surround sound

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surround sound

An audio recording and playback system that uses five or more channels plus a subwoofer channel. Surround sound is used primarily for movies and games. Following are the various surround sound speaker arrangements. See 10-foot user interface, Dolby Digital, DTS, 3D audio and imaging.









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