A great surround sound system can go a long way in enhancing your home’s entertainment capabilities. With many different options to choose from, Dolby remains a high quality choice. Their Atmos system has a lot to offer, but how does it compare to the 7.2 channel systems?

Atmos

The Dolby Atmos system offers a superior and highly realistic sound experience. With the old channels, sound can only be heard from predetermined locations defined by the speaker setup, not how you would hear it in real life. But the Atmos system functions independently of channels, existing as individual entities called audio objects. This is a cinematic audio format which will fill the room unlike any other system.

7.2 Channel System

Because the Atmos is such an advanced system, you will need to upgrade your software, receivers, and speakers. Height speakers especially are important for creating the right sound. Also, some home theater equipment doesn’t support the Atmos system, and springing for equipment that does could be a big hit to your wallet. Overall, you need a lot of space both in your entertainment room and your budget to maximize the benefits of using the Atmos. The 7.2 channel system will have more compatible equipment for less money, but it won’t have the same cinematic sound quality.

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