5.1 channel


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5.1 channel

A surround sound system that uses five audio channels plus a subwoofer channel (the "1" in 5.1). Widely used in home theater systems, DVDs are often recorded in 5.1 audio encoding technologies (see Dolby Digital and DTS). For more speaker configurations, see surround sound.


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