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For the past 50 years or so people have been working to opti ... Herman
While herman nailed it on the head, you also have to conside ... Sean
I would agree with sean. when a two channel system is set u ... Rrlibv
I should add that in many cases mono has better fidelity tha ... Marakanetz
Technically, it's not. a good multichannel system can provid ... Bomarc
the quality of imaging available in multichannel systems u ... Flex
Good thread. glad to see some diverse opinions with valid p ... Sean
The recording industry is in turmoil just now. i'm sure man ... Cornfedboy
When i listen to 2 channel audio, what i listen for is reali ... Hindemith
I agree with most of the above reasons why "2 channel i ... Gboren
Have you ever noticed that it's often easier to place instru ... Bomarc
Is anyone out there using the panpot? is it worth to use an ... Psychicanimal
It's pretty logical and simple: before the digital technolog ... Marakanetz
Gboren: i think you don't understand the *possibilities* of ... Bomarc
Bomarc: fair enough. i fully agree about the possibilities ... Gboren
What about from a signaling perspective? is analog signals t ... Springowl
Most of us have speakers in the front that cost 4 to 5 times ... Darrylhifi
Darryl, the speakers in the rear of my ht system are identic ... Sean
In response to sean's post, who is the 'they', as in 'they'v ... Flex
My comments were based on what i purchase in terms of record ... Sean
I have been into ht for a while and currently have a system ... Asinetar
"certainly not audiophile class." what are you ta ... Psychicanimal
Most engineers can't get it right with only two channels, i ... Ubetit
I'm using a primare p30 pre/pro in my 2-channel system. it ... Stehno
My 2-channel ht is starting to sound *really* good. the swa ... Psychicanimal
There are some very valid points made in this thread both pr ... Avideo
Just giving my two cents worth..... it's hard to enjoy your ... Viggen
My current 2 channel set up does not compromise stereo imagi ... Psychicanimal
I didn't read all the replys, so i'm not sure if anyone answ ... Mdomnick
It all depends upon the room and your listening position. i ... Perkadin
Excellent post, perkadin. you've wrapped up this thread. i ... Psychicanimal
All of the information that you need for multi-channel stere ... Redwoodgarden
No, a great deal of information is lost - irretrievably - wh ... Hearhere
See "stereo or home theatre" under the "misce ... Unsound
First i wonder how many of the 2 channel supporters have lis ... Bobstcyr
To tell the truth i love 1ch over 2ch. i always prefere to b ... Marakanetz
Hey guys- except for one response above, it seems that every ... Russ_l
@ channel is better than multichannel because multichannel h ... Audiophanatik
Most of us only have 2 ears. sstark@
Can't say which sounds better, depends on the recording i gu ... Sogood51
Springowl, if you're still out there, you must have upgradde ... Iseekheils
I have developed a hybrid of the two that, in my opinion, is ... Redwoodgarden
The only reason 2 ch is better then 5.1 is becouse we (you a ... Izsakmixer
Izsssakmixer...you are absolutely right about having all spe ... Eldartford
There is definatly something to be said about having identical speakers. not just identical drivers, but identical units on all sides.
Sure you can get away with having some towers in the front, some dipole surrounds and a center all from the same manufacturer, but they STILL sound different.
Imaging this, if you have a 2 channel setup, and say you go with a KEF Q1 for the right channel and a KEF Q7 for the left channel. everybody will think you have gone mad.
Well the same applies to HT as well. however, its less noticable in HT because your FL FR do most if not all of the music in movies, and the rears are just for effects. (Primarily)
I refuse to buy a center channel and "Surrounds" for this reason. In fact, that is one of the reasons i sold my whole Deftech speaker set. 2 2004tls, 2 BP66s, and 1 procenter. and my THX certified Av reciever.
After hearing a HT setup with all identical speakers, and all identical channels i realized that going with different speakers even from the same manufacturer degrad3es the sound.
Now im running a DENON 3803, with 192/24b DACs on all 7 channels, 110W on all 7 channels, all identical amplifiers
I bought a set of KEF Q1's (incredible speaker, especially for the price), and now im saving up to buy another, then another. Im going to run all 7 channels of this with 1 type of speaker.
As far as integrated / sepeates is concerned, seperates are probably better, however, i just bought that denon 3803 and its sound quality blows my mind.
I dont think that seperates will always be better, i just think that AV recievers need to do some catching up.
Some day AV recievers will be able to produce as good sound as any pre / amp setup. It just needs more time and R&D
7 Channel stereo mode sounds pretty cool when all your speaks are the same
other than that, i dont believe 2 chan is superior to multichannel. I think multichannel is still a work in progress. I also think it is a matter of personal preference.
I like the versitility of a multichannel setup.
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How about three channel? this is something that i have done ... Eldartford
I agree with the notion that not having identical speakers d ... Chucknms
Chucknms...in discrete multichannel recordings (sacd or dvd- ... Eldartford
True...i should have been more specific and said multi-chann ... Chucknms
A center channel is not a full range speaker, so, naturally, ... Viggen