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The Best Surround Sound Systems for Your Custom Home Theater

Make Sure You Have the Latest Audio System in Your McKinney Home

The Best Surround Sound Systems for Your Custom Home Theater

Surround sound systems have heightened our experience in the theater for decades, but recently technological advancements have revolutionized audio systems, making them even better than before. In this blog we'll cover how Dolby Atmos technology basically works, and how it can enhance your custom home theater in McKinney, Texas.

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What Is Dolby Atmos and Why Is It so Good?

Dolby Atmos is the best way to experience sound in your custom home theater. It's a new audio format that allows your speakers to play 3D sound – multichannel sound in a 3-dimmensional space. Traditional soundtracks confine all the sounds to a small set of channels that can deliver sound to you from only a few perceived angles. With Dolby Atmos, by contrast, sound is freed from these channels and treats specific sounds as individual entities, called audio objects. These objects can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in the room using overhead, back and front in-wall speakers. The Dolby Atmos cinema processor determines which speakers it will use to recreate the lifelike sound.

As a result, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack brings the onscreen story to life as never before possible. The movie's sounds flow all around you to completely immerse you in the action, heightening the impact of the show and creating a powerfully moving cinema experience. You won't just hear the bullets firing...you will hear them moving all around you – even explosions that happen in the sky can be heard above you.

What Do I Need?

Simply having high-quality speakers and audio components in your space won't achieve the 3D effect and make it sound impeccable. That's where we come in. Crown Audio Video is Texas' expert in achieving the very best sound in private cinemas across the state. You'll need a 5.1.2 or 7.1.2 channel system. That translates to 5 (or 7) surrounding speakers, 1 (or 2) subwoofers, and 2 in-ceiling speakers for overhead. We can situate the loudspeakers in perfect formation around the room, or install them in the walls so they save space and remain neatly invisible. The speakers must also be Dolby Atmos compatible (or enabled).

What Dolby Atmos Content Is Available?

Now you can purchase Dolby Atmos movies and enjoy it at home. The latest Blu-ray releases like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 have been released with incredible soundtracks – leading many to call them the best-sounding home video releases ever. You can see a list of movies that have Dolby Atmos mixed sound on their website.

Are you ready to experience the best sound out of your home theater? If you're in McKinney, or anywhere in Texas, contact us today.