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Old 18th July 2005, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default What was/is the pinnacle of multichannel processing?

This is not quite the perfect forum for this, but as I was reading yet another pipe-dream diy digital decoder thread, I was reminded of analog multichannel decoders. Sure, there were many that were associated with vinyl source, although I was thinking more of the batch of cheap analog decoders that sprouted up during the early days of Dolby when a digital processor was $$$. Did anything become of these? Were there any attempts at high end multichannel audio with decoders that process in the analog domain? Did these just die off?
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See my comments in another thread about the '70s. There was a whole zoo of analog high-end multichannel processors. The very best, to my ears, was Ambisonics, but there was so little material released in that format, I never took the plunge myself. Very fiddly setup ensured marketplace failure.
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