A new method of localizing a sound in the frontal half plane (from side to side) of a listener, including localization at a closer distance in 2-channel stereophonic sound, is proposed. The method is such that signals with respect to actual and phantom loudspeakers are controlled by the intensity stereo theory. A control system utilizing 4-channel panpots has been constructed, and the experimental results show that it works quite satisfactorily.
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