New DTS:X Immersive Sound and Play-Fi Wireless Audio Partners at CES 2018

Xperi announces DTS licensees at CES 2018, including new adopters for immersive sound and premium whole-house wireless audio.


Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) is highlighting its latest updates and partner implementations for its DTS audio solutions at CES 2018.

In the consumer space, Xperi and its partners will be demonstrating DTS Virtual:X, DTS:X, and DTS-HD surround-sound technologies, as well as DTS Play-Fi whole-house wireless audio technology. Demos of DTS audio solutions for the home at the Renaissance are by appointment only. Partners showcasing products with DTS solutions at CES include:

  • Amazon – The Phorus PS10 DTS Play-Fi smart speaker with Amazon Alexa functionality.

  • Creative Labs – The X5 sound bar with DTS:X technology.

  • Denon – New A/V receivers with DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X technology.

  • Emotiva – The RMC-1 A/V processor with DTS:X technology.

  • Hisense – The HS512 sound bar with DTS:X technology.

  • LG – Adopting the DTS-HD codec in its UHD and full HD TVs in 2018, as well as introducing DTS Virtual:X technology into a new sound bar, model SK6Y, and select televisions that will launch in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in 2018.

  • Marantz – New A/V receivers with DTS:X and DTS Virtual:X technology.

  • Nakamichi – The Shockwafe Ultra 9.2-channel sound bar system and the Shockwafe Elite 7.2-channel sound bar feature DTS:X technology.

  • Onkyo – New 2018 A/V receivers including DTS:X and DTS Play-Fi technology. (Note: DTS Play-Fi technology is in select new A/V receivers)

  • Pioneer and Pioneer Elite – New 2018 A/V receivers with DTS:X technology and DTS Play-Fi. (Note: DTS Play-Fi technology is in select new A/V receivers)

  • Sony – A new line-up of DTS:X-enabled A/V receivers for 2018, as well as the award-winning HT-ST5000 sound bar with DTS:X technology.

  • Soundcast – The VG10, the world’s first wireless outdoor speaker enabled with DTS Play-Fi technology.

  • SVS – The Prime Wireless speaker system and the Prime Wireless SoundBase with DTS Play-Fi technology.

  • Works with Amazon Alexa functionality for DTS Play-Fi technology – The Pioneer Elite Smart Speaker F4, Onkyo Smart Speaker P3 and the Phorus PS10 Smart Speaker now support Works with Amazon Alexa functionality, allowing consumers to control their wireless multi-room audio system from an Amazon Echo, Show or Dot. Additional DTS Play-Fi-enabled products, including the Klipsch Stream wireless multi-room audio lineup and products from Macintosh Labs, MartinLogan and THIEL Audio, will add the capability by the end of Q1 2018.

New DTS Audio Solutions

In addition, Xperi is announcing new DTS audio solutions:

  • DTS Headphone:X 2.0 for Gaming Headphones – The newest generation DTS Headphone:X 2.0 was designed with gamers in mind. Building on market-tested, user-approved 3D virtualization over headphones, DTS has made major improvements in the latest update, such as introducing proximity cues and support for channel-based, scene-based and object-based audio.

  • DTS Audio Processing 1.0 for Mobile Phones and Tablets – DTS Audio Processing 1.0 provides must-have post-processing, including dialog enhancement, optimized bass response and micro-speaker distortion prevention. DTS Audio Processing 1.0 also includes up to three configurable content preset modes to provide an amazing listening experience for any content type.

  • DTS:X Premium 1.0 for Mobile Phones and Tablets – For the best-sounding multi-channel audio for media playback, the DTS:X Premium 1.0 solution provides amazing 3D audio across multiple stereo modes and multi-channel support for up to 7.1 channels. It includes four configurable content presets and comes with the DTS-HD® Master Audio decoder, providing listeners access to a world of high quality content.

  • DTS:X Ultra 1.0 for PC and Mobile – This product represents DTS’ best immersive audio experience for games, VR and AR experiences. DTS:X Ultra supports 5.1 and 7.1 multi-channel audio, enables first-order ambisonics sound extraordinary and provides support for audio objects. Additionally, redesigned post-processing for speaker and headphone routes include enhanced bass response, an ultra-realistic head tracker and headphone tuning for up to six pre-loaded, featured headphones.