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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.

System 136

Dolby System 136 Screen Channel Speaker

Superior Coverage. Lower Distortion. Deeper Bass.

The Dolby System 136 is our newest speaker innovation. The speaker utilizes a proprietary asymmetrical dual-entrant horn to deliver consistent audio coverage and uniform volume shading for every seat in the venue, including Dolby Atmos® rooms up to approximately 165 feet (50.3 m) in depth.

Utilizing custom compression-driver technology, superior enclosure design and higher-quality woofers, the Dolby System 136, consisting of (1) CS136MH and (2) CS136LF units, yields greater intelligibility and enhanced low-frequency extension.

With intuitive ergonomic design and features, the Dolby System 136 allows for quick, easy installation and service. Built on the foundation of Dolby’s industry-leading system design and support philosophy, the Dolby System 136 provides elevated PLF performance and streamlines speaker integration.


  • Dual-entrant asymmetrical horn provides even coverage and volume shading for the entire auditorium
  • Custom ring radiator compression driver facilitates lower crossover frequency enhancing intelligibility and power handling
  • Baltic Birch construction and exceptional bracing delivers unparalleled low frequency extension and articulation
  • Advanced input plate featuring high-current, spring-loaded terminal block and unique flip-card PCB electrical routing, allows quick, tool-free installation and easy selection of tri-amp or quad-amp system configurations. The CS136LF input flip-card allows for parallel (4 Ohm), or direct to individual driver (8 Ohm) connection
  • Preassembled horn design simplifies setup while reducing freight costs
  • Intuitive tilt and pan mechanisms can be used with laser aiming sights in the speaker horn. This provides quick and accurate aiming of the horn using a common laser pointer
  • Shallow, 30.64” depth and side mounted LF input plates enable both easy installation and service access in challenging spaces
  • Tie-plates (included) secure CS136LF cabinets together, and floor brackets (sold separately) allow for surface connection of the entire system stack, to the auditorium

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