has been with us for several years now, but apart from an initial rush of speakers from the likes of Onkyo and , things have been a little quiet on the Atmos speaker front, so to speak. Sure there’s a dribble of dedicated height speakers you can add to existing non-Atmos speakers, but you can count on one hand the number of speakers with integrated Atmos modules.
Enter Focal’s Sib Evo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2. The French company’s atmospheric speaker kit boasts front speakers with top-firing Atmos drivers built-in, and it sits toward the more affordable end at $1,299/£1,099/AU$1,500.
The sub and surrounds were solid enough, but the star of the package is definitely those Evo Atmos front speakers, which cost $299/AU$750 a pair by themselves. They integrate the height channel in a way that is unobtrusive and elegant, and would make a great addition to an existing Sib-based system.
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