Linear Acoustic has revitalized its AEROMAX Series of Multichannel Audio Television Processors that provide multi-level dynamic processing for two-channel and multichannel audio programs. Plug-in accessories include Metadata Support and Stereo-to-Surround Upmixing.
The new AEROMAX-DTV (pictured; $12,000) Multichannel Television Audio Processor offers six-channel functionality for surround broadcasting. Current options include Metadata Support ($1,500) and AutoMAX Automatic Stereo-to-Multichannel Upmixing ($750). All AEROMAX Series products now incorporate ultra-precision audio frame synchronization as a cost-saving standard feature to help stations maintain error-free digital audio.
The AEROMAX-TV (price TBA) Stereo Television Audio Processor processes 2-channel programming plus SAP audio, or four mono channels of audio, and features CrowdControl Dialog Protection Processing for the main program audio. It promises to solve the "missing announcer" problem for stereo viewers prior to transmission without impacting sound quality for surround listeners.
Linear Acoustic will unveil additional members of the AEROMAX family with next-generation features based on the firm's OCTiMAX 5.1 Multichannel Processor, as well as other products, at the NAB 2007 show in Las Vegas, April 16-19, in Central Hall, booth #C1048.