New Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound system
Dolby Atmos is a new type of surround sound system, which adds speakers overhead in addition to the normal front, center, side and back speakers. The overhead speakers add a third dimension to the surround sound to give true 3D surround sound.
With the new Dolby Atmos home sound systems you have sound coming from the top of your head as well and this gives stunning sound to scenes like in a thunder storm, where you can feel the deafening sound of thunder overhead from the top speakers, and the natural sound of rain falling on the ground around you coming from the front, side and rear speakers.
Dolby introduced the Atmos sound system in 2012 and the first movie recorded in this new Atmos surround sound was the 'Brave'. The first movie theatre to have Dolby Atmos Surround system speakers fitted was the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California and 'Brave' was the first movie to be played in Dolby Atmos sound in this theatre in June 2012. The Dolby Theatre is famous as the venue of the annual Oscar Awards ceremony.
The following YouTube video explains how the Dolby Atmos sound works in a Cinema theatre. It is quite a long video, but you just need to see only about 5 minutes of the video to understand how Dolby Atmos sound has revolutionized the enjoyment of sound in a movie theatre.
Dolby Atmos Home Sound System, Home Theatre with Dolby Atmos
Now it is now possible to enjoy the fantastic ATMOS 3D surround sound at home with new Dolby Atmos surround sound systems from famous Audio companies like Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha. These Companies are introducing many new Dolby Atmos Audio Receivers either stand alone Dolby Atmos Receivers or as Dolby Atmos Home Theatre in a Box (HTIB) complete with receiver and all the required speakers.
The new Dolby Atmos home audio system can be either the standard 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker systems with the addition of either 2 or 4 over head speakers. When 2 overhead speakers are used in a 5.1 surround sound speaker system, it becomes a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos surround sound speaker system and if 4 overhead speakers are used it becomes a 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos surround sound speaker system. Similarly with the use of 2 or 4 overhead speakers in a 7.1 surround sound system becomes a 7.1.2 or 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos surround sound system. The diagram shows a 7.1.4 system courtesy of Onkyo website.
The video below describes the working of a Dolby Atmos Home Theatre surround sound system. The video also explains how it is possible to convert existing home surround sound system, either 5.1 or 7.1 ordinary surround sound systems to Dolby Atmos surround system using extra upward firing speakers, which makes mounting speakers on the ceiling unnecessary.
The Dolby Atmos sound sytem is the latest and top of the range sound system you can add to your home theater. You would just love the 3D sound effects of the dolby Atmos.