XM, Neural Deliver 5.1 Surround Sound; Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha to Introduce Home Systems - Radio World

XM, Neural Deliver 5.1 Surround Sound; Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha to Introduce Home Systems

XM, Neural Deliver 5.1 Surround Sound; Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer, Yamaha to Introduce Home Systems
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XM Satellite Radio will broadcast select music channels in 5.1 surround sound, the first time, according to the satcaster, that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 for 24/7.
Both XM and Sirius each devoted a channel to surround sound experimentation a while ago, we've previously reported. Now, XM is expanding that concept using surround technology from Neural Audio Corporation. The new offering of 5.1 Surround on XM is called XM HD Surround, with discrete channels of digital audio encoded and decoded with Neural Audio technology.
Beginning in March 2006, XM will broadcast the free-form music channel Fine Tuning and the classical pops music channel XM Pops in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of shows and live music performances at its studios in surround.
XM manufacturing partners such as Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., and Yamaha will introduce home audio systems that can play the XM/Neural HD Surround in 2006.
XM will demonstrate XM HD Surround broadcasts at the 2006 CES Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.
Listeners can hear the surround broadcasts on existing mono, stereo, or matrix style receiver.

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