Are 4 speakers (2 front/2 rear) multichannel? 4.1?


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Username: Panamanian

Panama cityPanama

Post Number: 132
Registered: Aug-05
Can I achieve that? with the right song?
and a conventional headunit?


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Username: Vinnyqh

Portland, OR

Post Number: 122
Registered: Nov-05
no, music is recorded in 2 channel left and right. if you want surround sound you'll have to get 5 speakers, (one being the center channel and the other four would be in your doors and the rear somewhere) and then you would have to have a sub woofer, and then you will also have to have a decoder for the dolby digital or DTS or DVD-A.

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Username: Pelona

LA, CA United States

Post Number: 6
Registered: Nov-05

Gary Snyder
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Well, not exactly.... you can have a one channel (mono), two channel (stereo), 3 (single surround), 4 (surround with phantom center channel), 5, 5.1, 6.1... lots of possible formats out there... but you will need a processor to get those additional channels... most head units are only stereo, or stereo with a sub out.

Two in front and two in the back off a standard deck would simply be front and rear stereo pairs.

A couple years ago, both Kenwood and Clarion had top of the line decks with a built-in Dolby processor... I don't know if any are currently available.

Gary Snyder
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