Focal, the French audio specialist, has certainly been busy. As well as the good-looking Clear headphones, they launched the Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 Speaker package.
For those looking for a simple and stylish way to upgrade their home cinema system, this high-quality Dolby Atmos set is sure to tick the boxes.
Promising additional clarity, detail, depth and sheer immersive quality, Dolby Atmos has been rapidly adopted by content providers.
You can experience Atmos soundtracks from a whole range of sources, some more surprising than others. For example, from the latest cinema and Blu-ray film releases to Premium League Football on Sky and BT Sport, selected Netflix streams and PC and Xbox gaming.
To enjoy Dolby Atmos in action, the choices have been pretty much all-or-nothing. On one side, you could opt for a one-box solution, which is unable to offer true surround sound. Alternatively, there’s the complex array of speakers or upgrades unsuited to modern living – especially in London!
Focal Sib Evo
The new Focal package offers a stylish, compact alternative, while still delivering high-quality surround sound. This makes it perfect for all but the very largest living rooms. All you have to do is add a Dolby Atmos receiver and source.
The starting point for Dolby Atmos surround sound is a 5.1.2 system. Fortunately, Focal has integrated this technology into the latest generation of its Award-winning Sib & Co speakers.
The Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 package is composed of two Sib Evo Dolby Atmos speakers, three Sib Evo Satellites (two for rears, one to be horizontally aligned as a centre speaker) and the Cub Evo Subwoofer.
The Sib Evo Dolby Atmos speakers are equipped with both front-firing speaker drivers as well as additional full-range speaker drivers integrated into the top. In this way they can reproduce both horizontal and vertical sound waves; the vertical waves angled to bounce off the ceiling towards the listener.
Easy set up
You will no doubt be glad to hear that Focal has made a point in making Sib Evo easy to install. So, you get speakers equipped with a connector system with push buttons to make the satellite easier to hook up to a Dolby Atmos receiver.
There are also double connectors instead of single connectors for the power supply.
For further ease of room integration, the satellite speakers can be easily wall mounted; matching floor stands are available as an optional extra.?
Price and availability
The Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 Speaker package is available now, with a suggested retail price of £1,099.
It is exclusively available both online and in-store at Sevenoaks Sound and Vision until the end of the year.
A Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 2.0 version of the package – to add Atmos to existing set-ups – is also available, with an SRP of £449.