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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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STEREO SYSTEMS

As most home high fidelity systems are not stereo, we will devote this section directly to achieving the best stereo illusion in different type of rooms. For the medium-to-dead type of room with plenty of absorptive surfaces, the conventional stereo placement is best: two speakers are spaced apart so that their separate program content can be clearly heard through most of the room.

In a conventional rectangular room the speakers should be placed either in the corners at opposite extremities of one of the shorter walls, or a little way in from the corners along one of the longer walls (Fig. 7.3). Speakers types can be chosen to suit the situation. In a bigger room, large corner speakers may be best. In a smaller one, perhaps suitable ...

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