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Dolby Atmos® propels you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism.
Discover Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos brings the story alive all around you with sound of astonishing power, richness, and depth.
It can place sound precisely, anywhere in the theatre, even overhead.
And it can move the sound all around you to match the action in the movie.
No matter where you sit in the theatre, Dolby Atmos transports you into a powerfully moving cinema experience.
Dolby Atmos enables technical precision that puts you at the center of a truly captivating environment.
See Sound Travel in 3D Space
Explore the Life of Pi Soundtrack
See sound travel in 3D space.
Explore the Life of Pi soundtrack.
Dolby has pioneered the creation of cinema sound technology for decades, from stereo to surround sound. Dolby Atmos marks a fundamental change in how filmmakers position sound, and in how we experience movies.
In 1977, when audiences "heard" the massive spaceships passing overhead in Star Wars (recorded in Dolby Stereo®), the experience forever changed moviegoers' expectations. It paved the road for a future of rich cinema sound.
In 1992, we debuted Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound. It split the theatre in half, with one bank of speakers on the left and another on the right. In more recent years, we introduced Dolby Surround 7.1 to theatres, adding a spatial dimension to sound movement.
Dolby Atmos transforms the cinematic experience. Now, filmmakers can move individual sounds from speaker to speaker, anywhere in the theatre. Not only do you hear more powerful bass, but overhead sound heightens the realism of your cinematic experience.
The Stereo Era
The Surround Sound Era
The Dolby Atmos Era
Filmmakers around the world are embracing Dolby Atmos and its powerful set of sonic tools.
Director Francis Lawrence explains how Dolby Atmos intensified emotion in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Director Alfonso Cuarón discusses how Dolby Atmos opened up new possibilities for his latest movie, Gravity.
Director Guillermo del Toro talks about why Dolby Atmos was an integral part of the storytelling technique for Pacific Rim.
Experience the Dolby Atmos® difference at a theatre near you.
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