Datasat adds DTS:X RS20i for an immersive home theatre experience
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:10
Datasat Digital Entertainment®, a leader in audio processing technologies for high-
end home audio and professional cinemas, recently announced the availability of
DTS:X® object-based surround sound for the venerable Datasat RS20i audio
DTS:X creates an immersive three-dimensional soundstage through the addition of
overhead speakers. These sounds are treated as objects with attached metadata that
generates the accurate placement of sounds in the listening environment. Audio
characteristics such as dialogue, musical scores, explosions, and other common sound
effects come alive creating a more immersive experience and inspire greater
engagement in the movie from audience members.
This long-awaited upgrade to the RS20i is a result of Datasat engineers’ diligence,
expertise, and perfectionism. The upgrade provides an additional option in object-
based surround sound for Datasat dealers to meet consumer needs and their
preferences for 3D and immersive sound in new installations and retrofit projects.
Dealers can easily update the RS20i for DTS:X on existing units with the addition of
an upgrade card or through software updates for those that already have the upgrade
Chuck Gerlach of AcousticSolutions recently previewed a beta version of the DTS:X
upgrade in his home theater and called it an eye, or rather, ear-opening experience.
“It presented the very best audio I have ever heard from my home theater—and by a
long shot,” he says.
Gerlach previewed London Has Fallen, a popular action movie he says he’s viewed
many times. “Listening to it with DTS:X through my RS20i audio processor was a
whole new experience. It’s easy to hear the superior dynamics in the gunshots,
explosions, and big crashes. DTS:X really does increase the envelopment in the film.”
“Now that the Datasat RS20i and LS10 processors both include Atmos and DTS:X, you
can experience incredible improvements in sound quality and immersion that only
Datasat can deliver,” says Datasat executive vice president of operations, Robert