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Tech Questions? Get the Answers: 3/29/2023

Q: What is Dolby Atmos?

A: American engineer and inventor, Ray Dolby developed Dolby Laboratories and the Noise Reduction system in 1965. In the 1970s Dolby Stereo was invented which created surround sound by using four speakers. Dolby Laboratories released Dolby Digital in 1992 which utilized six channels instead of the four used in Dolby Stereo. This is often referred to as 5.1 surround sound. The “5” indicates the number of standard speakers which includes a center, left, and right for the front of the viewing area, and two rear speakers for the surround. The “point 1” refers to a subwoofer...

 

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