XM Satellite Radio Features First 24-Hour Channels in 5.1 Surround Sound 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Wednesday, 28 December 2005

XM Satellite Radio will begin broadcasting select XM music channels in 5.1 Surround Sound, marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. The announcement was made today by XM and Neural Audio Corporation, a leading provider of digital signal processing and surround sound technology for the broadcast industry. The new offering of 5.1 Surround on XM is called XM HD Surround and provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology.

Beginning in March 2006, XM will broadcast the free-form music channel Fine Tuning (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.

XM manufacturing partners such as Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., and Yamaha will introduce home audio systems capable of playing XM HD Surround powered by Neural Audio in 2006. XM will demonstrate XM HD Surround broadcasts at the 2006 CES January 5-8 in the XM booth #4606 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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