Onkyo and Sonic Emotion have collaborated to create the iLunar—a music system that produces a convincing 3D sound field from stereo sources.
Onkyo says that it welcomed the opportunity to work with Sonic Emotion on an audio system that places the listener center stage—irrespective of their location within the room—using the company’s patented Absolute 3D sound processing technology.
“We are delighted to release the new iLunar, which was jointly developed with Sonic Emotion,” said Nobuaki Okuda, CTO of Onkyo Corporation. “Over the last few years, we’ve been working on creating some exciting new Listening Style Audio systems, and we are gratified by the favorable response in markets around the world.
“We believe we can continue to provide a dynamic listening experience to customers with our iLunar, which features Absolute 3D sound technology. With our Value Creation concept, we provide a new value proposition to our customers. We will continue to work hard to introduce products and services with the power to move,” Okuda said.
Absolute 3D works by locating sound objects within a stereo mix, recreating their original positions using the iLunar’s loudspeaker array. Together with Onkyo’s audio engineering mastery, the technology allows listeners to experience natural, immersive sound from anywhere in the room.
“Partnering with Onkyo to create, develop and launch iLunar with our Absolute 3D sound technology has been an incredible experience,” said Rajeev Kapur, CEO of Sonic Emotion.