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    Argyle (Dallas)

    Default Multi Channel Stereo

    What the heck is it, and why does it sound so good on my system? I have pretty much given up two channel for good!:D
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    It utilizes all of your speakers with stereo sound. I used it all the time when I had my Denon receiver, and it did sound great. Now I use Prologic ll for my music which gives it a bit more seperation even for my 2 channel music. I like it.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Onkyo TA2600 Tape Deck, Pioneer Elite 47-A DVD, Sony 32" XBR TV, Polk RTA-8T Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, Boston PV-600 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers

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    It sounds so good because you've got a sweet system;)

    Check out The Flaming Lips: At War with the Mystics for a 5.1 surround treat. I'm not really a fan of their music, but the mix is just awesome.

    If you don't want to buy it, shoot me your address and I'll send you mine to borrow.

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    Argyle (Dallas)


    :DThanks I will check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyboy View Post
    What the heck is it, and why does it sound so good on my system? I have pretty much given up two channel for good!:D
    Although I enjoy 2 channel stereo with my LSi9 and LSi7 mini systems, multichannel stereo is one of the reasons I converted to LSi15's for my rear surrounds on my main and master bedroom systems.
    It gave me the sound I wanted.

    I won't give up two channel stereo since I have too much two channel material, but I understand your point of view. That is the beauty of this hobby. You can tailor it to what you like because there are so many options.
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    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

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    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

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    McIntosh MC122, MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201, MCD301, MR85, MX130, MX134
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

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    I do hardly any listening in multi-channel...but when I do, multi-channel stereo is my last choice.

    Sound modes like PLII and DTS:Neo sound MUCH better for multi-channel listening than all channel stereo does IMO.

    All channel stereo doesn't even have a hint of sound staging or's just a room full of noise IMO. At least with PLII and Neo you have some sense of instrumental separation and soundstaging.

    It's still never going to throw as realistic of an image as 2 channel does though in my experience.
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