The word stereophony is also derived from two Greek roots, stereo meaning solid and phone meaning sound. Thus stereophony denotes solid or three dimensional sound sound coming from different sources, at different locations, with different volume levels (two or more separate channels and speaker systems).

The other term often associated with hi-fi systems is binaural. This word is derived from two roots: bi meaning two and auris meaning ear. Thus binaural may be literally translated as two ear sound.

In a monophonic sound system, the sound usually emanates from only one location when being reproduced. Dual speakers, large horns, and location of the speaker in a corner of the room can be used to spread the sound so that it is difficult ...

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