2CH Upmixer Listening Comparison: Dolby Atmos vs Auro 3D vs DTS Neural:X



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I thought it would be interesting to compare what the 3 competing Upmixers are doing with 2CH music content.
Dolby Atmos (DSU)
DTS Neural:X
Auromatic (Auro 3D)
What about ALL Channel Stereo?

In this video, I let you listen to my theater system in the AH Smart Home with ALL of the speakers turned on except the Front L/R and Center channels. I want you to listen carefully to what each upmixer is doing to the music. I am currently running a 9.4.4 system (9 bed channels consisting of 2 in-ceiling wides w angled baffles, 4 subwoofers, 4 height channels +- 20 deg from primary row). The processor is the Storm Audio ISP MKii.

Correction at 16:40: I meant to say All Channel Stereo upmix of the 2CH soundtrack.

Demo material: Dominique Fils-Aimé | Birds @Dominique Fils-Aimé

0:00 Introduction to Upmixers
3:26 DSU Listening
5:06 Auromatic Listening
6:50 DSU Listening
7:12 Auromatic Listening
7:37 DSU Listening
8:02 Listening Analysis DSU vs Auromatic
9:30 DSU Listening
9:45 DTS Neural:X Listening
10:22 DSU vs DTS Listening
10:46 Listening Analysis DSU vs DTS Neural:X
12:10 Native Mixes
12:45 My Experiences with Upmixing
13:20 What's Missing with DTS Neural:X
15:00 What the Pros are Doing
16:06 What You Lose Downmixing Native Atmos
16:35 All Channel Stereo?

My next video in this series will compare 5.1 upmixing so stay tuned....

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