Updated: Jul 7, 2018
An Introduction to the long awaited Dolby Atmos object oriented sound system...
Many leading Hollywood movies, including recent Academy Award® winning films,
are presented in Dolby Atmos®, as this revolutionary sound technology allows
filmmakers unprecedented realism and creative freedom. With Dolby Atmos, content
creators can precisely place and move sounds almost anywhere, including overhead,
to create a multidimensional listening experience.
Dolby Atmos technology is now available for the home and will produce a
multidimensional listening experience never before experienced in a home theater.
And you’ll get a great immersive experience, no matter what kind of Dolby Atmos
home theater setup you have. Dolby Atmos content is mixed as audio objects instead
of traditional channels. This means the content is not tied to any specific playback
configuration. Further, the technology automatically adapts the object audio to take
full advantage of the number and placement of your speakers, from systems with
five speakers on the floor and two speakers producing overhead sound to a Dolby
Atmos system with as many as 24 speakers on the floor and 10 overhead speakers.
Additionally, a new Dolby surround upmixer allows for legacy channel-based content
that has not been mixed for Dolby Atmos to be expanded to fill the flexible speaker
layouts of a Dolby Atmos system.
These installation guidelines are intended to be a resource for integrating Dolby
Atmos into a home theater system and unlocking the potential of this revolutionary
audio format. Details include use of conventional overhead speakers and Dolby
Atmos enabled speaker technology, which enables you to architect a system capable
of reproducing overhead sound, even if you’re not able to put speakers in or on a