DaySequerra Debuts iMix 5.1 Headphone Monitor

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Designed for broadcasters and sound designers who need accurate rendering of a discreet 5.1 soundstage in their headphones, the iMix 5.1 Monitor works with any type of headphones and does not require special encoding or artificial ambience for reproduction of multichannel audio.

DaySequerra (, a leading provider of high-performance surround audio solutions for Radio, TV and internet broadcasters, will debut at NAB 2016 a new 5.1 headphone monitoring system. Designed for accurate rendering of a discreet 5.1 soundstage, the iMix 5.1 Monitor does not require artificial ambience or special encoding to accurately reproduce multichannel audio in headphones. Additionally, the iMix 5.1 Monitor works with any type of headphone, including open backed, closed back, in ear or ear buds without the need for individual HRTF calibration or special setup.

Developed over a two-year period, this new DaySequerra product allows for accurate and quick assessment of 5.1 surround audio including program quality, levels and loudness. The iMix 5.1 Monitor ships with 3 sets of AES digital inputs and features the latest version ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurement system as well as a built-in web server; an HD-SDI input is optional. No proprietary encoding is required; test tone locations are rendered with precise image integrity. BLITS tones and TWIRL tests are readily managed without the need for artificial ambience that masks the program audio.

“We’ve had many requests from our current HDTV and radio broadcast customers for a 5.1 surround headphone monitor that would allow them to monitor and QC their 5.1 broadcasts outside a specially-designed (and expensive) audio room,” said David Day, DaySequerra president. “Our team has delivered a robust solution that allows users to work with their preferred type of headphones, achieving the sonic accuracy they need without special setup or calibration. There simply isn’t anything else in the world that can do that. It’s the only completely compatible, non-ambient-creating surround headphone technology available.”

The iMix 5.1 Monitor is designed for use by broadcasters, production houses, content creators, recording studios, mastering houses and HDTV networks.

iMix 5.1 Headphone Monitor field testing will start during the upcoming NASCAR, MLB and NFL seasons; production will commence in Q4.

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About DaySequerra: DaySequerra provides high-performance audio solutions for radio, TV and Internet broadcasters. Technology applications include loudness measurement and loudness control, transmitting multichannel surround audio over stereo, and digital radio processing and monitoring. DaySequerra's technology partners include DTS and iBiquity Digital. DaySequerra’s state-of-the-art products are marketed and sold under ATI Audio and DaySequerra brands with well over 100,000 units installed in racks worldwide. DaySequerra is proud to be a founding member of the Broadcast Industry Consortium. For more information, email info(at)daysequerra(dot)com or phone 856-719-9900.

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