Not big news but just thought Id share.
I have an old Dolby 2.0 surround system and got tired of not being able to hear dialogue clearly in heavy action scenes. I played a hunch and disconnected my surround speakers and just ran the 2 mains. Man, I liked it! It sounded clearer and more detailed and the stage seemed wider. I also got a better sense of left and right seperation. Ive been watching movies in 2 channel for over a week now and havent once missed the surround effects.
Plus, I was kinda getting tired of all the stuff going on around me. It seemed too "cluttered" and tended to get on my nerves.
So now Im thinking I may just skip buying a bunch of extra speakers, put all that money into the best set of mains I can and then get a good 2 channel receiver and be done with it. I mean hell, Ive only got 3 speakers in my truck. Left, right and sub. Car audio guys tend to shun rear speakers as it messes with your soundstage and can smear detail. Why would home audio/theater be any different?
Didnt somebody on here once say, "Ill go multichannel as soon as I grow 3 more ears"?