After listening to the output from Dolby’s new surround sound technology for PCs, it is clear from first impressions that the audio quality is definitely superior to any previous Dolby products. The new tech was demonstrated at CES 2010 where I got a close up look and more importantly a listen to the system. While this system is far better than the sound quality from Dolby’s previous products, the DJ controllers and DJ equipment at udmdj.co.uk has definitely got some better sound gear in store.
From the press release I have aggregated the best aspects of Dolby’s new technology:
- Graphic Equalizer: using top quality digital filtering a user is able to customise their audio to fit their chosen specification.
- Surround Decoder: takes original stereo sound and converts it into 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound
- Volume Maximizer: very little noise surrounding the audio signal no matter how loud the volume is turned up.
- Volume Leveler: volume consistency throughout all audio applications depending on the user’s choice of volume level.
- Audio Regulator: eliminates any distortion that may be caused by over-driven speakers and amplifiers.
- Surround Virtualizer: awesome virtual surround sound experience output from the PC’s built in speakers or attached headphones.
- Dolby Digital Output: allows users to play audio content on their PC from the speakers in their home theatre system thanks to real-time S/PDIF or HDMI™ content encoding.
- Intelligent Equalizer: adjusts audio automatically to become consistent with the user’s preset
- Audio Optimizer: optimises the frequency response of the PC’s speakers to match the intent of the audio creator.
- Dialogue Enhancer: improves intelligibility of dialogue across all types of content.