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stereophonic

(of a system for recording, reproducing, or broadcasting sound) using two or more separate microphones to feed two or more loudspeakers through separate channels in order to give a spatial effect to the sound

stereophonic

[¦ster·ē·ə′fän·ik]
(engineering acoustics)
Pertaining to three-dimensional pickup or reproduction of sound, as achieved by using two or more separate audio channels. Also known as stereo.

stereophonic

Sound reproduction that uses two channels (left and right) and mostly referred to as "stereo." Contrast with monophonic systems that use a single channel (see monophonic) and surround sound systems that use from five to seven channels (see surround sound).
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For the purpose of stereophony compact groups of loudspeakers were created as well as arrays of individual loudspeakers that were switched on and off successively in such a way that the sound source would describe paths along these routes (Fig.
past or contemporary, that traverse it from one end to the other in a vast stereophony.
Accordingly, in 1950 Dvorak's opera Rusalka, conducted by Jaroslav Krombholc, was recorded for the first time (Josef Keilbert's recording four years previously was originally a radio recording and was only commercially propagated after Krombholc's recording), in the same year Vaclav Talich recorded Stabat Mater, the first Dvorak oratorio recorded in a studio, while the accession of stereophony in the second half of the 1950s accelerated the origination of Karel Aneerl's coproduction recording of the Requiem For Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft and Supraphon in 1959.
The main reasons why Ancerl's recordings were received with such enthusiasm were initially seen in stereophony.