Dolby today announced an upgraded line of multichannel amplifiers that allows users to replace up to 16 stereo amplifiers, while saving space, reducing heat and lowering overall costs. Available in either 16, 24 or 32 channel configurations, with the 16 channel configuration now available with enhanced power handling for lower impedance loudspeakers, the changes allow the amplifier to work in traditional 5.1/7.1 multichannel audio rooms as well as continuing to provide amplification for Dolby Atmos surround channels and screen channels.
At CinemaCon next week, the company is demonstrating the latest in SLS cinema surround speakers, screen channel modules, line arrays and subwoofers. Additionally, Dolby is displaying the MA460AS high-power two-way loudspeakers. These provide pan, tilt, and rotation capabilities for larger cinemas and auditoriums, provides an asymmetrical dispersion pattern for more uniform coverage in all seating locations across the auditorium, and are housed in a spherical-shaped molded enclosure that enables quick installation and easy three-axis aiming for fulfilling Dolby Atmos aiming configurations.
Dolby Atmos has become the preferred choice for next generation sound in the cinema and has been embraced by major studios, directors, and exhibitors around the world. Currently, more than 3,200 Dolby Atmos enabled cinema screens have been installed globally, and over 850 titles have been mixed in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Cinema, which features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, has more than 360 Dolby Cinema sites installed or committed to across the globe with more than 130 titles released or announced, to date.
Dolby offers a full range of audio, imaging, accessibility and content management solutions designed to give audiences the most spectacular, fully immersive cinema experience available to date. The Dolby IMS3000 Integrated Media Server coupled with the multichannel amplifier and SLS series offer a complete, integrated solution from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos, regardless of the size of an auditorium.