Monday, 15 September 2003
(Digital Theater Systems, Inc.) announces the availability of the first
standard OEM car audio system to feature DTS 5.1-channel Digital
Surround in the United States in the 2004 Acura TL.
2004 Acura TL’s ELS Premium Eight-Speaker Surround Sound System with
DVD-Audio, DTS and Six-Disc CD Changer, AM/FM Tuner and Dolby Cassette
was designed with recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner.
Producing six channels of sound, the system plays DTS 5.1 Music Discs
as well as DVD-Audio titles.
The first OEM standard
vehicle to carry a DTS-capable system was the Toyota Brevis, available
in Japan, and DTS-capable systems are currently available as an
optional feature in the Lexus RX330 and Lexus GX430. Additionally, most
major after-market car audio manufacturers currently produce systems
featuring DTS decoders, including Alpine, Clarion, Eclipse, JVC,
Kenwood, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sanyo and Sony.
In addition to many DTS-encoded DVD-Audio titles, there are currently
more than 100 DTS 5.1 Music Discs available through DTS Entertainment,