Sound United owned brands will start to ship new MPEG-H enabled AVRs worldwide over the coming months.
The new AVRs include the Denon AVR/AVC-X3800H, AVR/AVC-X4800H, AVR/AVC-A1H as well as Marantz AV 10, CINEMA 40 and CINEMA 50 . Consumers will be able to use those products to enjoy immersive and personalized audio content from next generation TV and audio services.
Sound United’s mission is to bring joy to the world through sound. Fraunhofer’s audio innovations have enabled billions of consumers over the past three decades to receive the best possible audio experiences over TV, radio and streaming services. The new Denon & Marantz AVR products with MPEG-H Audio will soon be shipping in markets with 110V and 220V power grids including EU, U.S., Brazil and Asia.
MPEG-H Audio is already in use as the sole audio system in the world’s first terrestrial UHD TV service using ATSC 3.0 in South Korea since May 2017. Additionally, major events around the world have been broadcast using MPEG-H over DVB in Europe and since November 2021, MPEG-H has been used in regular broadcast over ISDB-T (SBTVD TV 2.5) in Brazil. Selected as the sole mandatory audio system for Brazil’s next-generation TV 3.0 system, MPEG-H Audio content will reach more and more households in Brazil and, later on, in other countries in South America. MPEG-H is also a candidate for the upcoming TV audio system in Japan.
In addition to TV broadcast standards, MPEG-H audio is powering 360 Reality Audio immersive music services and applications that include Amazon Music Unlimited, nugs.net, Peertracks, Sony Select, and TIDAL. Owners of Denon & Marantz MPEG-H AVRs will be able to receive immersive music services from various HDMI source devices.
“We are proud that Sound United is expanding its line of MPEG-H AVRs over the coming months” says Marc Gayer, Head of Business Department and Deputy Division Director of Audio and Media Technologies at Fraunhofer IIS. “Those Denon & Marantz receivers in consumer’s homes and the studios of the creative community will deliver the highest quality immersive and personalized MPEG-H Audio experience.”
About Sound United
Sound United, a Masimo company, was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through sound. Today, we are one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several legendary audio brands—Denon®, Marantz®, Bowers &Wilkins, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, HEOS, and Boston Acoustics®. Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to bringing home entertainment to life.
With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more information on Sound United and our mission, please visit www.soundunited.com.
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