dts DIGITAL SURROUND
Question #1: What is DTS Digital Surround?
THE FINEST 5.1 SURROUND SOUND TECHNOLOGY ON THE MARKET TODAY!
amazing new technology for surround-sound entertainment, DTS Digital
Surround is an encode/decode system that delivers six channels (5.1)
of master- quality, 20-bit audio. In the encoding process, the DTS algorithm
encrypts 6 channels of 20-bit digital audio information in the space
previously allotted for only 2 channels of 16-bit linear PCM. Then during
playback, the DTS decoder reconstructs the original 6 channels of 20-bit
digital audio. Each of these 6 channels is audibly superior to the 16-bit
linear PCM audio found on conventional compact discs.
BETTER AUDIO QUALITY FOR BOTH MOVIES AND MUSIC.
DTS master-quality mode, for laserdiscs, compact discs, and DVDs, use
less than one-fourth the data reduction of Dolby Digital (AC-3), resulting
in audibly superior performance. The DTS commitment is to deliver an
uncompromised reproduction of the original multi-track masters. For
laserdiscs, however, this approach allocates all of the available digital-audio
data space to the new six channels of audio, while Dolby Digital uses
high data-reduction to fit their digital data onto an analog stereo
track, leaving the stereo PCM tracks in-tact.
5.1 CHANNELS OF ELECTRONICS AND SPEAKERS, WITH A DTS DECODER.
discrete 5.1 audio system is required to experience this state-of-the-art
technology. That means a system with six separate channels of electronics
and speakers; for left, center, right, left surround, right surround
and subwoofer (the .1 channel). The electronics can consist of any 5.1
surround processor with a built-in DTS decoding circuit or add-on DTS
decoder, plus six channels of amplification (or five channels plus a
powered subwoofer). Since the introduction of an advanced Motorola chip
that can be easily integrated into any multi-channel product, all new
models (including all-in-one receivers) can now offer both DTS and Dolby
dts MOVIES ON LASERDISC
THE BEST SOUNDING MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO EVER OFFERED.
Digital Surround laserdiscs have been encoded with six channels of master-quality
audio. For the first time, you can experience the multi-channel soundtracks
that Digital Theater Systems (DTS) provides to more than 11,000 movie
theaters around the world. And the only requirements ar an existing
laserdisc player with a digital output interface and a DTS decoder.
SUPERIOR SOUNDTRACKS, WITH EXISTING PLAYERS.
previously discussed, all DTS soundtracks are encoded with considerably
less data reduction than Dolby Digital, to deliver 6 channels of sonic
perfection. In addition, Dolby has chosen a stereo-compatible approach,
by RF-modulating the six channels of audio onto a single analog track;
thereby preserving the original stereo digital tracks. However, this
approach requires the purchase of a new laserdisc player with a special
DTS LASERDISCS SOUND GREAT, DTS DVDs SOUND GREAT.
manufacturers are gearing up product to demonstrate the many benefits
of the new DVD format. And its reasonable to predict that this new technology
may someday become the dominant format for all home entertainment applications.
However, the number of years that it will take for this transition to
occur will be dependent upon the depth of software that becomes available.
dts MUSIC ON COMPACT DISC
MULTI-CHANNEL MUSIC MIXES WITH MASTER QUALITY SOUND.
Theater Systems (DTS) is already recognized around the world for providing
the finest surround sound digital audio tracks ever developed for motion
pictures. Now DTS brings Digital Surround technology to music recordings,
creating the opportunity to experience a truly state-of-the-art multi-channel
mix of any multi-channel master. The result is a new level of sonic
realism that dramatically transcends all previous stereo versions, changing
forever the way we can experience recorded music.
CURRENT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CAN FAR SURPASS 4-CHANNEL ANALOG.
in the seventies, there were several attempts to bring four-channel
sound into the home. The idea of multi-channel in the home was a good
one, but the needle-in-groove technology of the time limited the quality
and separation of the music to such an extent that quad eventually faded
away. Now, DTS makes it possible to deliver what the quad systems of
the seventies only hinted at. Multi-channel mixes can now be reproduced
in the home exactly as they sound in the studio control room, with six
completely discrete channels in 20-bit resolution.
A DISCRETE 5.1 PLAYBACK SYSTEM WITH A DIGITAL OUT CD PLAYER
DTS-encoded compact discs play on any 5.1 discrete surround system that utilizes a DTS decoder and a compact disc player (or laserdisc combi-player) with a digital output. And all DTS-encoded movies and music recordings are mixed and mastered compatibly with the 5.1 speaker configurations that are designed for home theater audio systems. However, it is already anticipated that each title will vary in terms of how each artist/engineer/producer chooses to mix their multi-channel master, and what musical information is allocated into each of the five full-range channels and the L.F.E. (.1) sub-woofer track. For optimum playback of all future recordings, it is highly recommended that full-range, equally-matched loudspeakers are utilized for all five of the main channels (including the surrounds).