October 16th, 2014 – Denon, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced a unique upgrade offer to bring three-dimensional audio format Auro-3D® to their recently introduced Premium AV Receivers. Expected to be available in December, a firmware upgrade (a fee is charged) will further enhance the feature set of the highly-acclaimed AVR-X5200W and the AVR-X4100W models, to carry the next generation sound format.
By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D® creates the sensation of actually ‘being there’. Thanks to a unique configuration of ‘Height channels’, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener. Depending on the size of the room, either 1 or 2 additional layers (HEIGHT and TOP – a.k.a. “Voice of God” channel) with speakers are mounted above the existing Surround layer at ear-level to produce Auro-3D®’s defining ‘vertical Stereo field’. The height information, captured in recording or created during the mixing process, is mixed into a standard 5.1 PCM stream that comes with a regular Blu-ray or through online streaming. A Denon AVR containing the Auro®-Codec Decoder is capable of decoding the original Auro-3D® mix. (more…)