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Speaker configurations for Dolby Atmos in your Home Cinema

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We’re now able to offer Dolby Atmos in addition to Auro 3D for a truly immersive surround sound experience.

Previously only available in large public cinema’s, Atmos will be available in consumer products from August 2014, with Onkyo our first partner to provide details of the installation options.

The new Onkyo range of AV receivers will use 7 Channel, 9 Channel, or 11 Channel to create the 3D sound field in the following combinations:

 

Dolby Atmos Speaker Configuration Options

Onkyo Model

Dolby Atmos Built-In

Dolby Atmos Firmware Upgradeable

A/V Receiver Channels

5.1.2

5.1.4

7.1.2

7.1.4

9.1.2

TX-NR636

x

7.2

x

TX-NR737

x

7.2

x

TX-NR838

x

7.2

x

TX-NR1030

x

9.2

x

x

x

TX-NR3030

x

11.2

x

x

x

x

x

PR-SC5530

x

11.2

x

x

x

x

x

HT-S7700

x

7.2

x

Dolby Atmos configuration options with a 7 Channel Receiver

  • 5.1.2 Configuration – 5.1 layout with one pair in-ceiling height speakers

5.1.2a

  • 5.1.2 Configuration – 5.1 layout including Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers, or add-on speaker modules

5.1.2b

Dolby Atmos configuration options with a 9 Channel receiver

  • 5.1.4 Configuration – 5.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

5.1.4a

  • 5.1.4 Configuration – 5.1 layout including Dolby Atmos enabled front and surround speakers, or add-on speaker modules

5.1.4b

  • 7.1.2 Configuration – 7.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

7.1.2a

  • 7.1.2 Configuration – 7.1 layout including Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers, or add-on speaker modules

7.1.2b

 

Dolby Atmos configuration options with an 11 Channel Receiver

  • 7.1.4 Configuration – 7.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

7.1.4a

  • 7.1.4 Configuration – 7.1 layout including Dolby Atmos enabled front and surround speakers, or add-on speaker modules

7.1.4b

  • 9.1.2 Configuration – 9.1 layout with two pair in-ceiling height speakers

9.1.2

 

Dolby Atmos Compatible Onkyo Products:

  • TX-NR3030
    • 11.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos built in
  • TX-NR1030
    • 9.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos built in
  • PR-SC5530
    • 11.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Controller with Dolby Atmos built in
  • TX-NR838
    • 7.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos firmware upgradable
  • TX-NR737
    • 7.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos firmware upgradable
  • TX-NR636
    • 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos firmware upgradable

 

  • HT-S9700THX
    • 7.1 Channel THX Certified Integrated System – THX Certified Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos built in and a 7.1 speaker package
  • HT-S7700
    • 5.1.2 Channel Integrated System – Network A/V Receiver with Dolby Atmos built in and Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers
  • SKS-HT693
    • 5.1.2 Channel Home Theatre – Speaker Package includes Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers
  • SKH-410
    • .2 Channel Speaker Modules – Dolby Atmos enabled add-on speaker modules

 

 

Datasat LS10 provides new entry point for Auro 3D 13.2 for the elite Home Cinema

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Datasat LS 10 brings Auro 3D by Barco to the home for the first time.

We are a huge fan of Auro 3D by Barco, which has begun to trickle into some of the finest commercial cinemas around the world, creating the finest audio experience possible and fully enveloping you in the movie experience.

Until now it’s not possible to recreate the Auro 3D experience in a home cinema, but a new product from Datasat, the new name for DTS Digital Cinema, changes all that.

The Datasat LS10 cinema processor brings Datasat’s commercial cinema performance to a new price point, making it now a possibility for many home cinema systems. As the third processor in the Datasat range the LS10 joins the Datasat RS20i which features in our ultimate Cinema for home the “Individual Cinema Experience“, and the Datasat AP20 which features in many commercial cinemas.

The heart of a cinema system, the Datasat LS10 can be used in many configurations from 5.1, 7.1, 9.2, or the full 13.2 which provides the full 7.1 surround with additional array of “height” speakers and the “Voice of God” speaker directly over head to complete the full 3D audio system  and most enveloping audio experience available in the world

Book a Demo in our Ascot Experience centre HERE

Deluxe Home Cinema System

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We’ve put together a range of sample Home Cinema systems to provide you with an idea of what we can create for you.

The Deluxe system is our the popular because it provides a great balance of high quality performance and fantastic value for money.

The specification of our Deluxe Cinema Package is designed to create the most discreet system we can so that it can be installed in your main family living room without intruding on your interior design. We use a fully retracting motorised Projection screen and totally invisible Stealth Acoustics speakers, so nobody would know the system is there at all until you turn it on.

If the Cinema is being created in a spare bedroom or a garage conversion where the Home Cinema will be the main use of the room, a less discreet installation is often acceptable. We can discuss changes to the specification such as a fixed frame projection screen which does not retract so is always visible in the room, but will provide an improved picture quality compared to a similarly priced retractable screen.

The most surprising element of our Deluxe Home Cinema system is the installation of the Stealth Acoustics speakers inside your walls. This is not nearly as complex as it sounds and can be achieved easily without taring your home apart. Once the speakers are in place, we simply apply a thin plaster layer and paint to match the rest of the room, making the speakers totally invisible.

When your friends and family experience the lights dimming, screen descending from the ceiling and dramatic surround sound filling the room, they’ll be amazed that a true cinema experience can be created from equipment they didn’t even know was there.

Invisible Cinema

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We love films. Whether blockbuster Sci-Fi adventure, or a thought provoking social commentary, but no film can live up to its full potential on small screen or under whelming sound system.

That’s why we specialise in creating Home Cinema systems that can provide the big screen experience but disrupt the look of your home.

Using a motorised projection screen and projector lift, we can hide everything from sight when not in used, dropping it in place in a few seconds with the touch of a button.

We recently installed a projection system for a customer whose 50inch screen just wasn’t creating the effect he wanted. Using the customers existing HiFi system for the for the front Left and Right speakers, we added a centre channel and in hidden in wall rear speakers to create the surround sound experience.

We configured an iPad application to start the cinema system with a single button, switching the TV off, dimming the lights, lowering the screen and projector as well as turning on the amplifiers and selecting the right inputs etc.
There are even separate buttons configured for films and the games console so the children have a simple way to bring their games to the big screen.

Cinema room, with motorised screen in place

Cinema room, with motorised screen in place