Past meetings of the Society
May 2015

Meeting Notice May 2015

Date: 6:00 PM, Sunday, May 17
Place: At a home near Newton
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Featured: Sony 4K Ultra HD projector, LG’s 84” Ultra HD 240Hz 3D LED TV, and 3-D Audio.

Topics: Auditioning the newest surround, ‘height’ channels - Dolby Atmos & 3D-Auro

Our May meeting will be held at the home of Richard Goldwater, long-time BAS member and former co-host of Shop Talk. At the meeting, Dr. Goldwater will demonstrate the latest two instantiations of home 3D Audio: Dolby Atmos, and the Auro system, especially as they work from two-channel sources. We also expect to sample 4K video as streamable from Netflix, Amazon, and SONY, as well as the Atmos-enabled, Blu Ray disc of Gravity. We are hoping for a guest appearance by Peter Tribeman of Atlantic Sound, who knows as much about Atmos as anybody in New England, and has consulted to Dolby on the subject.

Dolby Atmos is the name of a surround sound technology announced by Dolby Laboratories in April 2012. An Atmos demo disc demonstrates its object-based rendering, which includes utilizing speakers for height.

Auro-3D also features the playback of 3D audio content. Its proper use requires encoded content, of which none is available, but its use of height channels adds a wonderful wrinkle in time to ancient mono recordings.

Attendees are welcome to bring CDs or Mp3’s of music to audition


The Boston Audio Society
PO BOX 260211
Boston MA 02126

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