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Sound and Recording, 5th Edition by Tim Mccormick, Francis Rumsey

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Chapter 16

Two-channel stereo

This chapter covers the principles and practice of two-channel stereophonic recording and reproduction. Two-channel stereophonic reproduction (in international standard terms ‘2-0 stereo’, meaning two front channels and no surround channels) is often called simply ‘stereo’ as it is the most common way of conveying some spatial content in sound recording and reproduction. In fact ‘stereophony’ refers to any sound system that conveys three-dimensional sound images, so it is used more generically in this book and includes surround sound. In international standards describing stereo loudspeaker configurations the nomenclature for the configuration is often in the form ‘n–m stereo’, where n is the number of front channels ...

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