Auro Technologies has announced that our 3D-audio format AURO-3D will be introduced by Yamaha on its newest AVENTAGE AV Receiver platforms.
YAMAHA‘s newest AVENTAGE AV Receiver Models RX-A8A and RX-A6A, offer 11- and nine- channels, respectively. The AURO-3D technology is an immersive and fully backwards compatible format that creates a full, three-dimensional space around the listener, and Auro notes that it is now also available on the latest Qualcomm QCS407 platform.
With a range of speaker configurations, the AVENTAGE models can transform the listening room by transporting the listener into the virtual world of their selected content, regardless of the original audio format.
YAMAHA implements AURO-3D in the AVENTAGE AV Receivers combining the Auro-Codec decoder and world-class Auro-Matic up-mixer, enabling an Immersive Sound experience that accurately reproduces 3D audio providing a superior emotional experience. It feels like “being there” on the movie set or in the concert hall or at any sport event. To experience AURO-3D, the user simply requires an RX-A8A or RX-A6A , a Blu-ray player, and an AURO-3D configured speaker array.
“Auro Technologies is thrilled to see AURO-3D becoming enabled on the
newest YAMAHA AV receivers. This announcement signifies another major milestone for the expansion of AURO-3D into more Home Entertainment devices and YAMAHA’s commitment to expand the availability of AURO-3D,” states Rudy Van Duppen, CEO of Auro Technologies.
“AURO-3D brings to customers the truest to real-life immersive experiences for the Home.”
“We broke the mold when we premiered our flagship AVENTAGE series in 2010. Now we’ve reengineered it from the ground up, shattering expectations for what’s possible for an AV receiver to reproduce True Sound,” comments Yoshi Tsugawa , senior general manager, Home Audio Division, Yamaha Corporation Japan.
Auro-3D emphasizes that its formations do not require ceiling speakers. Simply mount the speakers above the existing surround layer (to the walls) to enable AURO’s unique “vertical coherent stereo field all around the listener” which is a key component to get a natural immersive sound experience. Here, the AURO-3D-equipped YAMAHA AVENTAGE models add a “height layer” directly above the speakers at 30 degrees. Installing AURO’s speaker configuration has a few advantages; it is easier to install and it can perfectly playback all other audio formats within their specs.
When it comes to content, AURO-3D is available on many Blu-ray discs and the catalog continues to grow. However, the majority of media consumption today is still is non-3D (surround and stereo). The AURO-3D technology also works with this ‘non-AURO-3D’ content. Whatever the resolution of the audio input, the YAMAHA AVENTAGE AV Receivers mentioned earlier, employ the Auro-Matic up-mixer to convert any and all content into the AURO-3D format, recognising existing mono, stereo, or 5.7/7.1 surround signals and transforming them into fantastic natural immersive sounding experiences.
With effect from fall 2021, AURO-3D will be available, also as an upgrade, to the YAMAHA AVENTAGE AV Receiver Models RX-A8A and RX-A6A.