch of their new 7.1.4 Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers with Dolby ATMOS, 4K, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 and introducing DIRAC LIVE FOR AUDIOCONTROL. The AVR-9’s 7 x 200 watts per channel theater amplifier is designed as the high-end home theater amp. The Concert AVR-7 also includes the same high […]

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Just Add Power to Debut 3G Ultra HD Over IP to Debut at CEDIA 2015

September 25, 2015

Just Add Power will debut (3G) Ultra HD over IP transmitters and receivers with built-in 4K scaler at CEDIA. According to Just Add Power (and these are big claims), 3G Ultra HD over IP can simultaneously deliver multiple sources of 4K content with HDCP 2.2 from HDMI 2.0 devices, as well as 1080p and lower content from […]

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InfoComm: Multi-channel Audio Goes Way Beyond 5.1

September 17, 2015

By Dan Daley InfoComm International If you’ve been to the movies lately, you may have noticed that your head’s been snapping back and forth a lot more. That’s because cinema has been the new frontier for the next generation of multi-channel sound systems. The new audio formats — among them, Dolby’s Atmos, Barco’s Auro and […]

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Triad Speakers Adds Step-up Dolby Atmos Enabled Loudspeaker to Line-up

June 13, 2015

Triad’s InRoom Silver LR-H is a loudspeaker that combines traditional front firing-drivers with an integrated Dolby Atmos enabled module that directs sound towards the ceiling.  Utilizing two front-firing 6.5-inch drivers with a 1-inch tweeter, along with an upward firing top array comprised of four 3-inch drivers, the Silver is a step-up in size and power-handling […]

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Parasound Ships New ZoneMaster 1250

December 12, 2014

Parasound’s new 12-channel amplifier is designed for custom installers building multi-room audio and modular home theater systems integrating with Dolby Atmos. Dubbed the Parasound ZoneMaster 1250, it’s spec’d to be unconditionally stabile into 2-ohm loads enabling total output power in excess of 1200 watts RMS with all channels driven. Each channel is rated at 50 […]

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CEDIA 2014: My Day One Observations

September 12, 2014

Having attended probably 15 to 17 CEDIA Expos over the past 20 years, I feel I am comfortable in saying that this year, the 2014 show, is the best they’ve had in the past six years. Don’t get me wrong, last year’s event was well attended and was a good show, but there was a […]

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Steinway Lyngdorf Debuts P200 Surround Sound Processor

September 10, 2014

With full support of Dolby Atmos, AURO-3D, video scaling, 4K and 3D video, HDCP 2.2, and advanced HDMI switching, the Model P200 delivers digital HD surround sound is what the company believes is the highest-end on the market. With Dolby Atmos and AURO-3D, filmmakers can now add height and top layer elements to a soundtrack […]

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Bryston Adds CIW Architectural Loudspeaker at CEDIA 2014

September 10, 2014

Bryston’s new CIW architectural loudspeaker is designed to accommodate the requirements of newer surround formats such as Dolby Atmos, which require ceiling speakers for proper configuration. The Bryston CIW is a round coaxial design based on a 6.5-inch aluminum woofer and a 1-inch titanium tweeter. The CIW takes advantage of the same tweeter design found […]

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Atlantic Technology Intros 44-DA Speaker Module for New Dolby Atmos Sound Technology

September 10, 2014

Dolby Atmos is a new technology developed by Dolby Laboratories that adds a degree of realism to movie soundtracks. Dolby Atmos is an object-based audio format that allows sound mixers to accurately define the specific location of an audio object in a three-dimensional listening space. This represents a significant departure from the confines and limitations […]

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Triad Speakers, Inc. Unveils New Speaker for Dolby Atmos Sound

August 27, 2014

Triad Speakers today announced a new home theater speaker developed to deliver captivating, multi-dimensional sound with Dolby Atmos. Triad’s Bronze LR-H is an in-room loudspeaker that utilizes a traditional D’Appolito design (two front-firing drivers with a tweeter located in between). Integrated into the enclosure is a Dolby-enabled height channel comprised of an up-firing top driver […]

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