Originally Posted by beachfront71
I appreciate this info but let me try and be a little more specific..
How can a soundbar with 2 speakers in it create a better virtual sound environment than a sounbar with 6 or even 3 speakers?
In terms of the sound environment that they're able to produce, it doesn't have much to do with the number of speakers but rather the sound processing algorithm being used.
Having 3 speakers, it would eliminate having to simulate the center channel, but I doubt simulating the center channel is that hard to do (just play through both speakers at the same volume). I'm not sure how the Yamaha soundbars work, which I hear has 40-50+ speakers in them.
Please refer to the link for more detailed information. It does a much better job at explaining how virtual surround sound works. It'll answer your 2 vs 3 speaker question once you understand how simulated surround works.