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   Dec. 29, 2004   

Dolby Headphone on New DualDiscs - The series of DVD/CD-compatible DualDiscs being issued by Silverline Records are the first multichannel music discs to provide a pre-encoded personal surround sound experience with any headphones. The Dolby Headphone encoded CD tracks can be used with such devices as the iPod, AAC or Windows-based portable players, and PCs. The DVD-A side of each disc offers the music in hi-res 5.1 surround using MLP technology.

DTS Unveils DTS-HD - Digital Theater Systems has selected the trademarked brand name of DTS-HD for its new lossless technology previously known under the working name DTS++. DTS-HD is a set of extensions to the basic DTS codec which also includes DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES and DTS 96/24. It has already been chosen as an optional feature for both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, while the basic DTS is the mandatory audio technology for both.

Audio Emphasis at 2005 CES - The 2005 International Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas next week will showcase the latest audio technologies including HD-radio, satellite, broadband, portable entertainment devices and digital distribution of media. CES is home to the world’s largest high-performance audio tradeshow, with over 230 exhibitors at the Alexis Park Resort not far from the Convention Center. Attendees will be able to nominate their favorite tracks for the DEMMY Awards, reflecting recordings with the highest quality sound engineering, most natural tonal balance, clarity of detail and a three-dimensional soundstage. Categories include best CD, LP, hi-res stereo, hi-res multichannel, DVD as movie and DVD concerts. The Digital Home Conference and Showcase will host four CES sessions focusing on aspects of digital consumer entertainment. An Audio Shoot Out Session will feature leaders in the latest technologies addressing how consumers will listen to music.

Carver Digital Line Launched - Phoenix Gold International has announced the formation of its Carver Digital division to develop and market premium products for audio enthusiasts. Some of their home audio and home theater products will be introduced at CES, including a dual-zone 9.1 channel home theater processor, a 5.1 home theater amplifier, and front-firing 10-inch and 12-inch subwoofers.

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