Posted Mon May 23, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The folks at Audyssey have created a new tech that allows you to enjoy bass without waking the whole house.
The problem: You're downstairs in the living room watching the 2009 'Star Trek' reboot on Blu-ray while your girlfriend, wife, kids, or significant other is upstairs trying to sleep. Of course, they want you to turn it down so they can greedily get some shut-eye while you suffer with low or no subwoofer sound.
The solution, according to Audyssey, is a new technology called low-frequency containment, or LFC. The tech is designed to stop low frequency waves from penetrating walls and limit bass output according to volume changes in the source.
It's not just about lowering bass volume though - Audyssey's tech will synthesize the harmonics lost by the drop in audio so you won't feel like there's bass missing.
LFC is the first of three new processing technologies that Audyssey is going to be announcing in the next few months.
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