"Height Speaker" for Dolby Atmos: In response to
Definitive Technology has created the A60 Elevation Module as a dedicated
"height speaker" for the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST (735BP8060,
sold separately). The A60 is designed to simply sit atop the Definitive
Technology BP-8060ST and fire sound upwards, which is then reflected off the
ceiling and back down to the listener.
Pyschoacoustic-Based Filtering: The A60 performs smoothly throughout
its midrange and bass, implementing psychoacoustic-based filtering in the high
frequencies to enhance the perception of height. The slope of the speaker baffle
aims the speaker to bounce sound off the ceiling and arrive at the listener from
above. Sound arriving directly from the speaker is reduced by controlling the
driver's dispersion pattern and damping what sound remains using specially
selected foam on the baffle.
3" Midrange Driver: The A60 Elevation Module houses a single 3"
poly-composite cone midrange driver
inside an acoustic suspension enclosure that is capable of producing a
frequencies between 200hz to 15,000hz. The 3" midrange driver can handle up to
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The Definitive Technology A60 is
fitted with two binding post speaker terminals to connect to the appropriate
speaker output on your Dolby Atmos AV receiver. The binding post terminals will
accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and banana
plugs (single or dual).
Installation: The A60 Elevation Module replaces the top cap of the
BP-8060ST tower speaker. Before the A60 Elevation Module can sit on top of the
BP-8060ST tower speaker, the to cap of the BP-8060ST must be removed; the A60
then rests on top of the tower speaker. There is also a wire guide which inserts
into the bottom of the BP-8060ST tower speaker, so you can neatly route the
speaker wire from your AV receiver up to the A60 Elevation Module. The speaker
wire of your Atmos-enabled receiver then plugs into the A60's binding post
What You Need: To experience Dolby Atmos using the
Definitive Technology A60 Elevation Module, you'll also need the following.
- A minimum of a 5.1ch speaker system with a pair of Definitive
Technology BP-8060ST tower speakers.
- A Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver or pre-processor.
- A Blu-ray Disc player, compatible Blu-ray game console, or connected
streaming player set to its PCM bit stream output option.
- Dolby Atmos AV receiver and Blu-ray player, game console, or streaming
player must be connected via HDMI.
Dolby Atmos: With
Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to
fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Dolby
Atmos is the first home theater system that is based not on channels, but on
audio objects. Filmmakers using Dolby Atmos can decide exactly where those
sounds should originate and precisely where they move as the scene develops. To
deliver the full object-based soundtrack to home theaters, Dolby developed new
home authoring tools and new encoding methods that allow all the audio objects
created for the cinema to be used in home theater.
Note: Globally, more than 100 cinema blockbusters have been
released featuring Dolby Atmos soundtracks in the past two years, and many more
are on the way. Major Hollywood studios are partnering with Dolby to create home
video versions of current box office releases and previously released favorites
for release in 2014 and 2015.
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