November 12, 2015
It is a retailing insight that dates back to an ancient time, the time of CRT TV sets: "The way to make a TV look better is to connect it to a really good loudspeaker." Sounds like a recipe for an analog, standard-def, monophonic home-theater system, doesn't it? Some of those old TV salesmen may have been rough around the edges but they weren't dumb.
A small, highly unscientific survey I performed recently -- it was yesterday -- indicates there still quite a few people who are only dimly aware of the advanced audio technology that is (or soon will be) our version of that "really good loudspeaker." The technology is "immersive sound," and it goes considerably beyond the 5.1-channel surround sound with which we are all familiar.
[caption id="attachment_4221" align="aligncenter" width="581"] A Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 setup, with the sound pattern of the up-firing Atmo..Read more