What is Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos has made its way from the film sets and post production suites all the way into your living rooms across the UK, Dolby Atmos has quickly become one of the most important and impressive technologies in home cinema. Amtos is a surround sound technology that was developed in 2012.

It expands upon the current 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound setups with surround channels an effect coming from overhead this is crucial point about Atmos enveloping the audience in a dome of sound.

What happens to your AV when Moving Home

Up to 400 speakers can be used in the top professional Dolby Atmos cinemas, but in the domestic environment it’s unlikely you will have a large enough room. For home systems there are a number of simpler options but we have found none of the sound bars or up firing add on module type budget speakers actually separate the channel effects effectively and allow you to unleash Atmos in its full glory.

From our experience Atmos requires the speaker placement to be where you would expect that particular effect to come from when watching a movie room size has to be taken into account, most rooms will only lend themselves to speakers setup as front left, Front right & Front centre, 2x surround left and rights and two or 4x in ceiling Atmos height effects, if the room is longer then we may opt for 2x extra speakers in the rear but this is really only used in the dedicated cinema rooms we provide.

Some Films filmed in Dolby Atmos

1# Gravity
2# 1st Man
3# Blade Runner 2049
4# Mad Max Fury Road
5# Fury

Coming Soon! Dolby Atmos Music

In the latest studio advancements in technology directors are now introducing object based effects in music. The technology is based on the new wave success of Dolby Atmos cinema installation and has been adding a whole new dimension to engineered sound precisely placing a sound effect in a certain point in the room the user will experience music in an immersive 3D environment.

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