Why are we so drawn to the experience of watching a movie? Is it simply a distraction, an act of catharsis?
Psychology sees a particular beauty in lowering your guard and allowing yourself to truly be alive in the moment. Whether you prefer the high drama of Hollywood’s golden age or the frenetic action of the latest superhero story, part of the pleasure is in absorbing the emotional intricacies through visuals.
Sound is also a critical component of film and in the design of a home theater installation. Without the audio element, a film loses its powerful sway over you, the images on screen become lackluster and pale. The introduction of Dolby Atmos changes the way sound influences you and changes the way you hear.
Are you intrigued by the possibilities going beyond surround sound can bring to your Vail, CO home? Continue reading below.
Everything you hear in a movie with a traditional private theater, from the actors’ voices, music, sound effects, and even ambient noise, is mixed down to discrete channels. Most luxury rooms utilize a 7.1 configuration incorporating front, side, and rear speakers to create space and connection.
While traditional theater sounds effective, its ability to move and truly immerse you in the story is limited. Dolby Atmos is designed to provide a deeper connection to the characters and plots by moving you from observing to participating. The technology creates a multidimensional sound field that not only encircles you but adds a sense of height and depth.
Atmos does not reproduce the audio in terms of channels or speakers but as a free-floating object that is manipulated at will. The process allows filmmakers to dispense with assigning a voice to the left rear speaker; instead, it can be seamlessly placed 3 feet to your left side and 4 feet above you. Now, you are right in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon or sitting between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as they play during the Tattoo You tour.
The air is getting crisper, and ski season cannot be long-off. This slower time is the best opportunity to update your home entertainment and smart technologies. Are you ready to take the next step in immersive movies? Call us at 303-558-9050 or fill out our contact form to start the conversation. We look forward to working with you!
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