Posted Fri Feb 19, 2016 at 04:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Another A/V manufacturer has announced a release window for its DTS:X firmware upgrade.
Joining Denon and Marantz, Yamaha has now revealed a release window for its DTS:X firmware upgrade. The upgrade will be available for the CX-A5100 AV processor and the RX-A3050, RX-A2050, RX-A1050 AV receivers in early March. In addition, DTS:X support will also be available for the YSP-5600 sound bar in late April.
DTS:X is an object-based immersive audio format that allows for the addition of overhead speakers to a user's surround sound setup. Current Blu-ray discs with DTS:X tracks include 'Ex Machina,' 'The Last Witch Hunter,' 'American Ultra,' and 'Crimson Peak.'
The RX-A1050 7.2 Channel Receiver, RX-A2050 9.2 Channel Receiver, and RX-A3050 9.2 Channel Receiver all currently offer Dolby Atmos support, MusicCast compatibility, 4K Ultra HD playback with HDCP 2.2 copyright protection, Bluetooth connectivity, and Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer. In addition, The Aventage receivers include high-res audio support for DSD (Direct Stream Digital; 2.6 MHz / 5.6 MHz), AIFF, WAV, FLAC and Apple Lossless audio. Finally, Spotify Connect, Pandora, and vTuner internet radio are integrated as well.
Meanwhile, the CX-A5100 11.2 Channel AV processor uses SABRE32 Ultra DACs with 192 kHz / 32-bit processing and a Cinema DSP mode. Likewise, the unit also currently includes Dolby Atmos support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, high-res audio playback, and 4K support with HDCP 2.2 compliancy. MusicCast wireless multiroom audio compatibility is integrated as well.
Finally, the YSP-5600 sound bar is the world's first soundbar with Dolby Atmos 7.1.2-channel multi-dimensional sound and will now be the world's first with DTS:X as well. The device uses 46 speaker drivers and Yamaha exclusive Digital Sound Projector technology to simulate surround sound and overhead audio. Likewise, HDMI inputs with 4K Ultra HD pass-through and HDCP 2.2 are included as well, along with MusicCast wireless multiroom audio support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay connectivity.
In addition to Yamaha, Denon and Marantz previously announced dates for their own DTS:X firmware upgrades as well.
Source: Yamaha via Prweb
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