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Our thoughts on Triad Speakers’ “7 things you must know when designing an Atmos system”

Triad’s View Triad Speakers have put together a set of “new rules” for the design of Dolby Atmos Home Theater systems: Position ALL Listener Level speakers with their acoustic centers (tweeters) below the wall’s mid-point*. Reserve the upper half of the room for height effects. Use only speakers that can focus an image with accurate panning: […]

Dolby Atmos: Dispersion Requirements for Ceiling Speakers

In this blog article we look at the dispersion requirements for ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos system. We consider the example of a system with 4 ceiling speakers and two seating rows and show how dispersion requirements change for: Speakers firing straight down vs. angled at the listening area. Different ceiling heights (9’6″, 8’6″ and 7’6″). […]

Ten Speaker Layout Tips for Dolby Atmos, DTS.X & Auro

Dolby Atmos has been a big thing with our client base. Since the format was announced >80% of our theaters have been designed to support Atmos and other next-generation audio formats such as DTS.X and Auro. Here are some of our learnings and recommendations based on these experiences: Ensure there is a clear line of sight […]

5 Tips For Getting The Best Home Theater Sound Possible

This short, but SWEET, article will give you some tips on how to make sure your home theater delivers the sonic goods, giving you the best home theater sound your equipment is capable of. Tip 1: Use the right speakers This one is absolutely critical. Many people are simply using the wrong speakers in their […]

Home theater speaker layout – 5.1 and 7.1 recommendations from Dolby, THX and ITU

Where do I put all these speakers in my 5.1 or 7.1 channel home theater? That’s the question we tackle in this article. There are three main organizations that provide guidance on speaker placement. They are THX, Dolby and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). THX and Dolby guidance is directed principally for movie production and […]