Well now, I have to know. Who is Tom Holman and how did he "F" things up?So how did 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc come about. Not by some high technology means. It is technology being driven by business. Speaker manufactures were worried about getting 4 full range loudspeakers in the home. Film sound mixers were worried about mixing dialog using well know phantom techniques because of the training of the personnel in the theaters in setting up the playback system as well as the home users ability to set up a home system.
Thank you Tom Holman here is one to you
Kiss my a** for f*cking it all up.
Yeah, I know this. I have maintained full range speakers since the quad era (JBL 4311 studio monitors) I added a third Sansui AU717 and a fifth JBL 4311 amplifier when 5.1 came out. I also added two Sony 15'' woofers for the bass channel. I could amaze my friends when giving a CD-4 demonstration by telling them that the center speaker isn't even on. They would actually get up and stick their ear to it to prove it to themselves. As far as the bass output goes, it would be cheap to add, and it could always be turned off. I of course wouldn't want it to interfere with bass going to the four channels. That wouldn't be right. But I figure that nsince most of us have that extra bass speaker (or in my case, a pair) it would be nice to be able to use them if we wanted to. But then again, it could be rigged up separately by anyone with technical competence, using the stereo preamp outs you plan to include (low pass filtering would be needed).Quadfather,
The results were that the average auditor could easily determine point source and phantom source position regardless of frequency. Yes, in fact bass is directional. Prove it to yourself. Next time you go to a fireworks display, you will notice that when a mortar explodes to the left or right of you, the bass does not come from a center position. It comes from the location of the mortar explosion.
He was head of Lucasfilms and started us off on this center channel and point one crap. If we can pick anyone who may be responsible for this screwed up 5.1 system we have to deal with now, it is Tom and his THX bogas bullshit.THX ... Tomlinson Holman sold the Apt-Holman preamp and power amp in the 70s, and the preamp was wonderful for its phono stage. He started experimenting (the X) with Dolby Surround equalization, and with the help of the Star Wars crew the rest is history ... for good or for bad.