Audyssey Laboratories, the leading provider of sound equalization solutions, announces the first implementation of Audyssey Dynamic Volume, its breakthrough sound leveling technology. Earlier this week Denon announced 10 new A/V receivers that all feature Audyssey Dynamic Volume, Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey MultEQ.
With Audyssey MultEQ room correction technology shipping in millions of products, Audyssey has now turned its sights on the next big improvement in people’s listening experience: volume leveling.
“The announcement by Denon this week of 10 new AVR’s starting at $299 incorporating our Dynamic Volume technology is a milestone event for everyone who would rather watch broadcast TV and movies without having to constantly adjust their volume controls,” said Michael Solomon, Audyssey CEO. “With the release of the first products featuring Audyssey Dynamic Volume starting in July, a new level of customer satisfaction will be achieved as we enter an era of ‘hands-free listening.'”
Denon’s new offerings include the multi-zone Models AVR-2809CI (SRP: $1,199), AVR-2309CI (SRP: $849), AVR-1909 (SRP: $649), AVR-1709 (SRP: $449) and AVR-1609 (SRP: $349), as well as five new high-performance, high-value receivers in its Retail Home Theater Series line, the AVR-989 (SRP: $1,199), AVR-889 (SRP: $749), AVR-789 (SRP: $599), AVR-689 (SRP: $399), and AVR-589 (SRP: $299).
Audyssey Dynamic Volume is the first ever advanced volume leveling technology available to consumers worldwide.
Dynamic Volume is the result of years of research under the direction of Audyssey Chief Science Officer Tomlinson Holman. Audyssey researchers conducted an extensive study of the volume adjustment patterns of a wide variety of participants, from typical consumers to professional mixing engineers. The vast amount of data collected is the basis for the resulting technology and is based on “reverse engineering” how people react to changes in volume during TV and movie viewing.
Dynamic Volume monitors the audio signal on a moment-by-moment basis and makes intelligent decisions about volume changes. As these automatic adjustments to the volume level are performed, another Audyssey technology called Dynamic EQ adjusts tonal balance and surround levels so the resulting volume changes are not noticeable.
“As we have all come to expect of Tom Holman’s research and audio innovations, Dynamic Volume combined with Dynamic EQ solve another fundamental problem in how we experience sound,” said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey founder and CTO. “I have been testing both at home for months and would never consider turning them off,” he said.
Denon’s new receivers with Dynamic Volume will be available in July of this year.
About Audyssey Laboratories
Established in 2002, Audyssey Laboratories is the industry leader in research-based sound equalization solutions for the professional and consumer audio marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.audyssey.com.