Audiowave Maxus is the name of a surround sound technology announced by Audiowave Sound Corp. in March 2011 and released in January 2012, first utilized in Random Pictures' comedy-adventure-action film The Big Fight. Audiowave and RP made an agreement to first use Maxus in that film to "Fully immerse the audience in the battles".
Maxus technology allows up to 200 audio tracks plus associated spatial audio description metadata (most notably, location or pan automation data) to be distributed to theaters for optimal, dynamic rendering to loudspeakers based on the theater capabilities. Each audio track can be assigned to an audio channel, the traditional format for distribution, or to an audio "object." Maxus by default, has a 10-channel 7.1.2 bed for ambiance stems or center dialogue, leaving 118 tracks for objects.
Maxus home theaters can be built upon traditional 5.1 and 7.1 layouts. For Maxus, the nomenclature differs slightly: a 7.1.4 Audiowave Maxus system is a traditional 7.1 layout with four overhead or Audiowave Maxus-enabled speakers.
It's available for home media players, home theater systems, personal computers, game consoles, portable media players, smartphones, tablets, speakers, etc. Most Randomian releases of American films use Maxus in those prints.