I was no older than in my mid-teens when I wanted (but didn't have enough funds for) a Zenith Allegra system with four speakers, turntable, 8-track player, and radio. I guess the four speakers were for the quadraphonic sound, as some LP's and tapes were made specifically for this. This "fad," or whatever you want to call it, didn't seem to last very long. Was this to simulate "surround" sound?? Did anybody really enjoy it??
Hi there, I recently hooked up my record deck to a 5.1 surround sound home entertainment stereo system..
I found a couple of old 'Quadraphonic' records, Herbie Mann's 'Hold on I'm comming' being the best one and put it to the test.. It worked wonders and sounds fantastic!.. Normal 'Stereo' recordings also sound ok, but are no way as good.
If my memory serves me right there were three variations on quadraphonic sound production. QS, SQ and CD-4 None were compatible.Hence nobody knew which to buy so they all fizzled away with no leader being the one to use.
I have two LPs produced in the quadraphonic format. 1,Marvin, Welch & Farrar (basically the Shadows)"Second Opinion" . 2,Eric Carmen "All by myself". Never had the equipment to play them so still unplayed..Ron.
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