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DTS, Onkyo Deliver World’s First A/V Receiver Capable of Full Neo:X™ 11.1-Channel Output
New Onkyo A/V Receivers Bring 3-D Audio to Home Entertainment with DTS Audio Solution
CALABASAS, Calif. — DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced the recent integration of DTS Neo:X™ audio technology into the world’s first A/V receiver supporting full 11.1 output capability. Onkyo’s new TX-NR5010 and TX-NR3010 Network A/V receivers with the DTS Neo:X audio solution feature 11.1-channel support and customized modes for any listening experience, offering a comprehensive up-mixing solution with distinct benefits across a variety of operational modes:
• Cinema—this mode provides crystal clear dialog and ambient cues to enhance the movie viewing experience
• Music—in this mode, expansive sound space adds depth for enhanced immersion during the listening experience
• Game—this mode creates strong directionality providing an unparalleled interactive experience during game-play
“Our new line of home theater receivers—with DTS Neo:X technology—further demonstrates Onkyo’s ability to integrate imagination and ingenuity into audio products, remaining true to our tradition of developing high-quality audio equipment,” said Nobuaki Okuda, president, Onkyo Sound & Vision Corporation. “As DTS continues to advance the audio industry by reinventing the listener experience, our collaboration allows today’s connected consumers to fully embrace amplified, multidimensional surround sound.”
The Onkyo TX-NR5010 and TX-NR3010 receivers, with nine channels of amplified output and up to 11.4 analog outputs through pre-outs, not only deliver an audiophile-grade soundscape, but offers internet accessibility for users to connect smartphones, tablets and PCs to enjoy digital media files streaming through home surround sound speakers. As the world’s first 2.0/5.1/6.1/7.1-to-9.1/11.1 conversion technology within a single algorithm, DTS Neo:X delivers discrete effects to the vertical dimension—fortifying events such as planes flying overhead—while elevating ambient sounds, including thunder or thematic background music for increased soundtrack depth and realism. The end result is a unique surround sound experience that the home theater enthusiast can integrate with existing connected devices to enhance the audio environment.
Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer of DTS, Inc., stated, “Neo:X is the next wave of audio technology and the latest offerings from Onkyo prove the viability of an unprecedented 3-D surround sound environment. Together, the Neo:X 11.1 audio solution transforms the everyday living room into a cinema theater or concert hall with lifelike audio. Our world-class R&D team continues to create innovative and cutting-edge technology to continue supporting connected consumers’ demand for premium audio.”
The Onkyo TX-NR5010 and TX-NR3010 receivers with DTS Neo:X 11.1-channel technology will be available in July, 2012 through Onkyo dealers at a suggested retail price of $2299 USMSRP for each. For more information on DTS, please visit: www.dts.com. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DTS.Inc, or on Twitter @DTS_Inc. Media interested in speaking with a DTS spokesperson should contact: DTS@formulapr.com.
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo’s website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com.