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  • Smyth Research's Realiser A16: 16 Channel Surround Sound Over Stereo Headphones

    The Symth Brothers (the original developers of DTS) are back with a next generation product to their Realiser 8 which plays up to 7.1 Surround over Stereo Headphones using HRTF techniques.

    The new Realiser 16 from Smyth Research will enable listeners to hear 5.1, 7.1 and the new Auro 3-D and Dolby Atmos systems (among others) over Stereo Headphones. It was demonstrated at this year's High End Munich audio show, last week's Can Jam London show and is now on Kickstarter.

    If the new Realiser works and sounds as good as the Realiser 8, this could be a very impressive product!
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    Estimated price: $1,495 (less for Kickstarter supporters)
    Kickstarter Campaign: Fully Funded, 9 Days to Go
    Release date: 1st Quarter 2017

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...hone-processor

  • #2
    Headphones cant even do stereo right, how are they going to do 7.1?
    Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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    • #3
      I was shocked at not only how good the sound was, but at how they threw images at a demo at an audio show (RMAF ?) I hope to hear them again this year at the show. Something I didn't think possible from headphones.
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      • #4
        I don't like how stereo "image" sounds thru cans. Center sounds like its in the middle of your head instead of in front of you.
        Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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        • tom_hankins
          tom_hankins commented
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          These throw images several feet in every direction. Try to hear them.
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