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What Is Dolby Atmos? All You Need to Know for Your Home Theater

FAQs on Dolby Atmos Surround Sound

What Is Dolby Atmos? All You Need to Know for Your Home Theater

If you’re thinking about building a home theater system and are looking into surround sound, you may have come across the phrase Dolby Atmos. But what is it? Is it a speaker brand or another device you need to add to your system?

You’re not alone—many people have questions about Dolby Atmos. Below, we’ll explain everything you need to know so you can bring the best audio possible to your Jupiter, FL home.

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What Is Dolby Atmos?

Dolby Atmos is an audio technology that creates “immersive sound” in surround speaker systems. Dolby Atmos is not its own speaker brand, but it licenses its technology to other speaker manufacturers to use in their products.

How Does Dolby Atmos Improve Surround Sound?

Dolby Atmos takes the surround sound experience to all-new dimensions. Its upward-firing technology allows each individual piece of audio to bounce across over 128 points in a sound field rather than stick to a specific channel. That means sound moves freely across the room, hovering in different areas and above seats. It won’t be obvious which speaker is playing dialogue and which is playing sound effects—it will be all around you! 

What Speakers Use Dolby Atmos Technology?

You can find Dolby Atmos technology in speakers and amplifiers by manufacturers like Dynaudio, Monitor Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, and more. But Atmos can work in existing home theaters by adding modules on top of the speakers you already own.

Where Do I Install Dolby Atmos Speakers?

Dolby Atmos’s immersive sound is meant to be played above and around viewers. You can either install ceiling speakers or add modules to the tops of your existing surround sound speakers. Dolby Atmos is typically installed at a left/right position at the front or rear of the cinema. 

Where Can I Find Dolby Atmos Content?

More movies and TV shows than ever are being produced in Dolby Atmos sound formats. You can find Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray discs and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Plus, music streaming services like Apple Music are now offering Dolby Atmos-optimized music, so you can feel like you’re really there at a concert while in your home theater. You can learn more about finding Dolby Atmos content here!

Ready to bring immersive surround sound to your Jupiter-area home theater? Definitive Electronics is here to help. Contact our team here to discuss your home cinema project today!