Multi-channel pairing in a media system

DC CAFC
  • US 9,219,959 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2014
  • Issued: 12/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A playback device configured to output audio in a multi-channel listening environment, the playback device comprising:

  • a network interface configured to receive audio data over a network;

    a plurality of speaker drivers configured to output audio based on the audio data;

    one or more processors; and

    tangible, non-transitory, computer readable memory comprising instructions encoded therein, wherein the instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the playback device to (i) process the audio data before the playback device outputs audio from the plurality of speaker drivers, (ii) determine that a type of pairing of the playback device comprises one of at least a first type of pairing or a second type of pairing, (iii) configure the playback device to perform a first equalization of the audio data before outputting audio based on the audio data from the plurality of speaker drivers when the type of pairing is determined to comprise the first type of pairing, and (iv) configure the playback device to perform a second equalization of the audio data before outputting audio based on the audio data from the plurality of speaker drivers when the type of pairing is determined to comprise the second type of pairing.

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