Height Effects (or Height Channel) Speakers | SVS Home Audio Glossary

SVS Home Audio Glossary

Heights Effects Speakers

Conventional home theater surround sound reproduces sound on a single vertical plane around ear level. The latest surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, use height effects speakers, or height channel speakers, to create an immersive three-dimensional soundfield by deploying speakers overhead. When height speakers are added to traditional home theater configurations, like 5.1 and 7.1, the denotation changes to 5.1.2 and 7.1.2 when two height effects speakers are present, and 5.1.4 and 7.1.4 when four height effects speakers are present. Height speakers and immersive audio formats bring head-spinning, duck-for-cover auditory thrills to movies and music for a more convincing and lifelike audio experience.

Additional Resources:

What is a Height Effects Speaker Introduction to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater SVS Prime Elevation Speaker

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