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Sound in Motion: Excite All of Your Senses with Dolby Atmos

Michigan Smart Home Experts Invite You to Experience Full Surround Sound

Sound in Motion: Excite All of Your Senses with Dolby Atmos

Are you ready to experience cinema the way filmmakers intended? Automation Design + Entertainment has years of experience building custom home theaters throughout the Michigan area and we are always excited to share the new and exciting developments occurring in today’s home technology market.

With the popularity of Ultra-HD televisions on the rise, the shockingly realistic picture clarity of a 4K screen is now on the “must-have” list for many homeowners. Yet for a truly spectacular viewing experience, rich, detailed audio should always accompany a top of the line screen. Enter: Dolby Atmos®.

Dolby Atmos marks a fundamental shift not only in the way sound is positioned in films but also in the way we experience the movies.

Atmos first took the world by storm when it premiered in commercial theaters with the release of Pixar’s Brave in 2012. And with the release of this summer’s Inside Out (also from Pixar), the technology will have appeared in 200 films.

Why do integration experts like the team at Automation Design + Entertainment find Dolby Atmos technology so revolutionary? In short, the Dolby Atmos system redefines what it means to be surrounded by sound, creating an immersive audio experience second to none.

The depth and attention to detail created by Dolby Atmos is accomplished using a combination of advanced audio mixing techniques and unconventional speaker placement.

In a traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound system, speakers are placed in front of and behind the audience, with specific sounds assigned to one individual channel or speaker. Sound then travels towards your ears solely in a horizontal direction.

A Dolby Atmos theater approaches sound differently with the addition of ceiling-mounted speakers above the audience. This unique method creates a three-dimensional sound field as sound fills the horizontal and vertical space of your media room, literally immersing you in the action.

Filmmakers, musicians and producers now have unlimited freedom to create the most realistic sound possible with this breakthrough technology. During the audio mix of a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, each sound is placed on a point in a three-dimensional space. Free of channel restrictions, Atmos automatically calibrates each sound to emerge from the appropriate speakers, putting you in sync with the action.

This sophisticated 3D surround sound technology first became available to home theater enthusiasts in September of last year when Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction was released as the first Blu-ray title to feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. This release followed the launch of Dolby Atmos enabled home theater components earlier that summer. It was official; Dolby Atmos was not just for the big screen anymore.

With a Dolby Atmos system, your home theater is transformed as sound fills every dimension of the room. The chatter of conversation, a plane flying overhead or the crashing of ocean waves are all inserted into the track independent of channels, allowing sound to flow freely from anywhere – including overhead. Atmos helps you feel like you are within the action.

Looking to bring the power of Dolby Atmos home with you today?

Whether you are upgrading an existing home theater or starting from scratch, the experts at Automation Design + Entertainment can help you decide where to start, what equipment would best suit your space and calibrate all equipment appropriately.

Contact the experts at Automation Design + Entertainment today to make the most of your home theater setup with inspiring three-dimensional sound from Dolby Atmos.