The Evolving Legacy
To meet the multifaceted demands of the home entertainment market, the Chace research and development team re-designed the original Chace Surround Stereo™ processor to deliver both 5.1 and 6.1 audio. Chace Digital Stereo® was completed in 1999 and is able to convert mono, stereo (L/R), LCRS, Lt/Rt (matrix stereo), or any combination into true multi-channel stereo. Singin’ in the Rain, Bridge on the River Kwai, Goldfinger, Mission Impossible (the original television series), This is Spinal Tap, Blazing Saddles, and Raging Bull are just a few of the hundreds of titles that have been converted to multi-channel stereo with this process.
Since the development of the Chace Optical Sound Processor® (COSP) in 1985, Chace has kept pace with advancements in scanning and computer technology to improve the quality of transfers from optical sound track negatives. The latest improvement to the technology, the COSP-Xi, (Chace Optical Sound Processor – eXtended intelligence), has digital tools and functions that achieve a quality superior to transferring a print of the same track.