Linear Acoustic Announces New UPMAX:neo™ 5.1 Channel Surround Upmixer, Now Shipping

LANCASTER, Pa. -- April 9, 2008 -- Linear Acoustic, a manufacturer of customer-centric multichannel sound solutions for digital broadcast, today announced that the new UPMAX:neo™ 2-channel to 5.1-channel surround upmixer is now shipping.

“We are pleased to release the next generation of our premier upmixing product,” said Linear Acoustic Founder Tim Carroll. “Our customers will benefit from the additional algorithm choices, hardware options, and the new compact size.”

Based on the award-winning upMAX 2251 product, the new UPMAX:neo shrinks the footprint to a compact, roadworthy1RU chassis. Additional upmixing choices are added to the original upMAX algorithm for increased flexibility in post production applications. Metadata input is standard, along with GPI inputs to control upmixing.

Available options include an eight-channel monitoring grade balanced analog output with remote volume, mute, and return to reference inputs. Future options will include software remote control, built-in metadata generation and HD-SDI I/O allowing for embedding and de-embedding of audio channels.

More information about Linear Acoustic and the company‘s products is available at

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About Linear Acoustic

Linear Acoustic provides innovative, customer-centric solutions for managing multichannel surround sound audio and loudness issues in digital broadcast. The company designs and manufactures the acclaimed AEROMAX™, StreamStacker™, and MetaMAX™ lines of products, and licenses key technologies to OEM partners. It has been involved worldwide in projects with all major U.S. terrestrial networks, multiple local stations, and companies including Dolby Laboratories, Sirius Satellite Radio, Microsoft, HBO, Viacom (Showtime, MTV, etc.), Disney (ABC, ESPN), Sony Studios, and others. It is also actively involved in the ATSC, the NRSC, and other industry organizations, as well as being members of the AES, IEEE, and a sustaining member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. More information is available at