The Beginners Guide to Dolby Atmos
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    The Beginners Guide to Dolby Atmos
The Beginners Guide to Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos is a new surround sound system popular both in homes and cinemas. There was a time when people would not mind the flat sounds of basic speakers when setting up their home theatres, but now there are far more options out there to enrich the sounds and experiences of a movie-watching set-up.

What is Dolby Atmos?

In cinema use, this high-tech audio equipment has been around for a few years already and is becoming more popular as time goes on. It uses movement in the sound to make the cinema come to life. In the cinema, this involves the clever placement of speakers around the room and, most importantly, above the viewer on the ceiling. This helps bring the sound from all directions, resulting in an experience that transforms the movie from flat to all around us.

Bringing the stunning sound to your home

The 3D sound is now available not only for the big screen but for your small screen too. With something so high tech and forward thinking, you might imagine that it's a complicated system. You would be wrong. 

Setting up this high-quality audio system is simple and you even have a couple of options for whichever set-up works for you. If you would prefer to use a sound bar, placing it just in front of your TV between you and the screen bounces the sound off the room itself, providing you with the three dimensional sound that lets you drop down into the experience of the movie.

However, if you would prefer to use speakers, you don't have to worry about spending all day setting up dozens of them around the room; Dolby Atmos can be installed with a minimum of six speakers in the recommended set-up and this will provide you with crisp, beautiful audio whatever you're watching.

There are many programs that support it, such as Pioneer and Yamaha, so there are many options in getting the best of the best when it comes to your sound system. It is an easily installation; an A/V receiver calibrates the room to learn where best to map out the 3D sound, then use Atmos-enabled speakers or sound bar to provide a similar feel to the sound in a cinema right in your front room.

A new experience in high-quality audio

There are few things as disappointing as sitting down to watch a movie and discovering that the sound is terrible. Trying to watch a blockbuster on a laptop, for example, can be frustrating at best. So much is lost when bad audio quality kicks in, and it becomes almost pointless to watch the movie. Despite the fact movies are a highly visual medium, the sound is just as powerful.

By using enhanced technology such as this surround system it is possible to add depth and interest to the movie like never before. Instead of only feeling the rumble of the explosions in the cinema you can bring that home with you. 

There is more coming: you can also use the Atmos technology on your phone through headphones without needing to purchase any additional technology, and it is certain that Atmos will pick up in popularity across the world of sound entertainment. With sound this great available so easily, you will have the thrill of the cinema's sound wherever you go.

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