Object-Based Surround Sound

Paul Hales of Pro Audio Technology Points Out the Risks Associated with Automated EQ

By Robert Archer · December 10, 2018 • Providing some logical advice, Paul Hales of Pro Audio Technology offers some suggestions to deliver more effective results than automated Equalization software.

CE Pro Debate: Should Immersive Audio Mean More Channels, More Amps?

By Robert Archer · August 24, 2018 • The growing popularity of object-based surround sound or immersive audio requires more amp channels. The question is where are the industry’s seven-, eight-, 10-, 12-channel amps to support these applications.

Review: James Loudspeaker 53Qw ‘Corners’ Home Theater Market

By Robert Archer · June 20, 2018 • James Loudspeaker 53Qw is a $1,300 two-way wedged-shaped speaker designed for corner installation in whole-house audio and home theater speaker systems.

Totem Acoustic Demonstrates Kin Mini Flex Speakers at Montreal Audiofest

By Robert Archer · June 20, 2018 • During the Montreal Audiofest, a Totem Acoustic Kin Mini Flex home theater demonstration showed how the $400 speaker system could reproduce video game, movie and concert content.

The Indy Audio Labs ACT 4 HT Processor Wows Integrators at DSG Metro New York

By Robert Archer · February 26, 2018 • Dave Silkin and Joe Smith, owners of DSG Metro New York, collaborated with its vendor partner Indy Audio Labs to showcase the manufacturer's new ACT 4 home theater processor.

Integra to Launch Dot 1 Research Series of Models with 4K HDBaseT Support

By Robert Archer · February 1, 2018 • Integra says that its newly announced Reference Series products that provide integrators a choice between separates and AV receivers. Both products incorporate 4K HDBaseT to enable the transmission of 4K with HDR over category cabling.

16 Immersive Audio Products for Great-Sounding Home Theaters

By Robert Archer · December 13, 2017 • Now that we have at least three good immersive audio platforms -- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D -- there's no excuse for a good home theater to skip object-oriented sound. Here are 16 components to choose from.