Dolby Surround 7.1

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Dolby Surround 7.1 adds two discrete channels of sound to increase the realism of all types of movies.

Dolby Surround 7.1 benefits

Two additional audio channels

With two new channels of sound, Dolby® Surround 7.1 extends the creative palette for filmmakers and enables movie sound that better matches the onscreen action.

Precision sound placement

Greater control of the sound placement allows filmmakers to better match the audio to what takes place onscreen.

Enhanced audio definition

Dolby Surround 7.1 enhances audio definition, so individual sounds are clearer and more distinct.

Better sound for all seats

Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the surround sound experience across the entire theatre by widening the listening "sweet spot."

Dolby Surround 7.1 increases the impact of surround sound by adding two audio channels. In the process, it improves the spatial dimension of movie audio and enhances overall audio definition for movie soundtracks.

 

Four surround zones

One of the innovations of Dolby Surround 7.1 is the creation of four distinct surround zones in the theater. These surround zones provide filmmakers with greater control over the exact placement of each detail in their soundtracks.

The orchestration possibilities that Dolby Surround 7.1 introduces allow mixers and sound designers to more accurately match their audio to the visuals onscreen. This means more depth and greater realism for you at the movies.

In addition to improving the side-to-side panning of sounds and sound localization, Dolby Surround 7.1 enhances audio definition, so you hear individual sounds more clearly and distinctly. It also widens the listening "sweet spot" — in other words, the full power of Dolby Surround 7.1 is not limited to a handful of seats in the center of the theater.

Dolby Surround 7.1 for content creators

Every filmmaker knows the importance of sound, and Dolby Surround 7.1 offers you greater control over the sound in your movies. It introduces new creative possibilities and improves audio performance in the theater.

Take control of surround sound

  • Dolby Surround 7.1 uses eight discrete audio channels to establish four surround zones in a theater. This improves panning and sound localization, and enhances audio definition.
  • The four surround zones incorporate the Left Surround and Right Surround of Dolby Digital 5.1 while adding new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones.
  • By widening the listening sweet spot, Dolby Surround 7.1 ensures that more of your audience experiences the full impact of your sound design.
  • Each of the four surround zones is discrete, so you have greater control over the placement of details in your soundtracks. With Dolby Surround 7.1, you have the potential to unify the audio and visual components of your film for maximum impact.
 

Dolby Surround 7.1 for exhibitors

Dolby Surround 7.1 improves the audio performance of your theater, giving your audiences more in-depth, realistic moviegoing experiences.

An easy way to upgrade your theater

  • Dolby Surround 7.1 uses eight discrete audio channels to establish four surround zones in a theater. This improves panning and sound localization, and enhances audio definition.
  • The four surround zones incorporate the Left Surround and Right Surround of Dolby Digital 5.1 while adding new Back Surround Left and Back Surround Right zones.
  • Dolby Surround 7.1 is easy to implement in theaters equipped with a Dolby CP650 or CP750. Outfitting a theater can be as simple as updating the firmware in the cinema processor and replacing an audio cable.
  • By widening the listening sweet spot, Dolby Surround 7.1 ensures that more of your audience experiences the full impact of surround sound.
  • Each of the four surround zones is discrete, so sound designers have greater control over the placement of the details in their soundtracks.
     

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