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One of Sound Associates first cinema relationships, Sound Associates installed the very first Dolby processors for the first Star Wars film in 1977. Since the 1960s, Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in audio innovation. Beginning with Dolby® noise reduction, a form of audio compression and expansion that reduces background hiss in tape recording, Dolby Laboratories has developed and manufactured many ground-breaking technologies for professionals and consumers alike.

In the cinema arena, Dolby have led the way with the introduction of “A-Type” noise reduction in 1965, Dolby Stereo for Star Wars in 1977 and their most recent product innovation – Dolby Atmos. By employing overhead speakers as well as surrounds, Dolby Atmos can create realistic and natural sound experiences that envelop and involve the movie goer. Sound Associates have installed Atmos in numerous screens across the UK, in multiplexes as well as independent cinemas.

Dolby has acquired cinema server leader Doremi, increasing the breadth of their offerings and expertise in the highly competitive cinema landscape.


High-Powered 12” Two-Way Surround Speakers

Full bandwidth detail. Tell the story from any angle.

In today’s delivery of new and exciting immersive content, surround speakers play an increasingly pivotal role. The new Dolby® DSR series of immersive surround passive loudspeakers were designed to meet and exceed that need.

Perfect for medium to large size venues, the DSR1260 (typically used for side surrounds) and DSR1280 (typically used for overheads) series surround loudspeakers were engineered utilizing baffle-mounted high-frequency waveguides with two coverage pattern options, (DSR1260 Vertical 60°, Horizontal Coverage Top 60°, Bottom 120° / DSR1280 Vertical 80°, Horizontal Coverage Top 80°, Bottom 130°). The speaker can be mounted in a vertical orientation or horizontally as to not interfere with the projector light path. The high-frequency horn can be rotated within the enclosure to maintain the best coverage for the maximum number of seats.

These patented asymmetrical waveguides offer a new advantage in surround and overhead coverage, facilitating extremely linear and targeted volume delivery, bringing immersive audio detail into clear view for your entire audience.


  • Two asymmetrical waveguide patterns allow for predictable and linear coverage for sidewall and overhead zones throughout the entire auditorium
  • Low distortion 44.4 mm polyimide dome high-frequency driver delivers smooth and faithful response up to 20 kHz
  • Custom, high-sensitivity 12” low-frequency driver incorporates motor and suspension technology that provides robust protection against over excursion
  • High-quality wood enclosure with industry standard hole pattern accepts a variety of brackets for mounting and aiming
  • Attractive Dolby design achieves a rich and elegant auditorium look minimizing reflection of projector or ambient light
  • Target throw distance of 19 meters to reference listening position
  • Top-of-cabinet advanced input plate featuring high-current, spring-loaded terminal block and for easy installation
  • Passive crossover installed for simple plug-and-play performance

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