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What Is DTS® Virtual:X?

Yes, your mind is playing tricks on you. And it’s amazing.

DTS Virtual:X™ is the latest innovation from our friends at DTS, the company that brought us DTS:X – the object-based audio technology featured in movie theaters and many Yamaha sound bars and AV receivers.

DTS Virtual:X uses proprietary audio processing techniques inside the sound bar to create spacious 3D sound – including the sensation of height – from any content, and without the need for in‑ceiling or upward-firing speakers. In other words, you’ll enjoy a wider, higher, more immersive audio experience from your favorite TV show or football game when you listen to it through your DTS Virtual:X-enabled sound bar.

Unbelievable? Well, you better believe it, because your mind does. DTS Virtual:X uses intricate audio cues to tell your brain where sounds are coming from, even when they’re not. The result is ambient sound that seems to surround you while dialogue stays centered. And because these results are achieved digitally – and not from wall or ceiling reflections – it doesn’t matter what the size or shape of your room is.

DTS Virtual:X can take full advantage of a full-blown 7.1.4-channel system to produce stunning three-dimensional sound with robust height channels. And while such a system may be your ultimate goal, DTS Virtual:X can also do wonders with even modest speaker configurations. In fact, it’s especially well-suited for sound bars because of their small form factor.

Thanks to DTS Virtual:X, you don’t need a full-blown home theater setup to enjoy 3D surround sound.

Click here for more information about the Yamaha YAS-207 – the world’s first sound bar with DTS Virtual:X.

 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joy Frye has spent her entire career learning and sharing knowledge with others. As a writer in the high tech industry, she specialized in demystifying technology and showing customers how to use products to make their lives easier and better. Now, in the consumer audio industry, where products are more interesting than routers and switches, she enjoys taking readers on a journey of discovery - exploring Yamaha products and amplifying passion for music.

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