XM To Begin HD 5.1 Surround Sound Broadcasts
December 28, 2005 at 12:25 PM (PT)
Beginning in MARCH, 2006, XM SATELLITE RADIO will broadcast select XM music channels in 5.1 Surround Sound, powered by NEURAL AUDIO. It's the first time a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day.
Free-form music channel Fine Tuning (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) will broadcast in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround as well.
XM partners such as DENON, ONKYO, PIONEER ELECTRONICS (USA) Inc., and YAMAHA will introduce home audio systems capable of playing XM HD Surround, and the audio will be demoed at the XM booth at the upcoming 2006 CES, set for JANUARY 5-8.