5.1 vs 5.2 Surround Sound Comparison

Surround sound has become the norm for anyone who wants a lively and enjoyable listening experience. But how does 5.1 surround compare to its latest configuration, 5.2? Read on to find out.

5.1 vs 5.2  Setup

5.1 setup is the standard of surround sound home theaters. Most soundtracks in movies and music files available currently have the 5.1 configurations.

The 5.2 setup, on the other hand, can also be viewed as part of the standard home theatre setup since the only addition here is an extra subwoofer.

5.1 vs 5.2 Receiver

A 5.2 receiver, like the Denon AVR-S540BT 4K, can be considered an advanced version of a standard 5.1 receiver due to its use of dual subwoofers and two outputs for those subs instead of just one.

Similarities and Differences Between 5.1 and 5.2

The sound quality of a 5.1 is ideally the standard surround sound quality, which is great. But with the extra subwoofer in a 5.2 setup, bass sound quality improves.


Since both 5.1 and 5.2 setups are decoded by the same formats, they support the same devices as well.

Supported Device

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