Are 6 speakers necessary for DTS:Neo6?

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  1. Naddy

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    Hi all,

    I have a receiver that has DTS:Neo6 capability, but I only have a 5.1 speaker system hooked up to the receiver. Can I still utilize DTS:Neo6, or do I need to have 6 speakers hooked up to the receiver?

    Thanks for the help!

    Naddy
     
  2. Kevin C Brown

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    Naddy- You *have* 6 speakers! [​IMG] 5.1 = 5 + 1 = 6.

    Seriously, DTS Neo 6 also works on a 5.1 system. Just a different way than DPL or DPL II to "expand" a stereo source from 2.0 to 5.1. As far as I know, DTS Neo 6 is strictly a DSP alg for a 5.1 speaker format, although there may be DSP versions out there for 6.1 and 7.1 systems. I guess a better question might be: why do they even called it DTS Neo "6" ?
     
  3. Michael Mohrmann

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    Kevin,

     
  4. Stephen Hopkins

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    As others have said, NEO:6 can be used with a 5.1 or 6.1/7.1 speaker setup. The reason that you don't see NEO:6 on any 5.1 receivers because it is included in the chipset that has DTS-ES since it is the basis for decoding the back surround channel from ES Matrix material.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  5. Kevin C Brown

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    Learn something new everyday... [​IMG]
     

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