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Home Theater Geeks

November 2012  It's All in Your Head

Lorr Kramer of Smyth Research is interviewed by Scott Wilkinson.

Sound on Sound

July 2013  Virtual Speaker Monitoring System


February 2013  Smyth Research Realiser A8 Headphone Audio Processor Reviewed

Positive Feedback

December 2012  Writer's Choice Award


October 2012  Summertime savior plus the Smyth Realiser A8

Positive Feedback

September/October 2012  Smyth Research Realiser A8

"In all my experiences as an audiophile, I've never encountered as significant an advance in audio reproduction as Smyth Research's Realiser A8 and its SVS processing."


March 2012  AXPONA 2012 Show Report

Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

March 2012  AXPONA 2012: Smyth Research’s Realiser


March 2012  Smyth Research Recreates Audio Nirvana


February 2012  Headphone Heaven at Audio High

Cinema Audio Society Quarterly

Fall 2011  Virtual Mixing with the A8 Realiser

"...mind numbingly accurate...."

Soundstage! Xperience

September 2011  Smyth Research Realiser A8 Audio Processor

"The Realiser is a groundbreaking piece of equipment that must be heard. It’s like no other audio component out there, and it does everything Smyth Research says it does."


April 2011  AXPONA Atlanta

Confessions of a Part-Time Audiophile

February 2011  It Will Blow Your Mind: a Date with the Smyth Realiser

"...the best thing I've heard in audio all year."


January 2011  Product of the Year

"...an advancement that may completely change how we listen to music and watch video...."


November 2010  Music in the Round

"Multichannel recordings were so compelling that I periodically had to remove the 'phones just to convince myself that they were the actual source of this wonderful illusion."


September 2010  Headphone Potential Realised

"So how well does the unit work? In a word, outstanding!!!"


August 2010  Smyth Research Realiser A8 Headphone Surround Simulator

"...it really knocked my socks off."


July 2010  Smyth Realiser A8: Perfect surround sound over headphones

"When I heard the Realiser A8 do surround for the first time, I whipped the headphones off in disbelief. Wow!"

Widescreen Review

October 2009  A Revolutionary Virtual Surround Headphone Technology: Stephen Smyth On Smyth Virtual Surround (subscription required)


April 2009  The Smyth Realiser A-8 or How I Learned to Love Virtualization

"The result is a virtualization of an existing listening system complete with room cues and acoustics unlike anything Ive experienced in audio."

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Posted by: Neil Gader


AES Technical Paper

April 2008  Smyth SVS Headphone Surround Monitoring for Studios


presented at the 23rd Audio Engineering Society UK Conference 2008
by Mike Smyth and Stephen Smyth

May 2008  Stereomojo Special Report, CanJam 2008

"This unimposing box houses some extreme technology and a breakthrough in surround sound listening via headphones. It is not some gimmicky manipulation of phase to simulate 5.1 surround, it is a totally new concept and process, and I can tell you, hello, it works."

Barry Rudolph


October 2006  Smyth Virtual Surround technology

"I found the system completely 'fooled' me ... I would be hard pressed to tell any differences. The sound in the phones was just like the sound of the speakers."

Barry Rudolph is an L.A.-based recording engineer, barryrudolph.com


Widescreen Review

September 2004  Widescreen Review Issue 88 (subscription required)

"...I am convinced that this revolutionary technology will significantly transform headphone listening into a holosonic spherical surround experience limited only by the fidelity and spatial realism obtainable with real in-room home theatre and surround music system....

...I am just totally overwhelmed by this technology...."

Cover story by Gary Reber, Editor-In-Chief


Head-Fi Forum  Long awaited Smyth SVS Realiser NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

"Doing the SVS demo and knowing immediately that all of those great things I had read about the Smyth system and technology were more true than I could have imagined!" Wmcmanus, 05-11-2009
  Head-Fi forum  Smyth Virtual Surround Technology for Headphones

"Smyth Research's Smyth Virtual Surround Technology really stole the show for me at CanJam" ... Edwood, 05-06-2008
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