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LennonCobain

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Does anyone know if the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Bose audio system supports discrete multichannel playback?
 

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The Audi Bose system does so good chance in the Caddy.

Whack some MCH FLACs on a USB and go for a test drive.
 

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Anyone knows about any plans for turning Dolby Atmos into multichannel flac? I wonder how Tidal are streaming D.A. As compressed ac3? Is this the only way?
You can't turn Atmos into FLAC (generally), since FLAC is limited to 8ch, and no official standard for dynamic panning.

TIDAL is streaming Atmos as lossy EC3.

Seriously though I guess this would be a purely data driven system without an optical drive but if that is the case then Atmos digital files will need to be available for download unless it is to be cloud based only? I don't know about cars outside of the UK but it is illegal to have video from a disc whilst the car is moving hence my cheeky comment above. This disables the disc menu so you have to get an album playing before moving. If the USB inputs are used, say with FLAC files, the usual menu works fine.

This was a long winded way of saying that Atmos in cars can probably only really work if digital Atmos files can be purchased. I
A minority of artist(s) are selling Atmos or 3D audio as DL files. There's TIDAL streaming as above.

Ford/Lincoln has DTS Neural & Porsche has Auro-3D upmixing apparently, but those may not support discrete surround (would be nice if they did).
 

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Thought this was quite cool. So Dolby Atmos in cars is coming... :phones

Think the car in the video is a de-badged Volvo? I can see this as an upgrade option from a lot of manufacturers down the line. And I think object based audio will sound great in a car.

 

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Thought this was quite cool. So Dolby Atmos in cars is coming... :phones

Think the car in the video is a de-badged Volvo? I can see this as an upgrade option from a lot of manufacturers down the line. And I think object based audio will sound great in a car.

The concern I have is that Atmos-enabled car audio systems may be streaming only (no native USB playback of other multichannel formats). Think of it as multichannel Sirius XM, complete with the same, lackluster sound quality.
 

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The concern I have is that Atmos-enabled car audio systems may be streaming only (no native USB playback of other multichannel formats). Think of it as multichannel Sirius XM, complete with the same, lackluster sound quality.
A possibility They might have atmos aka DSU upscaling (only). suppose SXM is 64kps HEAAC. So NGA/current codecs should be 20-50% better for the same bitrate. Atmos on TIDAL is 768kps EC3 (transparent), and the minimum is 384kps.
 
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