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rjohn79395 Posted 3 years 1 month ago
I've just started streaming Sony's new format introduced this Fall, and targeted for headphone use primarily. It's intended to create an Atmos like surround sound envelope from 2 channels.

Tidal, Amazon and Deezer are starting to offer playlists and songs for their 16 bit and up customers. The selections are limited still but growing. First impressions on music via headphones: very immersive! I've listened to YouTube demo's also, one a war movie scene scene with shells flying overhead etc. Impressive!

I haven't tried streaming the format to the T Ref's yet to see if it applies at all to stand alone speakers.

Who knows if the format will catch on and grow, but it's an interesting foray into turning 2 channel into surround sound.

Anyone else's experience trying this format?

5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter Ref, T1 surrounds/LFE 2 + SuperSub XXL, HTR 7000 top fronts, HTR 8000 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 8015
Amp: AT525NC 5 channel
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, Bluesound Node 2i, Apple tv 4K streamer

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