What is the Surround Sound System?

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Surround sound is much like a movie theater, the concept of covering a listener in music. To get this effect, there are several different formats, such as Dolby Digital and DTS, and higher-resolution formats, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master audio. The lower resolution formats can be used on DVDs, while the high-rez formats can be used in Blu-ray only.

What Do the Surround Speakers Do?

The left and right surround speakers primarily replicate the music and effects of the surroundings. They will replicate a similar set of frequencies to the speakers at the front left and right. But, being used less is less critical than the front speakers. And while hoping they would be of a similar quality to the front speakers, saving some money on the surround speakers is more popular. You’re not going to sacrifice too much in overall efficiency. But, if you can, the easiest way to go is to have the same high-quality speakers all over the network. Two more speakers stay at the rear in 7.1 surround sound systems to provide an even greater sense of space. Those additional 7.1 speakers fall into the same group as the left surround and rights. They’ll hopefully be the same standard as the front speakers, like the surrounds. But here, you can get away with less and not feel too much.

Different Configuration of Surround Sound System

5.1 Surround Sound

5.1 Surround is the most common configuration for surround speakers. The five channels referred to in surround 5.1 include the speakers at the front left and right, a speaker at the bottom, speakers at the rear left and right. The channel named “point one” is the subwoofer.

5.1 Surround sound is the cornerstone of lossy surrounds sound systems such as Dolby Digital and DTS and was at the heart of the DVD-Video home theater revolution of the 1990s. DVD-Audio and SACD also had 5.1 audio tracks for music, but 5.1 for music is increasingly difficult to find with all formats practically dead today.

6.1 Surround Sound

The “surround back” configuration is slightly less common, somewhat overshadowed by its more complex 7.1 arrangements. It can be used in Surround formats for DTS ES and Dolby Digital EX. The setup consists of three front speakers (left, right and center), as well as two side speakers and a rear based speaker plus a subwoofer.

7.1 Surround Sound

7.1 Surround sound is the most common type of surround sound used in high-end home theater systems today. 7.1 Surround features three front speakers (left, right, and center), two side speakers (left and right), two rear speakers (left and right), and a “.1” LFE or subwoofer channel.

You need a 7.1 source, such as a Blu-ray player and an AV receiver that can process 7.1 surround sound, as well as the above speakers and amplification required to experience 7.1 surround sound. High-resolution, lossless Dolby TrueHD, and DTS Master Audio are standard 7.1 surround sound modes.

10.2 Surround Sound

10.2 Surround sound was created at the University of Southern California by Tom Holman (creator of THX) to be “double” 5.1 surround sound with several more speakers and many subwoofers.

10.2 Surround has become more of an idea than anything purchased or built by home theater customers because there is a shortage of source material and processors capable of reproducing that much sound. Moreover, for even larger home theater rooms, the physical space needed for 10.2 speakers is always too much. For cinema and IMAX systems, 10.2 is best suited.

If you need more information on the Surround Sound system, you can check for reviews on Norskeanmeldelser.no. Thereby, contact HifiKlubben on how to set up the particular configuration that fits your room and some other necessary information.

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