Arcam AVRs Treated to Auro-3D Update

Posted on 20th April, 2020

Arcam AVRs Treated to Auro-3D Update

Arcam has added Auro-3D tech to its latest AV receivers.

The Cambridge-based audio firm has announced that its Autumn 2019-announced AVR10, AVR20, AVR30 receivers along with the AV40 AV processor will be equipped with Auro-3D, an immersive – and fully backwards compatible – technology and format that creates a full, three-dimensional space around the listener, said Arcam today.

Arcam AVR30 Auro-3D

The magic of Auro-3D technology is found in its introduction of, and use of, the crucial third and final dimension – the height layer. Utilising recommended speaker configurations that range from Auro 9.1 to Auro 13.1, the updated Arcam models promise to send you into the virtual world of their selected content, regardless of the original format.

The Arcam design team has implemented Auro-3D, combining the Auro-Codec decoder and Auro-Matic up-mixer, into the company's latest AVRs. We are told that this enables an immersive audio experience that accurately reproduces 3D audio for a superior effect. Owners of the upgraded Arcam AVRs just need to add a Blu-ray player, and an Auro-3D configured speaker array.

Arcam AV40 Auro-3D

Auro-3D capable speaker formations do not require ceiling speakers, meaning there's no need to lug out the toolbox. Simply mount speakers above the existing surround layer to enable the necessary vertical stereo field. Here, the Auro-3D-equipped ARCAM models add a 'height
layer' directly above the speakers at 30 degrees.

Rudy Van Duppen, CEO of Auro Technologies, told StereoNET:

Auro Technologies is thrilled to see Auro-3D enabled on the newest Arcam AV receivers. This announcement signifies a milestone for the expansion of Auro-3D into more devices and Arcam's commitment to expand the availability of Auro-3D. Auro-3D brings to customers the truest to real-life immersive experiences for the Home.

Nick Clarke, Senior Director, Global Engineering Luxury Audio, added:

We're very pleased to have Auro-3D certified on our products allowing the end-user greater choice and flexibility. It's been a really fun experience working with the Auro-3D team to bring this partnership to life, and I'm excited by the possibilities it brings to the experience of Arcam users – both now and in the future.

Auro-3D content is already available on Blu-ray discs, and the catalogue continues to grow. Crucially, though, Auro-3D technology also works with 'non-Auro' content.

From today, April 20th, Auro-3D will be available as a firmware update for the ARCAM AVR10, AVR20, AVR30, and AV40.

For more information, check out Arcam.

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