With surround sound, heard in many popular movies, you can pan an audio mix around the room.
The 5.1 surround sound requires five speakers, plus one low frequency subwoofer (LFE).
To properly preview a 5.1 surround-sound mix, you must have a computer with a 5.1 sound card (with at least six outputs) or an external multichannel encoder such as a Dolby or DTS encoder (usually DVD players come with thsi feature).
The speakers must be connected and positioned as follows:
Output 1: Front left speaker.
Output 2: Front right speaker.
Output 3: Front center speaker.
Output 4: LFE.
Output 5: Left surround speaker.
Output 6: Right surround speaker.