09756424 cites 1102 patents.

Systems and methods for output of audio content are disclosed. An example first playback device includes a processor. The example processor is configured to at least process audio content to determine a portion of the audio content to be output by the first playback device based on a type of pairing of the first playback device and the audio content. The example processor is configured to at least determine, when the type of pairing pairs the first playback device with a second playback device to output the audio content, a time delay to facilitate sound synchronization with the second playback device. The example processor is configured to at least configure, based on the type of pairing and the time delay, the first playback device to output the portion of the audio content via an amplifier and a plurality of speaker drivers.

Title
Multi-channel pairing in a media system
Application Number
14/825961
Publication Number
9756424 (B2)
Application Date
August 13, 2015
Publication Date
September 5, 2017
Inventor
Mark Triplett
St. Charles
IL, US
Robert Reimann
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Robert A Lambourne
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Christopher Kallai
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
H04R 5/04
H03G 3/20
H04S 7/00
H04R 27/00
G06F 3/16
H04R 3/12
G06F 17/00
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