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Podcast: The Future of Soundbars & Dolby Atmos

Topics in this episode dedicated to home theater include soundbars, Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, Apple audio rumors and the metaverse.

Have soundbars elevated or diminished the home theater experience? Is Dolby Atmos succeeding or failing to attract a new generation of home theater enthusiasts? The eCoustics team engage in a rather spirited debate about both of these topics and the impact of the Metaverse and Dirac Live in the home theater category. We go beyond Sonos and answer some of the hard questions you should be asking. 

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Links Mentioned:

Theory Audio Design 5.2.2 Surround Sound System: Review

Yes, You CAN Get a Real Dolby Atmos Home Theater System for Under $1,000

Three Great-Sounding Dolby Atmos Soundbars You Can Buy Today

How to Improve Your TV’s Sound: Don’t Settle For Less

What is Dolby Atmos?


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  1. ORT

    October 20, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Perhaps the question is, when is more than enough finally enough.

    We’re close. Very, very close. When you buy something like an AVR you should get more than just a single firmware upgrade. To me, the most impressive thing about a THX movie is its “Deep Note”.

    I have gone from Dolby Surround to Dolby Atmos and find Atmos and the other more recent, for lack of a better term, “soundfields” to be more than merely adequate. They are quite good.

    It is like 4K vs 8K televisions. The former was a true upgrade from HD, but 8K? It’s more like a Golden Corral Buffet.


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