Onkyo Creates First Music Service to Utilize Dolby TrueHD 5.1

Posted Fri May 11, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

It's available now in Japan, and coming to the rest of the world this fall.

Streaming music has improved a great deal since it first came onto the scene, and Onkyo is taking it a step further with the e-onkyo music distribution service. It's the first service available that gives you lossless 5.1 channel Dolby TrueHD.

The selection is incredibly limited at the moment, with just 100 albums available. Your listening options are limited too – you'll need a compatible Onkyo receiver, like the upcoming TX-NR818 and TX-NR717.

"Consumer appreciation of the highest-quality audio playback experiences is increasing," says Dolby Senior VP Michael Bergeron. "Onkyo's e-music service with Dolby TrueHD gives the listener access to 100 percent studio master-quality audio, delivering unparalleled detail and immersion, and reproducing every nuance of the recording or concert event."

Source: Engadget

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