DTS returned to cinema sound after more than two decades with DTS:X, an object-based sound technology that’s a successor to DTS HD, and a rival to Dolby Atmos.
DTS:X was introduced back in January 2015, with its initial focus on home cinema use. It subsequently rolled out into cinemas. This is the opposite approach to its rival Dolby Atmos, which started life in the cinema before heading into the home.
The majority of AV manufacturers now support the format, including Anthem, Arcam, Denon, Krell, Marantz, McIntosh, Onkyo, Pioneer, Sony, Trinnov and Yamaha.
But what exactly is DTS:X? And what do you need to take advantage of it in the home? Allow us to explain…
What is DTS:X?
DTS:X is an object-based audio codec, which aims to create a multi-dimensional sound that “moves around you like it would in real life”.
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