He spent a further pounds 200,000 turning the second floor into a private ballroom, complete with 75ft sprung dance floor and quadraphonic
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playback of any game, music and movie - even simple two-channel sources deliver high impact 3-D sound using two, three or four speakers.
Now, the folks at PentaTone have unearthed the original master tapes for a number of these Marriner recordings that were originally done in the Quadraphonic
format but never released that way.
speakers for realistic sounds and compatibility with major standards such as SoundBlaster Pro(TM), Windows(TM) Sound System 2.
and Honey are jointly presenting dance fans with a spectacularly funky time to remember.
I mentioned a while back that during the early 1970s when Quadraphonic
sound was the short-lived rage, companies such as Philips had experimented with the technique but never actually issued much of it in anything but straight two-channel stereo.
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About half the stuff PentaTone have released so far has been newly made, the other material being originally recorded in quadraphonic
during the '70s.
In fact, many of the performances are being moved to larger venues to take full advantage of the show's spectacular multi-media light and quadraphonic
sound while better accommodating a phenomenal demand for tickets.
However, it looks like everything that goes around comes around, and with the recent introduction of discrete multichannel sound via Dolby Digital, DTS, SACD, and DVD Audio, the Quadraphonic
phenomenon is back with us again.
But various multichannel audio standards are still in a state of flux and I don't want to recommend today's equivalent of yesterday's Quadraphonic
Maybe the folks at RCA have finally figured out what to do with all those old quadraphonic
recordings they made in the early '70s.