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Sound Trivia

Feb 16, 2023

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Audio transmission

Uses Bluetooth technology

Audio quality

Up to two channels of compressed audio (stereo)


Ideal for headphones, earbuds, and portable speakers

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Audio transmission

Uses a standard Wi-Fi network

Audio quality

Up to two channels of high-definition audio (stereo)


Ideal for smart speakers, multiroom speakers, and speakers that expand soundbar-based systems

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Audio transmission

Creates a dedicated wireless network, specifically for the sound system

Audio quality

Up to eight channels of ultra high-definition uncompressed audio; supports Dolby Atmos®

Highest globally-recognized standard for wireless speaker systems


Ideal for true cinema surround-sound systems

When was surround sound introduced?

Answer: 1940

Really–that long ago!

What was the first movie in surround sound?

Answer: Fantasia (1940)

Have you seen it?

How loud is the Super Bowl?

Answer: Suppose you are lucky enough to get inside the stadium. In that case, the average volume level is in the 70 dB (decibel) range, about the noise level of a vacuum cleaner. During touchdowns, fan noise rises to nearly 110–120 dB—louder than a car horn.

85 dB are considered harmful to human hearing.

What was the first Dolby Digital movie?

Answer: Batman Returns 1992

Yes, it was more than 30 years ago.

What was the first movie to be produced in Dolby Atmos?

Answer: Brave (2012)

Disney is at the forefront of sound innovation!

What is a Foley artist?

Answer: Foley artists devise and record the everyday sounds heard in films, television shows, and video games, typically using common household products.

Now you know what it means when you see the credits!

What are the most common sounds made by Foley artists?


  1. A walking horse made with coconuts
  2. Rain = Bacon
  3. Bones Breaking = Celery
  4. Arrows = Bamboo
  5. Grass = Newspaper
  6. Thunder = Aluminum
  7. Punching = Phone Book (Or Slab of Meat)
  8. Fire = Cellophane
  9. Swing Set = Rusty Hinges
  10. Heartbeats = Trashcans
  11. Kisses = Arms
  12. Falling Body = Phone Book

Gross and simple at the same time!

What are the best Oscar-winning movies for sound editing?


  1. Hugo (2011)
  2. Zero Dark Thirty AND Skyfall (2013 Oscars)
  3. American Sniper (2015 Oscars)
  4. Gravity (2014 Oscars)
  5. The Hurt Locker (2010 Oscars)
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody (2019 Oscars)
  7. Inception (2011 Oscars)
  8. Dunkirk (2018 Oscars)
  9. Arrival (2017 Oscars)
  10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2016 Oscars)

Have you seen them all?

What singer has had a Billboard No. 1 hit in each of the last four decades?

Answer: Mariah Carey

She has milked “All I want for Christmas is You” more than anyone can milk a song!

Before Miley Cyrus recorded Wrecking Ball, it was offered to which singer?

Answer: Beyoncé

Beyoncé on a wrecking ball???

Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Answer: Aretha Franklin

She will always be the Queen of Soul.

Who is the only country artist to have a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six straight decades?

Answer: Dolly Parton

And Dolly is just the Queen of everything great!

Meet Milan 5.1 from Platin Audio

Milan 5.1 fills your living room with beautiful sound—without compromising your space or your budget. Its ultra-compact wireless speakers surround you with multiple channels of high-definition audio for a cinema-style experience.

Platin Milan 5.1 system with one subwoofer, one center-channel speaker, two front speakers, two rear speakers, and SoundSend; all components are black

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