Linear Acoustic Offers Trade-In Opportunity

Linear Acoustic has announced that it will offer a $10,000 price advantage on the purchase of a new AERO.2000 Audio/Loudness Manager when customers trade in any or all of their old television processors.

Participating Linear Acoustic dealers in the U.S. and abroad can now offer a fully optioned version of the recently introduced AERO.2000 at a significant cost savings to their customers in exchange for any television processor in any condition from any manufacturer – including Linear Acoustic.

Christina Carroll, Linear Acoustic Vice President/Executive Director, says the program is designed to make the latest television audio technology available to more broadcasters.  “TV audio has changed significantly even in the past few years, but we’re sensitive to the fact that budgets sometimes stand in the way of keeping up with the latest technology. We designed this program so that broadcasters who want to deliver the best audio experience for their viewers can better afford to do so.”

Introduced at NAB 2013, AERO.2000 offers AEROMAX loudness control, upmixing via the company’s renowned UPMAX II algorithm, and optional Dolby encoding/decoding and Nielsen watermarking.

It also employs the patented Linear Acoustic Intelligent Dynamics hybrid metadata processing system which allows the content itself to control the processing.  Programming identified as well produced and trusted can be passed along without additional control, while content that is not marked as trusted can still be well-managed to ensure compliance. Broadcasters can even opt to make their processing partially or completely reversible, allowing consumers to tailor the audio to their liking.  The system is completely non-codec-specific.

AERO.2000 offers support for up to 16 audio channels in two independent instances (5.1+2+Local and 2+2+Local), provides a high degree of program flexibility, and includes ITU-R BS.1770-3 loudness metering for all programs.