How to set up Dolby ATMOS speakers for music listening

ATMOS Music only

10/16/20231 min read

The ATMOS Snow Globe

What can you do with an M1 Mac mini, a MOTU 24Ao pro-audio DAC, an Emotiva XPA-11 Gen 3 amp, eleven Dynaudio speakers, one subwoofer, and two reels of Audioquest cable?

Build an audio-only Dolby ATMOS system that delivers immersive, three-dimensional sound—creating a realistic audio experience by adding height and depth to traditional audio systems.

Stream Dolby ATMOS music to a 7.1.4 surround speaker system from Apple Music using a Mac mini and configure Audio MIDI Setup for your speaker configuration.

Use JRiver Media Center to play lossless Dolby True HD music albums and Dolby Reference Player to decode lossless Dolby True HD audio from Blu-ray Discs MKV object-based audio files. Dolby ATMOS files also come as ADM files.

Use the Hang Loose Convolver app with the VST3 plugin to make frequency and time-based room corrections from sine sweep measurement and analysis to calibrate the system to enhance the playback sound quality.