DTS Neural Surround Sound

Classical MPR is excited to broadcast in DTS Neural 5.1 Surround Sound


How can I enjoy Classical MPR in full surround?
You can listen to our Neural Encoded content on any surround receiver. Many receivers sold in recent years have the DTS Neural Surround Decoder built in. Simply engage the decoder on your pre-existing 5.1 home theater system and you are ready to hear surround sound over the radio or the web! If you're receiver does not have the Neural DTS decoder built in you can use the Pro-Logic II decoder.
You can also enjoy this broadcast in surround if you're listening on a DTS Neural Surround enabled surround receiver in your automobile. Again, you simply need to engage the DTS Neural Surround decoder and our broadcast will open up into beautiful 5.1 surround.

How does it work?
The DTS Neural Surround algorithm allows multiple audio channels to be encoded into the 2 channels available for radio broadcast or web streaming. The process is reversed in the home receiver allowing the 6 discrete channels to be retrieved and played out from the 2 channel stream.

How do I listen to a surround-encoded streaming video?
If you have a web-connected TV or receiver with surround speakers you can do the same thing you do for radio — engage the Neural DTS or ProLogic II decoder and you're ready to go.

What if I don't want to listen in surround? Don't worry. If you want to listen in stereo it will sound just fine. You don't need to change anything.

Troubleshooting FAQ

Q. I'm listening in surround and I don't hear the host.
A. Because the 5.1 upmix is fully discrete, the host voice can be steered directly into the center speaker. If your center channel is not correctly configured or is disconnected, you will not hear the host. Switch back to stereo and the host's voice will return. Now go ahead and verify that the center channel is working. The instructions that come with most receivers have detailed speaker set-up and testing documentation.

Q. I'm looking at my receiver and I don't see the Neural logo. How can I hear this broadcast in surround?
A. A. DTS Neural Surround encoded audio performs best with the DTS Neural decoder. That being said, on older receivers you might see other Neural brand logos. These decoders will work just fine. Try 'em out. In our testing we have also had some success with other brands of decoder including Dolby Pro Logic II and SRS. Flip through the available decoders on your receiver and see if any work. Just understand that the only way to hear DTS Neural Surround encoded audio to it's fullest potential is to use a DTS Neural Surround enabled receiver.

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