Surround Speakers

Technology / Home Audio / Surround Speakers: In a home theater system, the speakers located beside or behind the listening/viewing position. These speakers can be mounted on the walls, placed on stands, or set on bookshelves. They help create an enveloping three-dimensional soundstage by reproducing the surround information on video soundtracks and music recordings encoded with surround sound. For details, check out our nuts and bolts discussion of the different surround sound formats. Some multichannel movie soundtracks also take advantage of surround back speakers. These speakers are used in addition to the regular surround speakers mentioned above, and can either be a pair of speakers placed behind and slightly to the sides of the listening area, or a single speaker directly behind it. You'll need a six- or seven-channel receiver for this type of setup, but adding surround back speakers can give you even more convincing wraparound effects. See our article on choosing home theater speakers for more info.

Other Words for Surround

Surround Verb Synonyms: encompass, encircle, envelop, enclose, hem in, ring
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Surround Speakers

Technology / Home Audio / Surround Speakers: In a home theater system, the speakers located beside or behind the listening/viewing position. These speakers can be mounted on the walls, placed on stands, or set on bookshelves. They help create an MORE

Surroundings

Science / Chemistry / Surroundings: In thermodynamics, the surroundings refer to the universe outside the system. MORE

Bridge Mounted (2 and 3-Way Speakers)

Technology / Home Audio / Bridge Mounted (2 and 3-Way Speakers): In combined 2 and 3-way speakers, which have woofers together with a Tweeter, or a Tweeter and a Midrange Driver, the smaller drivers are attached to the woofer by either one of two standard mountings MORE

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