Definitions for quadraphonicˌkwɒd rəˈfɒn ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quad•ra•phon•icˌkwɒd rəˈfɒn ɪk(adj.)
of or pertaining to the recording, reproduction, or transmission of sound by means of four channels instead of two; four-channel.
Category: Hi-Fi and Audio
quadraphonic, quadriphonic, quadrasonic, quadrisonic(adj)
of or relating to quadraphony
"his quadraphonic sound system"
Employing four independent channels or speakers.
Origin: quadri- + phonic
Quadraphonic sound – similar to what is now called 4.0 surround sound – uses four channels in which speakers are positioned at the four corners of the listening space, reproducing signals that are independent of one another. Quadraphonic audio was the earliest consumer product in surround sound and thousands of quadraphonic recordings were made during the 1970s. It was a commercial failure due to many technical problems and format incompatibilities. Quadraphonic audio formats were more expensive to produce than standard two-channel stereo. Playback required additional speakers and specially designed decoders and amplifiers.
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