A New Immersive Audio Loudspeaker System

The M.Phil. in Music & Media Technologies (MMT) programme in Trinity College Dublin has recently constructed a new immersive audio loudspeaker system. The 7.1.4 array is based on 11 Equator D5 loudspeakers and is compatible with formats such as DTS-X, Dolby Atmos, and Higher Order Ambisonics.

Here’s a 360 photo of the system, which was constructed by X3 Acoustics.


To date, the system has been used for a number of research projects including a study on Ambisonic Decoder Listening Test Methodologies which I presented at the 152nd Audio Engineering Convention earlier this year.

The array is also used by students taking my Spatial Audio module in MMT, which you can read more about here;

This Spatial Audio module is now also offered as a stand-alone micro-credential, which are short, accredited learning experiences that facilitate flexible and innovative professional development and lifelong learning. More details on that can be found here