Dolby Atmos – the new surround sound

Maybe you have, or maybe you haven’t heard of Dolby Laboratories new surround sound processing called Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos claims to transport you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. By using using a surround sound setup that now includes either speakers mounted in your ceiling towards the middle of the room or speakers that are designed to reflect sound off of the ceiling, Dolby Atmos fully surround the listener. The surround speakers in front of you, beside you, behind you, and above you create a sound field that places the audio “object” wherever they want. This could be a bird flying around the room, or a helicopter flying over head, the sound now flows around the room.
I have personally experienced this technology and recommend it if you have the room for it. Dolby Atmos is the next step in full surround sound.


Portable Projecton theater Project

I have been tasked to provide equipment for a portable projection setup where the client wants to play movies outdoors and even use the equipment inside if they wanted to. Right now we are in the planning stage and have not yet put together this system, but here are my thoughts.
First of all i want it to be as self contained as possible, then less parts the easier it is to store and use. I have found a enclosed case that will contain the amplifier, DVD player, and projector. This case has wheels and a collapsible handle so it is easily transported. I will install Speakon quick connect speaker terminals on the side so the users will not have to mess with connecting speaker wires to the amp and they can just plug in a premade 30′ cable from the box to the speakers. There should be enough room in the case to contain all of the wires when not in use.
The screen I plan to use is a Fast Fold Screen by Da-lite which comes in a carry case and is fairly easy and quick to put together. The Da-Lite screen can range in size, but i think a 12′ diagonal screen should be good for any viewing area.
So the parts to store would be the screen, the case and the speakers with or without stands.
I would love to know if there is a market for this setup in a residential capacity.
I will post pictures of this setup if it comes together.


Trying out the Ubiquiti AP-Pro Access Point

I have tried a number of Wifi Routers in the past and I have had mixed feelings on many of them. I have had an Apple Airport Extreme for a while now, and I believe it works pretty well. I did want to try out the Ubiquiti AP Pro as I have heard some amazing reviews lately.
I went ahead and downloaded the software (free) and hooked up the AP. It seemed fairly easy to get it up and running, even for someone who is not tech savvy. I did however decide to disable the Wifi on my Apple router so as not to have any conflict. I have noticed a great difference in the range I am able to achieve and an increase in speed at further distance.
With it only connected a few days now, I am very pleased.