Volume Level Technology
Dolby® Volume is an advanced digital signal processing technology for controlling playback volume. It evens out the volume level on everything you watch, greatly improving your listening experience.
You choose the level, and Dolby Volume does the rest.
No more sudden blasts from ads, no dialogue suddenly too soft, no volume differences when you change channels or switch sources.
Dolby Volume also uniquely ensures that the sound remains true to the original recording, at any volume setting. You’ll hear the quietest dialogue and background sounds, even at the lowest volume levels.
You can hear Dolby Volume in action, right now, in our demo.
Dolby Volume Benefits
Set the volume where you want it, then listen without sudden, distracting changes.
Hear natural, clear, and consistent sound at any chosen volume.
Customize the settings to suit your preferences and listening conditions.
Enjoy the full effects of surround sound, even at low volume levels.
Why Dolby Volume
The wide variety of program sources we enjoy—online and streaming video, CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc™, cable or satellite TV, and more—often have widely varying volume levels. With Dolby Volume, this doesn’t matter. Set the volume level you want, and that’s the level you’ll get, no matter the source or program.
Dolby Volume goes well beyond providing a single, consistent volume level. It also maintains the original sonic balance of the mix, especially important when you’re listening on a surround sound system. At any level you set, you’ll always hear what the original producer intended, what we call reference-quality sound.
Advanced digital signal processing technology based on the science of perceptual human hearing
Completely transparent operation, with no audible side effects or artifacts
The ability to go beyond simple leveling to preserve subtle nuances in the mix
Effective in surround sound, stereo, and even mono
Where You'll Find Dolby Volume
Dolby Volume is the preferred choice for manufacturers of premium TVs, A/V receivers, set-top boxes, and more. Click on the Products tab to see some specific equipment examples.
Are you a Dolby licensee or looking for more technical details? Learn more about Dolby Volume.