DTS Digital Surround™

DTS Digital Surround is the high-quality audio codec that established DTS as a leader in digital sound.
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Up to 5.1 channels and up to 48 kHz / 24-bit

Constant bit-rates up to 1.5 Mbps

Compatible with hundreds of millions of DTS decoders in the world today

The “core” of DTS-HD codecs, resulting in backward compatibility with legacy playback devices

DTS Digital Surround is capable of two additional extensions that further enhance the entertainment experience:

DTS Digital Surround 96/24™, with a sample rate of 96 kHz and bit-depth of 24 bits, delivers greater frequency response, tonal accuracy, and dynamic range. It is the only surround audio format capable of delivering 96 kHz over a S/PDIF connection.

DTS Digital Surround ES™ adds a discrete center surround channel to deliver an exciting 6.1 experience. The additional channel increases sound localization and offers creative opportunities to the sound mixer, thus offering a more engaging surround sound experience to the consumer. DTS Digital Surround ES is the only compressed digital audio format that is capable of delivering 6.1 discrete channels of audio over S/PDIF.

DTS Neo:6 creates up to six full-bandwidth matrix channels of surround sound from a 2-channel (stereo) audio source.  DTS Neo:6 generates a proper center channel, along with accurately directing audio to either a 5.1 or 6.1 layout, based on the destination speaker layout, which naturally follows the original presentation.

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