Linear Acoustic to offer AEROMAX-5.1

At IBC2007, Linear Acoustic will highlight its new AEROMAX-5.1 10-channel TV audio processor, which combines network-proven dynamics processing with surround-sound upmixing.

The new audio processor has the ability to handle metadata and extensive local audio features as well as offers optional 5.1-channel Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding.

AEROMAX-5.1 accepts 5.1-network and two-channel local audio, as well as digital or analog auxiliary stereo audio. A fully processed Lt-Rt or Lo-Ro downmix of the main program audio is continuously available via both digital and analog outputs for legacy two-channel paths.

Linear Acoustic will also highlight its Model LA-5151 MetaMAX series metadata loudness processor, a metadata-based loudness controller for DTV. The LA-5151 controls loudness in the compressed domain and eliminates the need for decoding/re-encoding or destructive PCM processing.

See Linear Acoustic at IBC2007 in stand 8.239, or visit