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Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos

This is one of many surround sounds created by Dolby Laboratories (AKA: Dolby Labs; Dolby).

Created 2012 and as of February 2020 (the time of this post being written) this is still the largest surround sound available by Dolby. It is offered in two formats: 9.2 and 11.2.

What you need for this:

Here are the official speaker setup guides:

9.1

9.1.2

another version of 9.1.2

11.1.8

For more information on this surround sound click here.

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Official speaker setup guides according to Dolby Labs

Official speaker setup guides according to Dolby Labs

If you want to know how you are “supposed to” setup your speakers if you go by the book then here it is.

For years I have discussed my disagreements with these speaker placements but have finally decided to provide you with how everyone else places their speakers. With this information now readily available to you, you can decide for yourself thru trial an error what layout works best for you.

Personally I still prefer my layouts better! Please compare and let us know your opinion.

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Dolby vs DTS; Who’s better and Why?

Dolby vs DTS; Who’s better and Why?

For this posting I decided to simply list useful articles on this subject matter rather than include any of my own opinions. I thought it best to let you decide on your own based on others reviews. Read on to learn more. At the bottom I summarize it all in a single paragraph for you.

  • This article was taken from Crutchfield (a longtime leader in the industry of online electronics).
  • Home Theater Review is another trusted source. Here is what they had to say:
  • DTS
  • Dolby
  • Lot’s of people use Wikipedia as a point of reference so here is what they have to say on this matter:
  • DTS
  • Dolby
  • How to Geek had this to say.

What Hi-Fi? said this.

  • I also found this really short and easy to read comparison from a site I have never heard of called: Make Tech Easier.

In conclusion, everyone is a critic. To answer the question of “Dolby vs DTS; Who’s better and Why?” The actual answer is dependent on you testing it for yourself in your own home because in the end acoustics matter and every location of home theatre is different. For more information on setting up your best home theatre in your home please read my books and blog for tips and tricks.

 

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DTS:X

DTS:X

DTS:X®, DTS’ flagship object-based audio decoder, includes object-based audio decoding, full backward compatibility with all DTS-encoded formats, and Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology that translates legacy bitstreams and PCM content to virtually any speaker layout.

DTS (DTS, Inc.). You can learn more about them at their official website for home theatre.

The description used for this sound format was taken directly from DTS’s own site for the most accurate description available.
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DTS Virtual:X

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Virtual:X bridges the gap between our DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers’ homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration.

DTS (DTS, Inc.). You can learn more about them at their official website for home theatre.

The description used for this sound format was taken directly from DTS’s own site for the most accurate description available.