Asked by: Keba Betts
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th January, 2020

Can I use bookshelf speakers for Dolby Atmos?

[EDIT] So, to clarify, I answered “No, not really” because you don't use bookshelf speakers for Atmos. You either use in/on-ceiling, or special Atmos Enabled reflecting speakers.

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In this way, will any speakers work with Dolby Atmos?

If you currently have a 7.1 system, you can just take two of those surround speakers and mount them to the ceiling. Dolby recommends at least four height speakers for the best result, and any speakers will do. Even better, you won't need a special Blu-ray player, since all current players support Dolby Atmos.

Beside above, how many speakers do I need for Dolby Atmos? We recommend installing four Dolby Atmos enabled speakers whenever possible. The use of four speakers will make the placement of overhead sounds more accurate, and you'll get more precise, realistic sounds when an object, such as a helicopter, passes overhead.

Subsequently, one may also ask, do I need special speakers for Dolby Atmos?

A No, it's not true that you need to buy a new “Atmos speaker” system for playback of Dolby Atmos soundtracks. If you already listen with a 5.1- or 7.1-channel speaker system, upgrading for Atmos can be as simple as adding an extra speaker pair to convey the overhead sound in Atmos soundtracks.

How do I enable Dolby Atmos?

Head into your Settings and scroll down to Sounds and vibration. Scroll down and tap on Sound quality and effects. Tap on Dolby Atmos to enter the settings. You don't have to tap the toggle to turn it on yet.

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