Neo:6 is a DTS propriety algorithm aimed with the primary objective of providing a richer and more natural sound in multi channel derived from a two channel source. It is targeted for applications involving multi-channel A/V receivers so that the single unit can deliver up to seven audio output while still capable of delivering matrix encoded stereo output. Neo:6 adopts the multi channel speaker layout with three front and four surround and back speaker sets. The matrix encoded stereo channels are delivered as Lt and Rt.
The process of subband filtering adopted in Neo:6 provides for separation of multiple dominant signals which eventually reduces the masking of important audio signals by a single dominant signal within a subband. Also by expanding the sound field, Neo:6 can more accurately position audio elements. As a result, signals which otherwise appear to emanate from the same location might appear to emerge from a different point. This provides better directional acoustics to the end user.