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Highlights in the History of Multichannel Sound

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Despite the achievements of many distinguished researchers over a period of more than a century, the audio industry has never been able to define a viable business in multichannel sound. Except for cinema applications, two-channel stereo continues to be the industry's medium of choice for the delivery of recorded music. This paper reviews some of the more notable multichannel efforts of the past that may finally lead toward new audio formats in the digital era.

JAES Volume 46 Issue 1/2 pp. 27-31; February 1998
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