(Pocket-lint) – Dolby Atmos – the three-dimensional encompass sound format – appears to be completely all over the place. And now, because of a proof of idea by Klipsch and Panasonic, it might be coming to your automobile stereo.
Whereas Dolby Atmos began life in theatres – the place a large number of audio system makes the hemispherical three-dimensional output most believable and plausible – the sound expertise has since moved to TVs, soundbars, laptops and all types of setups, usually utilizing psychoacoustic methods to ship three-dimensionality.
Nevertheless, whereas many films are combined down within the Dolby format, it is solely extra lately that music has additionally been given the remedy. There are albums by the likes of London Elektricity that embody the encompass format, by taking particular person stems or sequences and putting and transferring them round a three-dimensional setting for added immersion.
Pay money for a Dolby Atmos combine, then, and an in-car setup might nicely be among the finest locations to expertise true encompass from the format. In any case, the place of the listeners is at all times a given, as are the audio system relative, offering an awesome alternative to show the in-car system into a super output for true encompass sound.
Not that Dolby Amost in music has massively caught on simply but – with Tidal being one exception as a spot to entry such sources since late 2019.
And for a proof of idea like this to be accessible it’d actually have to be picked up by particular auto-makers and bought as a pre-purchase package deal set up. However there are many high-end audio manufacturers that supply related – albeit minus the Dolby Atmos distinctive promoting level.
All we all know is that as and when this turns into a factor we completely need such a system. We would even set up a telly within the backyard for a lockdown drive-in expertise with cinema-grade audio.
Writing by Mike Lowe.