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Onkyo music service to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 May 2012 20:00 User comments (3)

Onkyo music service to offer Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio Dolby has announced that the HQ music download service e-onkyo music will be the first online music storefront to feature Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel surround sound.
The upgrade to the music service will occur on May 30th in Japan and in September for the rest of the world.

There will not be too many tracks available, with only 100 albums (1,000 tracks) available in the HQ format at launch.

Onkyo started the e-onkyo service in 2005 and updated the HQ DRM-free formats in 2010.

Shinsuke Yamashita, President and Representative Director, Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation, adds: "We are very happy that e-onkyo music will start distribution with Dolby TrueHD lossless audio, thanks to the cooperation of Dolby. The evolution of network audio and PC audio means that users can enjoy high-resolution sound with data volumes greater than those that are possible on a CD. And we are aiming to achieve even further growth in our music distribution business. Through the collaboration between our two companies, we intend to increase our breadth of content and improve the user's listening experience, in a way that only high-quality surround sound distribution can."

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3 user comments

122.5.2012 22:00

Love Onkyo's hardware.............it's the only brand I buy for my home theater receivers.

223.5.2012 13:19

Originally posted by hearme0:
Love Onkyo's hardware.............it's the only brand I buy for my home theater receivers.
Got a couple of them babies too, and love the Android remote for them...

323.5.2012 13:33

Ditto for me. 20 year user/fan.

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