While home theater enthusiasts don't typically have a hard time finding equipment to support nearly any multichannel audio arrangement they can envision, IDT is hoping to assist those PC users out there experience the same bliss with new multichannel HD audio codecs. The IDT92HD73C, IDT92HD73D and IDT92HD73E feature 6-, 8- and 10-channel stereo channels respectively "enabling simultaneous audio and VoIP capability," and while the 6-channel version should be found on high-end laptops, the 8-channel iteration was designed for use in "ultra-high-end" lappies while the 10-channel codec will likely be used in desktop applications. All three offer up stereo 24-bit resolution with sample rates of up to 192kHz and dual S/PDIF outputs for easy integration with multichannel equipment.

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