Dolby’s second generation licensed home surround system. A major advantage of Dolby Pro Logic over the preceding system (Dolby Surround) is the use of an active center channel with its own speaker. Conventional stereo systems create a phantom center channel, which is effective for viewers seated directly in front of the television screen. However, for viewers seated off center, the dialog can appear to come from off center. But with Dolby Pro Logic and the use of an appropriately placed center channel loudspeaker, the dialog always appears to come right from the screen, allowing the main left and right stereo speakers to be widely spaced for a good spread on music and effects. Dolby Pro Logic decoders also decode surround information which is typically fed to a pair of surround speakers slightly behind and to the left and right of the listener.