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The Jazz Groove in Surround Sound.

Wikipedia describes Surround Sound as a technique for enriching the sound reproduction quality of an audio source with additional audio channels from speakers that surround the listener (surround channels), providing sound from a 360° radius in the horizontal plane.

Not all of the music on The Jazz Groove was recorded and mixed for Surround 5.1 but a sizeable percentage of it is. So if you have the correct hardware, then let us know about your surround experience.

Follow the hardware tips below for listening to The Jazz Groove on your Surround 5.1 system.

Playing Surround Streams

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10 and Mac OS X support multi-channel AAC decoding using various browsers. Some with, and without, and HTML5/MSE players.

Surround streams are AAC Multichannel. They are NOT Dolby Digital or DTS.

Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X include support for AAC Multichannel decoding within the operating system and host device, and will output surround streams as Multi-Channel Linear PCM.

The easiest way to achieve the best quality is by using HDMI audio to a surround receiver. Due to bandwidth limitations of S/PDIF coaxial or optical interfaces, Multi-Channel Linear PCM is not supported over these interfaces, so this is a no-go. Multi-channel analog or digital outputs may also be used with an appropriate multi-channel sound device, and connected to the appropriate receiver or amplifier inputs.


On Windows


HDMI to Suround Receiver

This will output LPCM Multichannel Audio over HDMI. This is NOT a Dolby Digital or DTS Mode.

For this reason, S/PDIF Output will NOT work, as LPCM Multichannel is not supported by S/PDIF.


On Mac

Thunderbolt to HDMI/DVI Adapter - Required for Mac



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