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Dolby® "W"

From Chace Audio

Dolby® W is an unofficial term used to refer to the 5.1 track configuration of Left, Left Surround, Center, Right Surround, Right, LFE. The term gained popularity because when audio laid out in this configuration is viewed on vertically aligned volume meters, the resulting image resembles the letter “W.” The program material on the Left, Center, and Right tracks tends to be louder than the program material on the Left Surround and Right Surround tracks, and this forms the “W” shape. This track configuration is popular for use on analog elements due to the physical distance between the Left and Right tracks, which are often used for azimuth adjustments.

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