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, object-based audio, 3D audio and imaging.










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1 surround sound layout, while the rear panel operates as rear speakers, somehow bouncing sound off of the wall to the back of the room.
What you couldn't do (before the advent of digital sound) is say, I want this sound out this rear speaker now,'' DelGrosso said.
Designed for easy set-up, the HTD-630DV is equipped with a wireless rear speaker to eliminate running speaker wires to the back of the room," the company said.
Among the standard features on all of Panasonic's new players are 10-bit video DAC (digital to analog conversion) from 9-bit; 24-bit audio DAC from 20-bit; "smooth motion," which allows for sharper slow motion and reverse; Virtual Surround Sound technology, which was developed by Panasonic to create the "effect" of a rear speaker via the use of a time delay; and on-screen menu icons that avert navigation of a clunky set-up menu.
The line features two A-V receivers priced at $499 and $599, a five-disc CD changer at $349, bookshelf front speakers at $399, slim tower front speakers at $699, a center speaker at $299, a rear speaker at $299, subwoofers at $449 and $599, and an assembled four-shelf rack at $399.
The four products scheduled to launch in the coming months include: Tune Dog(TM), an iPod/MP3 accessory which will allow the user to send music wirelessly to any room in their home from an iPod[R], MP3 player or PC using only existing electrical wiring; Audio Everywhere(TM), which allows a stereo to send audio through a home's existing electrical wiring; The Rear Speaker Surround Sound Installation Kit(TM), which allows a surround sound system to send audio to the rear speakers using existing electrical wiring and a new IP Netcam that uses a home's electrical wiring as a "digital pipeline" to deliver streaming video from up to 6 individual cameras around your home or business using a PC.
The DAV-HDX576WF model includes one S-AIR Air Station receiver/speaker (AIR-SA10) and a wireless rear speaker kit (WAHT-SA10).
No wires are run from the front to the back of the room, although a power outlet for the rear speaker is required.
The demonstration highlighted the ability to stream video with synchronized audio to independent front and rear speaker systems.
Just like its predecessor, the new SONOS PLAY:5 works seamlessly with all Sonos smart speakers and adds even greater modularity with the ability to act as rear speakers in home theater setups with SONOS PLAYBAR and SONOS SUBtm.
It transmits the driver's voice through the rear speakers.
Furthermore, the SE model has a 'Connectivity Pack' option which comprises of Bluetooth with voice recognition, steering wheel with audio controls and rear speakers, all for just PS175.