Chapter 15

Home Theater Sound

A large portion of this book has concentrated on commercial sound techniques and equipment, but there is every reason for the Audio Professional as well as the Audio Enthusiast to pursue the subject and practice of listening to good sound at home, and to appreciate the extraordinary perfection of available sound sources and processors.

Home Theater is the ultimate extension of listening to TV sound through the stereo system that plays your tapes and compact discs. The concept of Total Theater in your home can be executed so well that it lacks only the empathy of a large audience.

Motion Picture Sound is advancing so fast that every two or three years there is a new format, not always backward compatible with earlier ...

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