DTS Studio Sound

DTS Studio Sound

DTS Studio Sound™ post-processing creates virtual surround sound for an immersive surround experience. Volume Leveling smooths transitions between sources and when changing channels while bass enhancement improves bass perception for a more dynamic experience. Speaker EQ lets you maximize performance of the system and Dialog Enhancement improves dialog clarity in soundtracks. The Single Band Hard Limiter helps protect the system from overload and damage.

DTS (DTS, Inc.). You can learn more about them at their official website for home theatre.

The description used for this sound format was taken directly from DTS’s own site for the most accurate description available.

 

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio™ is a premium 5.1/7.1 high-definition audio codec that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master.

DTS (DTS, Inc.). You can learn more about them at their official website for home theatre.

The description used for this sound format was taken directly from DTS’s own site for the most accurate description available.

 

DTS-HD

DTS-HD

DTS-HD digital surround audio decoder with output up to 5.1 channels for streaming file-based and disc-based DTS-encoded media featuring adaptive streaming for smoothing streaming bandwidth fluctuations and compatibility with layered audio to provide efficient encoding.

DTS (DTS, Inc.). You can learn more about them at their official website for home theatre.

The description used for this sound format was taken directly from DTS’s own site for the most accurate description available.

 

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital Plus

Most people simply refer to this as 7.1 channel surround sound. This is one of many surround sounds created by Dolby Laboratories (AKA: Dolby Labs; Dolby). Dolby Digital Plus expands on the the previously created Dolby Digital surround sound. Now instead of 5 speakers you use 7 for a much more involving surround sound format.

What you need for this:

  • A Dolby Digital Plus Receiver
  • 7 speakers (left front, right front, center, left rear and right rear, plus an additional pair of speakers to be placed either as front high speakers or as another pair of rear speakers depending on your preference for sound).
  • For even better sound a powered subwoofer is strongly suggested to enhance the bass tones.

The official speaker setup guide can be found here.

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Dolby Pro-Logic II

Dolby Pro-Logic II

This is one of many surround sounds created by Dolby Laboratories (AKA: Dolby Labs; Dolby). Officially the surround sound that really started it all for having a home theatre, Dolby Pro-Logic, is no longer even mentioned on Dolby’s official site at the time of this posting.

For info on the original Dolby Pro-Logic read my post titled “Dolby Pro-Logic Revisited.

Later on Dolby made variants of Pro-Logic with three formats; Pro Logic II, IIz and IIx. This post will explain the differences between them.

According to Dolby:

Dolby Pro Logic II transforms traditional stereo audio into 5.1-channel surround sound for a seamless listening experience full of presence and depth.”

This above quote and more about this format can be found here on Dolby’s official website.

Pro Logic IIz adds more depth to the sound heard.

Pro Logic IIx adds listening modes to further customize how you hear everything.