av news
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Merrill Audio THOR Mono Block Amplifiers Review
Plinius Hautonga Integrated Amplifier Review
KEF R700 Loudspeaker Review
Marantz SA-14S1 SACD Player & DSD DAC Review
Genesis G7c Loudspeakers
Latest AV News
Classic Video Players Reviews
 
Meridian First to Offer Dolby Pro Logic IIx  Print E-mail
Home Theater News DVD Hardware-Software News
Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 16 September 2003

Meridian Audio has just announced the availability of Dolby Laboratories’ latest surround technology, Pro Logic IIx, in its new G68 and flagship 861 surround processors, making Meridian the first company in the world to offer this technology in their products.

The G68 is part of the new G Series range of players, processors, amps and controllers recently announced by Meridian. G Series products will be shipping by October, 2003. The 861 and the 568.2 processors can be upgraded to include Dolby Pro Logic IIx by means of a firmware upgrade, available for download free of charge and installed via the product’s serial port.

Dolby’s new Pro Logic IIx takes advantage of multiple amplifiers and loudspeakers in a 6.1 or 7.1 system, decoding and expanding stereo and 5.1 content for replay via systems with side and rear speakers in addition to the usual front three and pair of surrounds. The result is a seamless, wraparound soundfield over a wide listening area, maintaining the sonic integrity and purity of sound for which Dolby Pro Logic II technology is well known, without requiring specially encoded content.

Meridian’s implementation of Pro Logic IIx has been carried out with full 48-bit precision, offering the surround clarity and detail. Meridian’s Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music, Movie, and THX modes replace existing implementations of their Pro Logic II equivalents. Listeners with four surrounds will benefit most from the new features.

Pro Logic IIx also offers new capabilities for multichannel input from PCM, DTS, AC-3 or MPEG sources. Meridian will offer 5.1 upscaled to 7.1 where all four surround signals are different. In the case of movies, EX is renamed Pro Logic IIx EX, with a menu to choose between Surround EX and Pro Logic IIx (7.1). Meridian systems fully support 0, 2 or 4 surround speakers at present.








Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
 

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Click Here to Advertise with Us | Specs
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy