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surround sound

a system of sound recording and reproduction that uses three or more independent recording channels and loudspeakers in order to give the impression that the listener is surrounded by the sound sources Compare quadraphonics See also ambisonics
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Contemporary definitions for surround sound

a stereophonic sound system with multiple speakers placed around the listening area to enhance the effect's 21st Century Lexicon
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