Helpful Terms for when you own an Onkyo Product: Audio Format

We have decided that there are several terms a person should know when they own one of our products. These terms will come in a series of posts and we will continue to update them. Today we have some Audio Format terms:

Dolby Digital
A family of multi-channel audio codec’s from Dolby Laboratories, based on AC-3 technology, that includes Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Digital Surround EX, and Dolby Digital Plus.

 Dolby TrueHD
An advanced audio codec developed by Dolby Laboratories. Dolby TrueHD is a lossless audio format, meaning that no audio information is lost when the signal is compressed and uncompressed.

 DSD
Direct-Stream Digital is the trademark name used by Sony and Philips for the audio encoding technology used in the Super Audio CD (SACD); also known as One-bit audio.

 DTS
A family of multi-channel audio codecs from Digital Theater Systems, Inc., including DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo: 6, and DTS 96/24. DTS audio codecs are used in both commercial and home theater applications.

 DTS-HD Master Audio
An advanced audio codec developed by Digital Theater Systems. DTS-HD Master Audio is a lossless audio format, meaning that no audio information is lost when the signal is compressed and uncompressed.

 Bit-stream
Bit-stream comprises of representing a stream of data, transmitted continuously over a communications path, serially (one at a time).

 DSP
DSP stands for Digital Signal Processing. These modes are used to simulate surround environments, ex. Hall, Live, Studio, etc.

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2 responses to “Helpful Terms for when you own an Onkyo Product: Audio Format

  1. The onkio optical audio output process AAC audio stream ?

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