Transforming Home Theater With Dolby Atmos®

With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead. The format combines a channel-based audio bed with object-oriented sound to place and move specific effects around the theater, creating a breathtakingly realistic and captivating sonic atmosphere.

Sound designers and artists are free to mix in a 3D space, steering effects through surround channels and adding a seamless overhead dimension with discrete height channels. Integra receivers support any layout up to 11 channels.


The Audio Bed

The Audio Bed is made up of standard surround sound configuration.

Traditional channel-based audio contains static elements such as bass and other sonic textures. This audio forms the "bed" upon which directional and localized sounds are built.

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Sound Objects

In-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.

“Object-oriented” sounds can be localized in a specific speaker or panned around and above you in a multidimensional sound field.

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Dolby Atmos

The Audio Bed AND Sound Objects

Together, the audio bed and mixed object-oriented effects convincingly simulate the sounds you might hear if you were in the film, not merely observing it. Effects move around the room just as they would in real life: truly multi-dimensional sound.

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New Dolby Surround Upmixer

Get full use of your new Dolby Atmos theater, even if the content you're playing isn't mixed in Dolby Atmos. That's where the new Dolby Surround upmixer comes in.

When you enable it for non-Atmos multi-channel content, the Dolby surround upmixer expands the audio so that it takes advantage of your entire system, including the ceiling or Dolby Atmos enabled speakers while still honoring and maintaining the artist's intent for the mix. Dolby surround upmixer replaces the Dolby Pro Logic II family of upmixers, offering greater flexibility and superior audio performance.

Unlike previous wideband upmixing technologies, the Dolby surround upmixer operates on multiple perceptually spaced frequency bands for a fine-grained analysis of the source signal. Dolby surround upmixer can individually steer frequency bands, producing surround sound with precisely located audio elements and a spacious ambience. The Dolby surround upmixer will provide audio to the same Dolby Atmos enabled or ceiling speakers configured in your system.


How Dolby Atmos Adapts to Your Theater Layout

Compatible Integra A/V receivers decode, scale, and calibrate Dolby Atmos to suit home theater configurations using 7, 9 or 11 channel receivers.

Unlock the Dolby Atmos experience by adding a minimum of one pair in-ceiling speakers to your compatible Integra Receiver. Set your Blu-ray Disc or media player to direct bitstream output, insert your Dolby Atmos-encoded Blu-ray, and be transported to another world of sound.

Dolby Atmos Configuration Options with a 7 Channel Receiver 5.1.2 Configuration - 5.1 layout with one pair in-ceiling height speakers

5.1.2 Configuration - 5.1 layout including Dolby Atmos-enabled front speakers or add-on speaker modules

Dolby Atmos Configuration Options with a 9 Channel Receiver

5.1.4 Configuration - 5.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

5.1.4 Configuration - 5.1 layout including Dolby Atmos-enabled front and surround speakers or add-on speaker modules

7.1.2 Configuration - 7.1 layout with one pair in-ceiling height speakers

7.1.2 Configuration - 7.1 layout including Dolby Atmos-enabled front speakers or add-on speaker modules

Dolby Atmos Configuration Options with an 11 Channel Receiver

7.1.4 Configuration- 7.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

7.1.4 Configuration- 7.1 layout including Dolby Atmos-enabled front and surround speakers or add-on speaker modules

9.1.2 Configuration- 9.1 layout with one pair in-ceiling height speakers

9.1.2 Configuration- 9.1 layout including Dolby Atmos-enabled front and surround speakers or add-on speaker modules

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