• Dolby Digital Soundhead CAT702

    The Dolby Digital Soundhead CAT702 is a penthouse-type reader that bolts directly to many current and older film projectors. It enables playback of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Surround EX soundtracks through your cinema's Dolby Digital processor or digital adapter.

    Reliable and Accurate Soundtrack Reading

    To read Dolby® Digital soundtracks reliably and accurately, the Dolby Digital Soundhead CAT702 uses the latest in LED longevity and CCD technology, including a video output level indicator for adjusting the LED array's drive current.

    Ensures Smooth Film Motion

    To ensure smooth film motion, the Dolby CAT702 features an easily threaded Davis tight-loop configuration with twin tension arms for superior film guidance.

    Integral Power Supply

    Operating power is drawn from your Dolby cinema processor, eliminating the need for a separate AC connection. The CAT702 includes a 10-meter (32.8-foot) video cable for connection to the processor.

    Cinema Industry Solutions

    Whether you make, distribute, or exhibit movies, Dolby helps you deliver the kinds of experiences audiences associate with the best in cinema.

    Dolby CAT702 Specifications


    • Die-cast aluminum with matte black finish

    Projector Compatibility

    • The CAT702 can be mounted directly on some projector models, while others require an adapter plate. For information on specific projectors, please contact your Dolby representative.

    Connecting Cable

    • 10-meter (32.8-foot) high-quality video cable included
    • Prewired 12-pin male Molex® connector for CAT702 output, 25-pin male
    • D-connector for Dolby Digital processor input
    • Optional 15-meter (49-foot) cable: Part Number 83237
    • Optional 30-meter (98-foot) cable: Part Number 83142

    Power Requirements

    • Draws operating power from Dolby cinema processor via interconnecting video cable; no adjustments or other wiring required

    Dimensions and Weight

    • 150 × 175 × 275 mm (5.9 × 6.9 × 10.8 in.)
    • Net: 5 kg (11 lb)

    Environmental Conditions

    • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    • Nonoperating (storage): 0°C to 85°C (32°F to 185°F)
    • Humidity: 20% to 80% relative, noncondensing

    Regulatory Notices

    • North America: This unit complies with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules, and Industry Canada ICES-003 specifications.
    • Europe: This unit complies with the requirements of EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and carries the CE marking accordingly.

    Dolby CAT702 Documents

    Data Sheet