Immersive Sound

Immersive cinema sound formats give filmmakers more creative freedom in the production of the soundtrack. But for the exhibitor, it also places greater demands on the entire sound system—especially the surround loudspeakers and amplifiers. Sound designers want to localize sound with three-dimensional freedom at any volume level, so each individual loudspeaker needs to be capable of producing clean, undistorted sound at levels nearly comparable to that of a screen channel. Here are some examples of immersive sound system configurations.