Surround decoder

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R=R-C
L=L-C

There is not much point in trying to remove the S channel from the front channels as it should already be pretty far down despite mismatching.

I discussed something like the above with Rod and he seemed to think it was perhaps not worth the effort, considering the extra electronics in the signal path. (his original design leaves the R,L channels unaltered) I've never got around to trying it out though.
 
Well I tryed it.
I wroks pretty fine.Of course it doesn't compare to a digital decoder but I liked it. I didn't see the need for a center loudspeaker because I was satisfied with my main speakers.
On the rear channel I used some rather old, but very good car speakers. The sound is pretty surprising but I think the delay unit would make it even better.
 
Do not waste your time removing any of the encoded signals.

Left surround and right surround are encoded 90deg out of phase, which is why there is no need to remove them for stereo.

Center is supposed to be mixed evenly into left and right at -3dB so that when they are added, they are not louder than either front channel. Also, since it is also the mono mix, removing it will probably also remove most of the movie dialogue.

You are correct about adding delay. It is used to fool the brain into believing that a sound is coming from behind the head.

How have you positioned the speakers?

:)ensen.
 
if your speaker image well, why in the hell should you put a mono signal in front and switching to half mono-stereo left and half mono-stereo right. I use fantom on my lexicon and everything is great.

Try your surround without center and get back to stereo front.
After all your always in the sweet spot and except when your room is so large that people sit far outside your speaker they don't need center speaker.

You can have real surround with full stereo front or they can have center speaker. it's your choice: them or you!

Daniel
 
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