What does 'discrete' mean, referring to audio?

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  1. Darren Gross

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    In multi-channel audio it refers to the ability of each channel to reproduce it's own, distinct, audio.

    Stereo sources have two "discrete" channels. DVD's brought us 5.1 "discrete" channels (the .1 is limited in range, but can still be independent of the other 3).

    Channels created from processing, Dolby Pro-Logic and it's ilk, are not considered "discrete". The added channels (center and rear in the case of DPL) are derived from the "discrete" channels.

    Not a great explanation but heck it's late. Somebody chime in.

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    It simply means that the sweet-nothings you whisper to your various HT components when no one is around will remain your dirty little secret. [​IMG]
     
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    LOL! [​IMG]
    Nice one Mitty..
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