Dolby Atmos has been with us for a number of years now, however aside from an preliminary rush of audio system from the likes of Onkyo and Klipsch, issues have been a little bit quiet on the Atmos speaker entrance, so to talk. Certain there is a dribble of devoted peak audio system you may add to current non-Atmos audio system, however you may rely on one hand the variety of audio system with built-in Atmos modules.
Enter Focal’s Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2. The French firm’s atmospheric speaker equipment boasts entrance audio system with top-firing Atmos drivers built-in, and it sits towards the extra reasonably priced finish at $1,299/£1,099/AU$1,500.
The sub and surrounds had been stable sufficient, however the star of the package deal is unquestionably these Evo Atmos entrance audio system, which price $299/AU$750 a pair by themselves. They combine the peak channel in a approach that’s unobtrusive and chic, and would make a terrific addition to an current Sib-based system.
Until you actually prioritize smooth seems, nonetheless, there are higher choices on the market for a whole encompass system. For instance, an Elac Debut 5.zero Dwelling Theater Bundle with two A4 peak modules and a sub will price roughly the identical because the Focal. It could not look as fairly, however it might sound a lot better.
If seems had been all the things…
Because the identify suggests, that is the Dolby Atmos-enabled model of the favored Focal Sib and Cub audio system, with 5 surrounds and one sub. The heights are built-in into the primary Sib Evo Dolby Atmos speaker and are designed to fireplace onto your ceiling and again at you.
As encompass audio system go this can be a stunning wanting system. The brand new Evo satellites are completed in a gloss-black end and the though the primary’s cupboard is bigger than the opposite satellites — 12 inches tall versus 10 inches — it’s nonetheless very stylish. All the audio system, no matter measurement, characteristic a 5-inch Polyflex driver and a 1-inch delicate dome tweeter. The Atmos drivers, in the meantime, are three inches in diameter.
There is not any different-looking heart channel speaker on this system — you merely place one of many satellites sideways on the equipped rubber mount. You then rotate the Focal brand and voila — a middle channel! The principle benefit to that is higher integration between the fronts and surrounds, as we quickly discovered.
Lastly, we come to the Cub Evo. This subwoofer is a cubic foot in measurement with a unique end — a brushed vinyl wrap. On the backside resides an Eight-inch woofer which feeds a big port on the entrance of the sub. On the rear of the unit are the controls together with quantity, crossover level and a part change. There’s solely line-level inputs and no speaker ins for this mannequin. It is rated for 35Hz to 150Hz and includes a 200-watt amplifier.