Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850

The Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 line offers you a choice of advanced digital cinema audio solutions to fit your business model.


Product Description

Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850

The Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 line offers you a choice of advanced digital cinema audio solutions to fit your business model.

Choose the Right Processor for Your Cinema

Whether you’re ready to equip your cinema for an immersive Dolby Atmos audio experience now or prefer a flexible processor that you can upgrade in the future to deliver a full Dolby Atmos experience, we have a Dolby CP850 processor that’s ideal for your needs.

Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850

Dolby Atmos provides a unique approach to cinema audio, giving filmmakers unprecedented power and freedom to realize their creative visions. In your cinema, Dolby Atmos gives audiences moving audio that flows all around them, a natural and enveloping sound experience that fully reflects the original artistic concept.

With more than 1,600 screens* and 400 titles, Dolby Atmos is transforming the world of motion pictures.

The Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 is the complete audio solution for today’s digital cinemas.

Dolby Atmos Title Momentum

  • Dolby Atmos is supported by all major Hollywood studios and countless international distributors.
  • More than 465+ titles have been mixed in Dolby Atmos, with 152 titles mixed worldwide in 2015.
  • 70 percent of the top 30 grossing movies worldwide in 2015 were mixed in Dolby Atmos.

Worldwide Reach

  • Dolby Atmos is installed in more than 60 countries worldwide.
  • More than 100 mixing facilities worldwide use Dolby Atmos.

Screen-Count Dominance

  • The Dolby Atmos footprint has grown 80 percent since CinemaCon® 2015—from 1,000 to 1,800 screens installed or committed to worldwide.
  • Since September 2015, Dolby Atmos has installed more than 400 screens worldwide—more than the entire footprint of competing immersive audio formats combined.


  • Rendering up to 64 speaker feeds provides an unmatched audience experience.
  • The latest Dolby Lake EQ and 1/12th octave EQ resolution optimizes playback for all content types, even in acoustically challenged environments.
  • Flexible configurations provide all the common I/O interfaces for the modern digital cinema.
  • Automated calibration ensures consistent, high-quality playback for each movie.

*Installed or committed




Plan Review Service


Dolby Atmos Room Commissioning Service


Dolby Atmos marketing support


Dolby Atmos rendering to 7.1

 Y  Y

Full Dolby Atmos rendering


Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1 and 5.1 playback

 Y  Y

Dolby Surround 7.1 and 5.1 playback

 Y  Y

Dolby codec support for alternative content (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby Digital, and Dolby E upmixing of non-DCP content)

 Y  Y

16 channels of DCI PCM audio input

 Y  Y

Support for 64 speaker feeds, configurable between 16 analog outputs and a Dolby Atmos Connect (DAC) output

 Y  Y

Flexible I/O for a wide variety of content sources (16-channel AES, S/PDIF, optical, stereo analog, public announcement microphone)

 Y  Y

Dolby Show Manager integration and web services APIs to easily integrate with TMS and NOC systems

 Y  Y

Simplified installation, maintenance, and day-to-day operation of cinema sound systems for exhibitors

 Y  Y

Sophisticated EQ processing to improve cinema audio playback

 Y  Y


Dolby CP850 Front Panel

A feature-rich user interface makes configuration easy. Program macros ensure correct playback of a variety of source materials and allow remote monitoring of the Dolby CP850’s functional health.

  • Dolby CP850 Front-Panel Controls

    Master fader
    Mute button
    Power button
    Eight macro buttons
    LCD display with navigational buttons


  • Dolby CP850 Rear Panel

    • A complete set of inputs and outputs offers comprehensive connection capabilities for any theatre or configuration. For a complete list, see the Features tab. (The full Dolby CP850 model is shown; the Dolby CP850 Base is identical.)

  • CP850 Rear Panel Connections



1 × DB25

8 × AES (16-channel) input

2 × BNC

Two AES-3id inputs

1 × Toslink®

One optical digital audio input

1 × RCA®

S/PDIF input

2 × HDMI®

Two HDMI inputs that can be routed to the HDMI output

1 × HDMI®

One HDMI pass-through output

RCA stereo

Non-sync input

2 × XLR

Two microphone inputs for alignment and PA

1 × GigE

Command interface for theatre network and web UI traffic

1 × GigE

Dolby Atmos data input

2 × GigE

Dolby Atmos Connect interface

1 × DB9

Standard 9-pin serial port

2 × DB25

16-channel electronically balanced analog outputs

2 × RCA

HI and VI-N (Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired Narrative) outputs

1 × DB25

Contact closure automation; eight assignable macros, mute, and a three-wire volume control

1 × IEC 60320

Power cable connector

1 × RCA

Booth monitor output

1 × BNC

DCI channels 13 and 14 pass-through for ancillary theatre system syncing

Dolby Atmos Commissioning Service

Each Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 includes the Dolby Atmos Commissioning Service: a complimentary review of the speaker configuration design and an initial room equalization. Our Content Services consultants will review your design drawings and equipment selection to ensure that your theatre delivers the highest-quality experience possible.

This service is available only for the full Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 , or when you upgrade the functionality of your Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 Base.

Dolby Atmos Interface DAC3202

The Dolby Atmos Connect Interfaces allows you to use legacy amplifiers in Dolby Atmos installations. The CP850 employs an audio-over-Ethernet protocol to send a digital audio stream to Dolby Atmos Connect Interfaces. A Dolby Atmos Connect Interface converts the digital audio to analog audio for connection to amplifiers. Each Dolby Atmos Connect Interface offers 32 analog outputs.

A Dolby Atmos Cinema Processor CP850 together with a single Dolby Atmos Connect Interface can support up to 48 speaker feeds. Installations with more than 48 speaker feeds will need two Dolby Atmos Connect Interfaces.