Mar 31, 2021

Japanese Vinyl Laboratory: 4Channel

Japanese vinyl at one point was manufactured using 4Channel stereo.

4Channel stereo is a type of Japanese record, known as Quadraphonic in English.

Considered to be an innovative audio system that differed from standard stereo records by having speakers from four different directions and a special device. These features created a rich powerful sound.

From the early 70s, numerous companies developed a variety of 4Channel systems. However, all production discontinued in 1979, consequently removing 4Channel stereo from the market.



■CD-4 (Compatible Discrete 4Channel)

Developed by the Victor Company of Japan in 1970.

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■SQ

Developed by CBS in 1971.

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■QS/Regular Matrix

Developed by Sansui Electric in 1970.

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The many Japanese recordings using 4Channel demonstrates the obsession Japanese people have with sound. Quadraphonic sound was developed to create superior audio and record quality for listeners.

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