I am looking into adding music to my bedroom, so with it being a room I like to keep as uncluttered as possible I'm considering going a with powered speaker that simply stream the music I choose using an app on the phone (I am mostly considering a Beoplay A9 but the specifics are not the issue). Only I find myself wondering about the whole idea of having just a single speaker.
Ever since I as a teen was able to put money towards music a music system has been about two identical speakers placed, so that they make for listening where one can close ones eyes and place the musicians on recordings in a 3-dimensional space. Only how does that work with single speaker setups, or is it that it doesn't work at all and the concept has been lost to convenience and having less cluttered homes?
I know the A9 I am considering does have multiple speaker units arranged so that it does have a left and a right speaker, as does other competing offerings only that seems to be the exception. So what is up - is stereo not a consideration anymore? With one box systems, like the A9, with the left and the right being placed so close to each other, I have to wonder if the idea of stereo has gone missing or is there some magic going on I failed to see?