Of course. If you put it in MCH mode and only use the 2 L/R outputs, you are losing information that is in the center and surround channels. In 2 channel, that information is in those 2 channels.
Yes and no what I have done is hooked up to the 2 channel of the player then to my amp. I have not tried hooking up to the multi channel front l/r which are in a different set of plugs on the back of the player. I was curious why the sound is so different 2 channel vs multi,it makes sense I am loosing some information but the gain is incredible with what is left. Just can't see why.
Thank you found your observations.I attend live performances and well this set up with certain music sounds closer to the live experience then the seperated and detailed and accurate clinical sound in 2 channel. So are there systems that lean that way? I hear so much about the live sound some systems produce and have auditioned a lot of high end stuff over the years and have yet to hear what I hear at the symphony.Sure you can say yes that is a violin, a cello.... but they have no air about or around them. Vocals are presented clear clean but you would not mistake it for the conversation you are having with someone. Are there speakers that lean torwards that live sound I guess from what you are saying not all accurate and focused? Thank you