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theonlyratatoskr 14th August 2019 11:48 AM

Goodbye Faux CENTER channel
 
Hey all,
So, this is really freakin' cool tech.

Sony released a TV where the monitor's panel acts as a stereo speaker diaphragm.

This has incredible applications for immersion as you can in theory set up a 360 room with ALL TV's and still have audio localization through their speakers.

No doubt that the frequency response will be far from flat, but it's an awesome step.

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Product page: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/t...ons/ag9-series
YT video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwQMXTApvR4

Tapwatr 16th August 2019 06:47 PM

Nice, I'm in the market for something like that.

PatrickFaith 20th August 2019 07:41 AM

These "insurface" speakers are crazy cool, its one of those immersive things that is just happening ... people will just expect it 2 years from now. It's also rethinking my idea of immersive, since its almost like a window to a environment. I could especially see this working well for things like basketball game, where a large screen could make it feel like your in a box seat (the new hologram displays are also getting bigger). I have also noticed these insurface displays outperform my high end 5.1 system in all but perfectly streamed content.

deedeeyeah 21st August 2019 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickFaith (Post 14158786)
(...) I have also noticed these insurface displays outperform my high end 5.1 system in all but perfectly streamed content.

really?! outperformed in terms of what? and what 5.1 system then if i may ask?

PatrickFaith 21st August 2019 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah (Post 14160697)
really?! outperformed in terms of what? and what 5.1 system then if i may ask?

i have a calibrated 5.1 nearfield genelec system. When testing in streaming, if it comes through as stereo from the service (so the center channel isnt active) - in that case these surface things fill in that center channel "sound" perfectly. Also btw for a nearfield 5.1 (which is what the netflix and apple are), if i get out of my sweet spot of my 5.1 system these new surface speaker things do a great/better job in less optimal listening positions.

(My 5.1 genelec system is awesome for mixing, just speaking on the distribution side from a consumers perspective, i would never want to mix on a surface speaker)

deedeeyeah 21st August 2019 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by PatrickFaith (Post 14160978)
i have a calibrated 5.1 nearfield genelec system. When testing in streaming, if it comes through as stereo from the service (so the center channel isnt active) - in that case these surface things fill in that center channel "sound" perfectly. Also btw for a nearfield 5.1 (which is what the netflix and apple are), if i get out of my sweet spot of my 5.1 system these new surface speaker things do a great/better job in less optimal listening positions.

(My 5.1 genelec system is awesome for mixing, just speaking on the distribution side from a consumers perspective, i would never want to mix on a surface speaker)

thx! i'd probably upmix stereo to 3.1 but i'm getting your point.