Why this web site on surround sound?
18 years ago I bought my first stereo receiver that included surround sound capabilities. Like many people, I assumed the surround sound mode would be used only for movies and TV programs that incorporated "Dolby Surround". I was amazed and astounded when I discovered what surround sound could do for regular stereo FM broadcasts, tapes, CDs, and any other stereo source. The improvement that surround sound gives in ambiance, tonality, and overall realism must be heard to be appreciated! I was also surprised to learn how easily I could have added surround sound to existing systems without going thru the expense of getting new equipment. Indeed, surround sound can easily be added to nearly any two channel stereo with just some speaker wire and two additional speakers. (No internal modifications are needed!)
Nowadays surround sound receivers are common and that generally is the best way to go when building a surround sound system. However, if you've got an old 2 channel receiver or amplifier that you'd like to incorporate into a surround sound system, then read on. Much of the information provided is written in a sort of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) format. I also provide information on other surround sound technologies with a few links to other web pages on surround sound.
Some of the major topics addressed on subsequent pages include:
I hope you enjoy perusing this information. Because I'm no longer active in following surround sound developments, I'm probably not a good resource for current information. However, you may email me (Chris) with any questions on the material covered in this site. Just click on the email icon below or write to me at: email@example.com
This web page was last updated on: 02/10/11 12:54 PM Pacific Time.