What isAuro

Auro-3D, a revolutionary immersive sound format from Auro Technologies, is a scalable solution that takes surround sound to the next level. Launched in 2010, it is suitable for all types of listening, including cinema, home theater, streaming, gaming, cell phones, and automobiles.

The term “immersive sound” was coined by Wilfried Van Baelen, creator of Auro-3D, which stands for “surround sound with height.” Auro-3D provides a more comprehensive listening experience than traditional 5.1 and 7.1 home theater layouts by enveloping the listening environment into a bubble.

The audio mix can be encoded in uncompressed standard PCM streams with Auro-3D, which can be channel-based or combine channel, object, and scene technologies, depending on the destination (disc, download, streaming, etc.).

Auro-3D audio is similar to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X in providing an immersive surround sound experience in a home theater setup. However, Auro-3D audio is channel-based rather than object-based. During the mixing process, sounds are assigned to specific channels rather than to a specific point in space, requiring more speakers.

One advantage of Auro-3D encoding over Dolby Atmos and DTS:X is how the encoded signal is transmitted from a source device to an AV preamp/processor or home theater receiver. Auro-3D audio codec can be embedded in an uncompressed 5.1-channel PCM soundtrack and placed on a Blu-ray Disc or Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

FAQs

What is Auro-3D?

Auro-3D is an immersive sound format that provides surround sound with height, enveloping the listening environment in a bubble.

How is Auro-3D different from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X?

Auro-3D is channel-based rather than object-based, requiring more speakers to assign sounds to specific channels rather than to a specific point in space. Auro-3D audio codec can be embedded in an uncompressed 5.1-channel PCM soundtrack and placed on a Blu-ray Disc or Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc.

What types of listening is Auro-3D suitable for?

Auro-3D is suitable for all types of listening, including cinema, home theater, streaming, gaming, cell phones, and automobiles.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Auro-3D provides an immersive sound experience for all types of listening. With its scalable solution and the ability to encode the audio mix in uncompressed standard PCM streams, Auro-3D is a great option for enveloping yourself in sound.

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