EBU Evaluations of MCA Codecs

EBU Tech 3339

There is an increasing demand for surround sound in broadcast, downloaded and streamed material. Bandwidth restrictions result in the need for audio coding at lower bit-rates. This Phase 3 report compares cascaded MCA codecs.

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The D/MAE group has assessed various multichannel audio systems and their results are reported here.

The audio test sequences described in this document are available HERE. EBU Terms of Use for these sequences

The Phase 1 & 2 report is in EBU Tech 3324.