As such, Atmos doesn’t come with a cheap price tag, with the Onkyo options starting at $1199 for a low-end Atmos-enabled amp, with a full package — including the speakers in a 5.1.2 entry level configuration — starting at $2297.

The entry level Dolby Atmos amp from Onkyo is the TX-NR636, and that's $1199.

If you already have speakers you want to upgrade, it’s the cost of a new amp and some upward facing bounce speakers (or some speakers to embed in the ceiling), with the additional bouncing speakers going for $299 each to start with.

Other options will be made available for people with larger wallets, with amps costing as much as just under $4000, or with a pre-amp power pack for $6798, and with speakers from several manufacturers, such as KEF, Klipsch, and others.

But availability will be soon, and with the first titles out from the end of November, you’ll be able to dig in and update that home theatre system with something few cinemas in Australia have.

If you have more money to spend, there's the TX-NR1030, just under the biggest model (TX-NR3030). This one carries a price tag of $3199, amp only.