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DTS Neo:X: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Surround sound extension la DTS

DTS Neo:X is an 11.1 channel surround sound format. Similar to Dolby ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX surround sound processing formats that provide both height and wide channel enhancement.

How DTS Neo:X Works

Like the ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX, DTS Neo:X Studios don’t require a mixing soundtrack for an 11.1 channel sound field. However, the DTS Neo:X has these features and provides more accurate results.

However, without optimizing the mixing, DTS Neo:X looks for cues that are already present in stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 channel soundtracks. This signal is placed within the front-height and wide channels and distributed to additional front-height and rear-height speakers, allowing for a more cozy 3D listening experience.

DTS Neo:X Channel and Speaker Configuration

To take full advantage of DTS Neo:X processing, you should have a home theater receiver that offers an 11 speaker configuration. In other words, it supports 11 amplification channels and a subwoofer.

In a full 11.1 channel DTS Neo:X setup, the speaker layout looks like this:

  • left from front
  • front left height
  • front center
  • front right
  • front right height
  • far left
  • far right
  • surround the left
  • outline left height
  • right circle
  • Accurate height overview
  • Subwoofer (using 2 subwoofers in 11.2 channel setup)

Official DTS Neo:X logo with 11.1 channel speaker layout diagram

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Other speaker setups remove the surround left and right height speakers and instead incorporate additional left and right speakers between the front left and right and wide left and right speakers.

This change in speaker placement expands the surround sound field and fills the gap between the surround and front speakers. It also adds a larger front soundstage with height channels placed above the front left and right front speakers and additional sound coming from the rear via the surround back height speakers. Sound from these speakers is also projected into the listening position, giving the impression of being heard from above.

That’s a lot of speakers. We recommend using a DTS Neo:X capable home theater receiver with 11 built-in amplified channels, but you can also add it to your home theater receiver with 9 built-in amplified channels with a preamp output for connectivity. External amplifier to add additional 10th and 11th channels needed.

The DTS Neo:X can also be expanded to work in a 9.1 or 7.1 channel environment, and some home theater receivers include a 7.1 or 9.1 channel option. In these setups, additional channels collapse into the traditional 9.1 or 7.1 channel layout. It may not be as effective as the desired 11.1 channel setup. Still, it offers an improved surround sound experience over the typical 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 channel layout.

Additional controls included in DTS Neo:X

For additional surround control, DTS Neo:X supports three listening modes.

  • Movie Theaters: Adds emphasis to the center channel to avoid loss of dialogue in a surround sound environment.
  • music: Provides stability to the center channel while providing channel separation for the rest of the soundtrack.
  • game: Provides more detailed sound placement and directionality, especially on wide and high channels, for a fully immersive surround sound experience.

DTS replaces Neo:X with DTS:X.

DTS Neo:X should not be confused with DTS:X, an object-based surround sound encoding format introduced in 2015. This includes overhead sound immersion and is the standard surround sound option for most mid-range and high-end home theater receivers. DTS:X can be seen as an evolution of Neo:X.

DTS:X has been added for some home theater receivers, eliminating the need for DTS Neo:X in future devices. You won’t be able to see Neo:X and DTS:X on the same receiver.

Some older home theater receivers equipped with DTS Neo:X accept DTS:X firmware update. In this case, after installing the DTS:X firmware update, the DTS Neo:X feature will be ignored and you will no longer be able to access it.

If you have a receiver equipped with Neo:X, a firmware update may be offered automatically. If in doubt, contact customer or technical support for your specific make and model to see if it is available.

Even if you have a home theater receiver that offers a DTS Neo:X and cannot upgrade to DTS:X, it will still work as intended. When you switch to a new home theater receiver, you get DTS:X and DTS Neural Upmixer. DTS:X works similarly to DTS Neo:X in that it requires special encoded content, but Neural Upmixer creates a similar immersive effect by extracting height and width cues from existing 2, 5.1 or 7.1 channel content.


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DTS Neo:X: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Surround sound expansion a la DTS

DTS Neo:X is an 11.1 channel surround sound format. It is similar to the Dolby ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX surround sound processing formats, which provide both height and wide channel enhancement.

How DTS Neo:X Works

Like the ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX, DTS Neo:X does not require studios to mix soundtracks specifically for the 11.1 channel sound field. Still, DTS Neo:X has the ability, and doing so delivers a more accurate result.

However, without optimizing the mixing end, DTS Neo:X looks for cues already present in stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 channel soundtracks. It places those cues within the front height and wide channels that are distributed to additional front height and rear height speakers, enabling a more enveloping 3D listening environment.

DTS Neo:X Channel and Speaker Configurations

To experience the maximum benefit of DTS Neo:X processing, you should have a home theater receiver that provides an 11 speaker layout configuration. That means it supports 11 channels of amplification and a subwoofer.

In a full 11.1 channel DTS Neo:X setup, the speaker arrangement is as follows:

Front left
Front left height
Front center
Front right
Front right height
Wide left
Wide right
Surround left
Surround left height
Surround right
Surround right height
Subwoofer (11.2 channel setup uses two subwoofers)

DTS
An alternate speaker setup would remove the surround left and right height speakers and instead incorporate additional left and right speakers between the left and right front and left and right wide speakers.

This speaker layout variation expands the surround sound field, filling the gaps between the surround and front speakers. It also adds a larger front soundstage with height channels placed above the front left and right front speakers and additional sound coming from the rear via back surround height speakers. The sound from these speakers also projects toward the listening position, giving the sensation of sounds coming from overhead.

That’s a lot of speakers. Although it is desirable to have a DTS Neo:X-enabled home theater receiver that supports 11 channels of built-in amplification, you can also incorporate it into a home theater receiver that has nine channels of built-in amplification with preamp outputs for connection to external amplifiers that add the needed extra 10th and 11th channels.

DTS Neo:X can also scale to work within a 9.1 or 7.1 channel environment, and some home theater receivers incorporate the 7.1 or 9.1 channel options. In these setups, the extra channels are folded with the existing 9.1 or 7.1 channel layout. It may not be as effective as the desired 11.1 channel setup. Still, it provides an expanded surround sound experience over the typical 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 channel layout.

Additional Control Included With DTS Neo:X

For additional surround control, DTS Neo:X supports three listening modes:

Cinema: Provides extra emphasis to the center channel to avoid losing dialog in the surround sound environment.
Music: Provides stability to the center channel while providing channel separation of the rest of the elements in the soundtrack.
Game: Provides more detailed sound placement and directionality, especially in the wide and height channels, to provide a fully immersive surround sound experience.
DTS Replaces Neo:X With DTS:X

DTS Neo:X is not to be confused with DTS:X, which is an object-based surround sound encoding format introduced in 2015. It includes overhead sound immersion and is a standard surround sound option on most mid-range and high-end home theater receivers. DTS:X can be considered an evolved version of Neo:X.

For some home theater receivers, the addition of DTS:X has eliminated the need for DTS Neo:X on future units. You most likely won’t see both Neo:X and DTS:X included on the same receiver.

Some previous home theater receivers equipped with DTS Neo:X accept a DTS:X firmware update. In these cases, once the DTS:X firmware update is installed, the DTS Neo:X feature is overridden and no longer accessible.

If you have a receiver with Neo:X, a firmware update may be provided automatically. If you aren’t sure, check with customer or tech support for your specific brand and model to see if it is available.

If you own a home theater receiver that offers DTS Neo:X, and it is not upgradable to DTS:X, it will still work as designed. If you switch to a new home theater receiver, you will be provided with DTS:X and the DTS Neural Upmixer. DTS:X requires specifically encoded content, but the Neural Upmixer works in a similar fashion as DTS Neo:X because it creates a similar immersive effect by extracting height and wide cues with existing 2, 5.1, or 7.1 channel content.

#DTS #NeoX #Work

DTS Neo:X: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Surround sound expansion a la DTS

DTS Neo:X is an 11.1 channel surround sound format. It is similar to the Dolby ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX surround sound processing formats, which provide both height and wide channel enhancement.

How DTS Neo:X Works

Like the ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX, DTS Neo:X does not require studios to mix soundtracks specifically for the 11.1 channel sound field. Still, DTS Neo:X has the ability, and doing so delivers a more accurate result.

However, without optimizing the mixing end, DTS Neo:X looks for cues already present in stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 channel soundtracks. It places those cues within the front height and wide channels that are distributed to additional front height and rear height speakers, enabling a more enveloping 3D listening environment.

DTS Neo:X Channel and Speaker Configurations

To experience the maximum benefit of DTS Neo:X processing, you should have a home theater receiver that provides an 11 speaker layout configuration. That means it supports 11 channels of amplification and a subwoofer.

In a full 11.1 channel DTS Neo:X setup, the speaker arrangement is as follows:

Front left
Front left height
Front center
Front right
Front right height
Wide left
Wide right
Surround left
Surround left height
Surround right
Surround right height
Subwoofer (11.2 channel setup uses two subwoofers)

DTS
An alternate speaker setup would remove the surround left and right height speakers and instead incorporate additional left and right speakers between the left and right front and left and right wide speakers.

This speaker layout variation expands the surround sound field, filling the gaps between the surround and front speakers. It also adds a larger front soundstage with height channels placed above the front left and right front speakers and additional sound coming from the rear via back surround height speakers. The sound from these speakers also projects toward the listening position, giving the sensation of sounds coming from overhead.

That’s a lot of speakers. Although it is desirable to have a DTS Neo:X-enabled home theater receiver that supports 11 channels of built-in amplification, you can also incorporate it into a home theater receiver that has nine channels of built-in amplification with preamp outputs for connection to external amplifiers that add the needed extra 10th and 11th channels.

DTS Neo:X can also scale to work within a 9.1 or 7.1 channel environment, and some home theater receivers incorporate the 7.1 or 9.1 channel options. In these setups, the extra channels are folded with the existing 9.1 or 7.1 channel layout. It may not be as effective as the desired 11.1 channel setup. Still, it provides an expanded surround sound experience over the typical 5.1, 7.1, or 9.1 channel layout.

Additional Control Included With DTS Neo:X

For additional surround control, DTS Neo:X supports three listening modes:

Cinema: Provides extra emphasis to the center channel to avoid losing dialog in the surround sound environment.
Music: Provides stability to the center channel while providing channel separation of the rest of the elements in the soundtrack.
Game: Provides more detailed sound placement and directionality, especially in the wide and height channels, to provide a fully immersive surround sound experience.
DTS Replaces Neo:X With DTS:X

DTS Neo:X is not to be confused with DTS:X, which is an object-based surround sound encoding format introduced in 2015. It includes overhead sound immersion and is a standard surround sound option on most mid-range and high-end home theater receivers. DTS:X can be considered an evolved version of Neo:X.

For some home theater receivers, the addition of DTS:X has eliminated the need for DTS Neo:X on future units. You most likely won’t see both Neo:X and DTS:X included on the same receiver.

Some previous home theater receivers equipped with DTS Neo:X accept a DTS:X firmware update. In these cases, once the DTS:X firmware update is installed, the DTS Neo:X feature is overridden and no longer accessible.

If you have a receiver with Neo:X, a firmware update may be provided automatically. If you aren’t sure, check with customer or tech support for your specific brand and model to see if it is available.

If you own a home theater receiver that offers DTS Neo:X, and it is not upgradable to DTS:X, it will still work as designed. If you switch to a new home theater receiver, you will be provided with DTS:X and the DTS Neural Upmixer. DTS:X requires specifically encoded content, but the Neural Upmixer works in a similar fashion as DTS Neo:X because it creates a similar immersive effect by extracting height and wide cues with existing 2, 5.1, or 7.1 channel content.

#DTS #NeoX #Work


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