Realiser A16 - Personalised 3D Audio

Pre-sale Offer: US$1995

Pre-sale Offer: US$1995 + shipping + taxes

Due to the upgrading of the HDMI interface to 2.0b and a higher manufacturing specification in general, we have increased our projected online retail price to US$2295 + shipping + taxes. This pre-sale price represents a US$300 discount on the retail price. This offer will end on the 31st December 2017. From this point on full retail pricing will begin. Please read our Terms and Conditions before you apply to our pre-sales deposit scheme.

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November 2017 Realiser A16 Remote Control User Interface Overview

August 2017 A16 Production Samples

May 2016 Realiser A16 Questions and Answers 1.0

Q1: If the Kickstarter campaign does not reach its targets will the A16 development be dropped?...

About A16

May 2016 Realiser A16 Technical Specification

June 2016 Realiser A16 Revised User-A Headphone Amplifier Capabilities

January 2017 Photographs of the Realiser A16 prototypes

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March 2017 CanJam Singapore 2017 Highlight: Hyper-Realistic Dolby Atmos, With No Speakers?

"No one has quite figured out how to get Dolby Atmos through a pair of headphones, so when I heard a CanJam vendor rave about the Smyth Realiser A16 system, I just knew I had to try it..."

February 2017 CanJam NYC 2017 Show Report. Best Product Overall: Smyth Realizer A16

"...nothing left me quite as stunned and speechless as the Smyth Realizer A16... I was able to directly A/B the sound from the surround system with that of the A16. I removed the headphone again and again, and I could not tell the difference..."

May 2016 Headphones, etc. - A Baker's Dozen from Munich High End 2016

The Realiser A16 demonstration

at the Munich High End 2017 show

The High End Munich 2017 saw, the demonstration of Smyth Research's new Realiser A16, a 3D Audio Headphone Processor for decoding and rendering the latest emerging consumer audio formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, over stereo hi-fi headphones.

The Realiser A16 demonstration at the Munich High End 2017 show followed Smyth Research’s traditional setup whereby listeners were invited to compare a real 7.1.4 ch loudspeaker home theatre system with a personalised virtual rendering of the same system over headphones as generated through the A16. Movie clips from the Dolby Atmos demonstration Blu-ray Disc were used as source material for the demonstration.

Realiser A16 Main Features

Precisely emulates up to 16 speakers in asound room over stereo headphones

Full suite of personalisation routines

Internal audio bitstream decoding: Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS-X and all legacy Dolby and DTS formats

Employs state-of-the-art SVS virtualisation with integrated headtracking for realistic rendering

Azimuth + elevation head-tracking

Audio source inputs / outputs: USB 2.0 : 16ch in / 2ch out HDMI 2.0 : 8ch PCM i/o + bitstream in Analogue : 16ch in + 16ch out Optical : 2ch PCM i/o + bitstream in

User interface and configuration via web browser

Illusonic N:M channel upmixer

Supports two simultaneous listeners with fully independent personalisation and head-tracking

Low-delay live music rendering modes

Dedicated audio i/o for video gaming

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