Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System Setup and Wiring Diagram


Hi, in this article I will give you a general idea to set a Dolby Atmos surround sound system set up and wiring. Dolby Atmos is a powerful audio technology that will give you an amazing listening experience that you will feel as the real world. It provides sound in multidimensional channels. There are so many products and music system available in the market that supports Dolby Atmos sound system such as home theater, soundbar, etc. But in this article, we are going to know how you can install a Dolby Atmos sound system with individual speakers at your home.

Remember that the standard speaker placements and installation as per the standard by the sound experts are very difficult to set up at home. The actual Dolby System uses so many speakers and devices. That is why I will give you a general idea that will help you to install a basic surround sound system easily. Of course, it cannot give you the listening experience as the standard installation but you can expect 50 to 60% of the listening experience of a standard installation.


Equipment and Devices


Here, we are going to install a 7.2 surround sound system that is mostly used for the Dolby Atmos. The devices used in this system are,
  1. AV Receiver(Audio Video Receiver)
  2. Two Subwoofer
  3. Seven Satellite Speakers
TV and Video players are not part of the music system. Those are shown as examples. Without these devices, the sound system can work. But you have to provide audio or sound sources using any music player, laptop, computer, even your mobile phone also.

AV Receiver is the main component of the Dolby Atmos sound system. All the speakers are to be connected to it. The video or audio source is to be applied to this AV receiver. AV receiver decodes the audio and video signals and provides audio through speakers and video through TV, projector, etc.


Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System Setup Diagram and Speaker Placement


If you see the below diagram carefully, then you will get a basic idea to set up your speakers.

Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System Setup Diagram, Speaker placement, installation


You can set up or place your speakers according to the following instructions,
  1. Place the front right(FR), front left(FL), and center speakers at the height of 1.5 meters to 2 meters from the ground. The face of the speakers should be toward your seating place.
  2. Place the Surround Left(SL) and Surround Right(SR) speakers at the same line of the seating place. Here, also the height of the speakers should be at the same height as the front speakers. And the face of the speakers should be toward your seating place.
  3. It will be better if you place the Surround Back Left(SBL) and Surround Back Right(SBR) speakers at the ceiling. Or, you can use ceiling-firing speakers.
  4. It will be better if you keep the speakers on the ground.

Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System Wiring and Connection Diagram


Here, you can see the connection of speakers, AV Receiver, and other devices.

Dolby Atmos Surround Sound System Wiring and Connection Diagram


The AV Receiver has so many ports and connectors. Don't be confused. Here, I have shown only those ports that are used. All the ports for the satellite speakers are identified. So, connect all the satellite speakers properly as per their placement. The subwoofer has an inbuilt amplifier. It can not be connected directly to the speaker ports of the AV receiver. So, connect them using AV cables. Remember that subwoofer required an additional power supply.

Here, I have shown a video player is connected to the AV receiver through HDMI cables. You can use a DVD player, computer, or laptop as a source. The AV receiver support also AV cable and ports for the connection. But connection through the HDMI cable is best for the Dolby Atmos Sound System.

Once you connect the video player to the AV receiver using an HDMI cable. You do not need to connect the TV to the video player. You can connect the TV to the AV receiver using an AV cable or HDMI cable.



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