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WZLX to Go 5.1 Surround

WZLX to Go 5.1 Surround

WZLX(FM), Boston plans to try out the MPEG 5.1 Surround system.
Telos/Omnia said it would become the first station to go 24/7 surround using the MPEG Surround technology.
The change is expected to occur within the next 90 to 120 days.
The companies hope the move will attract the attention of Boston-based receiver makers such as Boston Acoustics and Bose, as well as other stations, to get them excited about MPEG Surround sound capability, said Steve Church, chief executive officer of Telos Systems and Frank Foti, president of Omnia.
“This is going to create a significant boost to radio’s aural impact and will be an important motivation for consumers to buy HD Radios,” said Church.
At the Telos/Omnia booth here at NAB, attendees can hear a preview of what WZLX will sound like in a car and home theater setting. Fraunhofer Coding Technologies, Philips and Agere Systems cooperated on the development of MPEG Surround technology.

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