Over the past couple of years, DTS has built upon its staple array of home theater formats with the introduction of its Play-Fi wireless whole-house audio platform. The company has also sought to improve the headphone listening experience through the launch of its Headphone:X format.
Geir Skaaden, chief products and services officer, Tessera Holding Corp., recently spoke with CEPro’s Robert Archer to explain what’s new with DTS in the world of consumer audio.
As part of the Play-Fi update, DTS announced discrete speaker support for the platform and a 192kHz/24-bit Listening Mode. How can dealers and homeowners benefit from these updates?
Geir Skaaden: Hi-res 192/24 has largely been left to traditional audio components and shunned by networked music systems. Consumers had to choose between great sound quality or in-pocket convenience. That’s not the case anymore with the latest DTS Play-Fi update.
Play-Fi supports the best of both worlds with a critical listening mode supporting music up to 192/24 in bit accurate quality. We also can do on-the-fly transcoding when users want multiroom convenience, rather than saddle audio reproduction with the dropouts associated with extreme network congestion.
The only way to solve this conundrum before was to have two music collections — one hi-res for critical listening, and one not for everything else. We solved this in a seamless way for customers.
Read more of the Archer/Skaaden Q&A on CEPro.