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How Does Dolby Atmos Enrich Your Home Theater?

How Does Dolby Atmos Enrich Your Home Theater?

Give Your Westlake Home Theater Setup an Audio Upgrade

For years, Dolby surround sound has been the standard for the vast majority of home theater setups. But as technology evolves, there are new audio solutions that can make the sound in your home theater even more lifelike and immersive. Dolby is once again leading the charge with Dolby Atmos, which has revolutionized how cinemas deliver sound to audiences.

Westlake homeowners are now able to reap those same benefits for their dedicated home theaters and media rooms, and this blog gives you a rundown of Dolby Atmos’ features and the best way to set up the system in your home.


What Makes Dolby Atmos Special?

The key to understanding Dolby Atmos lies in its name, pulled from the Greek word for “air.” Whereas traditional surround sound plays audio from set locations placed around the viewer, Dolby Atmos takes full advantage of the space in the room and makes sound emanate from thin air.

Rather than having sound move across channels, Dolby Atmos creates individual audio objects for each specific sound that aren’t restricted by channels. Instead, your soundbar or speakers move those audio objects to exact spots in the entire three-dimensional space of the room, so you’ll hear sounds coming from above, below, far, and away. This was a game-changer for cinemas, and Dolby Atmos has now become a premium theater feature akin to 3-D and IMAX.

You can avoid the upcharge by installing a Dolby Atmos system in your Westlake home. You can’t 100% replicate the cinema viewing experience because your home screen is never going to be as big as the IMAX at a megaplex, but that’s not the case with audio. You can have a superior listening experience with an even greater sense of specificity and scale by adding Dolby Atmos to your home theater.


How Do You Set Up Dolby Atmos?

There are multiple configuration options for Dolby Atmos. You can use a single Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, or opt for an Atmos-enabled 5.1.2 or 7.1.2 setup with upward firing speakers. Because Atmos is so focused on precision, we recommend reaching out to audio installation professionals like the team at Home Theater Technologies.

We’ll handle all the placement, wiring, and programming, and link your new Dolby Atmos system to your larger home control network. A professional installation guarantees that your speaker configuration works for the unique acoustics of the room. The dimensions, the furniture, and the surfaces in the space will all affect how sound travels, and we design audio systems that find the perfect acoustic balance.

Want to learn more about what Dolby Atmos can add to your Westlake home theater setup? Reach out to one of our specialists at (817) 381-7262 or by filling out our online form.


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