Dolby Takes Atmos Into the Home Theater
Dolby Laboratories held a demonstration day to showcase both its cinema and home theater applications of Dolby Atmos sound technology at its New York City offices. The company's senior director of sound technology research, Brett Crockett, and its director of content creation and playback, Craig Eggers, provided background and explanation on how it all works.
Dolby ran an "apples-to-apples" comparison of the Atmos cinema version
—which employs multiple overhead speakers for a height effect—against Atmos-enabled speakers in a home theater setting whereby certain speakers, which either contain Atmos-enabled upward-firing modules or are tethered to Atmos-enabled upward-firing modules, work in tandem with Dolby Atmos-endowed AV receivers to produce the height effect without overhead-positioned speakers.
built-in or exterior modules) provides the height effect that makes for the Atmos (or a 5.1.2) experience.
were conducted by Product Marketing Manager Pete Razukas. They consisted of a Dolby Atmos AV receiver and left, center and right speakers, with A-B switching (for comparison purposes) between four overhead in-ceiling speakers and four Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (two side-located and two rear-located).s