Column: 7.1 surround sound

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 28 2006 @ 10:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Designtechnica has a column on 7.1 surround sound:
As a home theater tech critic, I spend much of my time evangelizing for surround sound. I do it unashamedly and with all my heart. I love surround sound and I want everyone else to get as much pleasure from it as I do. But I worry that a lot of people still waiting to dip a toe in the sound-field are turned off by a bunch of seemingly conflicting numbers: 5.1 and 6.1 and 7.1.

I’ve seen this over and over with people who are just getting into home theater as a hobby. When told they have a choice of 5.1 or 6.1 or 7.1 channels, their eyes glaze over and they mumble something along the lines of: “Um, well, I guess I’ll just keep my two speakers and think about it.” When speaking with newbies, I’ve learned to discuss surround as a 5.1-channel medium, which it essentially is, and leave it at that.
Read on over here.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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