center channel


Definition of center channel

: an audio channel in an audio-video system that carries dialogue to a centrally located speaker while all other sound is sent to outer speakers

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First Known Use of center channel

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Center channel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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