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Explanation: Without more context, it's difficult to be sure; but from my knowledge of theatres and sound, I would guess this is more likely referring to the microphpone technique used to pick up the sound.
A 'stereo' effect can be created by using close-mics (one for each instrument or group thereof, etc.) which are combined in a mixer to yield a 'sort-of' stereo signal; this is commonly used for pop or light classical musical, light entertainment etc.
However, 'serious'(!) classical music is often recorded using a different technique, basically some variation of a single stereo pair of microphones placed far enough back to get a 'realistic' image of the whole sound stage.
Purists can argue back and forth, but the latter technique, whilst admirable for purely recording sound, is a NIGHTMARE (believe me!) when trying to use it for sound reinforcement purposes in a theatre.
If this sounds like it fits your context, the feel free to contact me for further information.
It MIGHT also be referring to loudspeaker placement, but in my professional opinion, that would probably be less likely...
Tony M France Local time: 07:45 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 14230