Dolby’s true surround sound system, Dolby Atmos, is set to cross the Atlantic, hitting Europe later this year.
If you haven’t heard of Dolby Atmos – get it, heard – then prepare to have your ears tingle with excitement. It sends sound to 64 speakers – including overhead – to accurately map sound into exact locations, rather than just sending it to sections as current 7.1 surround does.
14 screens in the US are currently utilsing this super sound tech – and now The Cinesa Diagonal Mar Screen 9 event in Barcelona will see it land in Europe.
Luckily, you won’t have to book a ticket to Spain to hear this tech – it’s coming to the Empire Leicester Square in London, as well as a host of other locations, in the coming months. The first film to use Dolby Atmos will be Disney and Pixar’s Brave – time to book a trip into town with the kids, then.
There’s no word on whether Dolby Atmos tech will be making it into home cinema setups – if it ever does, no doubt the audiophiles over at What Hi-Fi will be weeping bitterly at the thought of having to install 64-speaker setups.
Check out how Dolby Atmos works in the video guide below.
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