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Channels (speakers???)

Discussion in 'Audio' started by saharardb, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    can someone explain what the following means:-

    2 channel (front L/R or headphone)
    4 channel (front L/R and surround L/R)
    6 channel (5.1 home theater)
    7 channel (6.1 home theater)
    8 channel (7.1 home theater)

    im not sure but i think the .1 part is sub-woofer confirm this for me if this is correct.

    i got this info from windvd platinum 6
     
  2. whompus

    whompus Active member

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    Yes .1 is subwoofer.
    For the other is
    2=stereo
    4=stereo surround front and rear
    6=true surround front rear center +sub
    7=surround front rear side and side or top and bottom
    depends on speaker placement +sub
    8=very true surround same as 7 with center
     
  3. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    can u please tell me how many speakers there are in 5.1 6.1 and 7.1 excluding sub-woofers
     
  4. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    without sub:
    5.1 - 5 speakers
    6.1 - 6 speakers
    7.1 - 7 speakers

    you get the idea...

    6.1 adds one back speaker
    7.1 adds two back speakers

    or can be configured as top/bottom also
     
  5. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    oh right so the number before the dot indicates number of speakers and the number after the dot indicates number of sub-woofers
     
  6. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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  7. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    these explanations are too difficult
     
  8. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    what do you want to know about it? That page is a pretty basic definition...
     
  9. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    i just wanted to know the amount of speakers excluding sub-woofers not the layout
     
  10. saharardb

    saharardb Guest

    i took my time reading this and understood what you people meant thank you
     
  11. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    glad to help. feel free to post again if you have anymore q's
     

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