With surround sound, you get audio in front, on the sides and behind you. But with Dolby Atmos, sound comes from above you as well. Hear birds flying overhead, rain falling from the sky, or an explosion surrounding you. It’s an experience you don’t just hear, you feel.
The Finest Theaters Now at Home
Until recently, only the finest movie theaters offered Dolby Atmos technology, enveloping movie-goers in this amazing sound. But now, with Dolby Atmos-enabled receivers and speakers, the best theater sound is available at home.
Atmos for All
Many Blu-ray movies have been pre-mixed to deliver the ultimate Dolby Atmos experience. But you don’t need one of these movies to get this incredible sound. Atmos-enabled receivers up-convert nearly everything you watch, from sporting events to TV shows, to deliver the best possible audio experience.
To enjoy full Dolby Atmos sound, you’ll need a Dolby Atmos-enabled receiver, Dolby Atmos speakers or in-ceiling speakers with floorstanding surrounds. A Blu-ray player and the right environment are also recommended.
What You Need
Dolby Atmos-Enabled Receiver and Blu-ray Player
These receivers take the audio from what you’re watching and deliver it to the appropriate speakers for 360° sound. They also up-convert audio that isn’t mixed in Dolby Atmos for the best possible audio experience. For true Dolby Atmos sound, a Blu-ray player that plays pre-mixed Dolby Atmos movies is also required.
What You Need
With Dolby Atmos you can either use in-ceiling speakers with surround speakers (any speakers will work), or you can purchase Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers from Pioneer Elite or Definitive Technology that give you both the front-firing and upward-firing sound. Atmos modular speakers that only provide the upward sound are also available to use with traditional speakers.
What You Need
The Right Room
Vaulted ceilings and ceilings of differing heights and materials all make it difficult to create the perfect Dolby Atmos sound. Using in-ceiling speakers can help this, but when using Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers that bounce the sound off the ceiling to create the above you sound, a moderate height, flat ceiling is required.
Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers feature the front-firing sound of a traditional speaker, plus an upward-firing speaker that reflects audio off your ceiling to create the above you sound. Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker attachments that you place next to, or on top of, your existing speakers are also available.
Setup Option 2: In-Ceiling Speakers
When using in-ceiling speakers, you’ll also need floorstanding speakers to provide the surround sound. This option allows you to use any in-ceiling and floorstanding speaker you wish. The Dolby Atmos receiver will deliver the audio to the right speakers for the 360º audio experience.