What is Dolby Atmos?

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Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is an audio technology which creates sounds that are more immersive and realistic for the listener. Every sound is clear and has it’s own space and position around you.

It’s a 3D audio technology often used in cinemas. Dolby Atmos captures the entire audio space with up to 128 audio tracks, delivering the sound of people, objects, and environments in all directions including overhead.

Speakers deliver sound that moves around the room, giving the impression that the listener is inside the action. It provides a more natural experience than traditional surround sound, which channels audio to discrete channels.

The improved audio quality is achieved by adding height information to its surround sound mix so that sounds can be heard from any point in space.

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Is It Accessible On Home TVs?

Yes, Dolby Atmos technology has been incorporated into various home cinema systems and TV soundbars. Look for systems that are Dolby Atmos enabled so you can experience moving and immersive sound in your own home.

When Was Dolby Atmos Released?

It was first introduced in 2012 and it has quickly become the standard for premium cinema. It offers better fidelity than traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound systems because it creates sounds that seem to be coming from every direction.

The system was developed by Dolby Laboratories as an extension of Dolby Digital Plus (DD+), combining two channels of object-based coding (the company’s proprietary format) with legacy 5.1 or 7.1 coding techniques to reproduce overhead sound effects.

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