The incredible sound experience you have at the movie theater can now be duplicated in your home. Dolby Atmos allows you to have rich wall to wall sound by placing speakers around your room.
While the ultimate experience involves overhead speakers, there are plenty of other options to bring Atmos into your home. Many speaker manufacturers build Atmos-enabled speakers that have drivers firing up toward the ceiling. In the right room, bouncing sound off the ceiling can be very effective. There are also upward-firing speaker modules that can be placed on top of your existing speakers.
If you don’t have the room for a traditional component system, there are also several soundbars that are Atmos-enabled.
The number of speakers you need may vary, but Dolby suggests a minimum of two in-ceiling or Dolby Atmos enabled speakers in addition to the traditional 5.1 or 7.1 arrangement.
And don’t worry, you won’t need a new TV setup. Dolby Atmos is compatible with your current TV, projector, Blu-ray disc players, and streaming media devices.