2Ch. Vs. Multi-channel amplifiers for 2 ch. listening.

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  1. ArthurJ

    ArthurJ Second Unit

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    Just curious, is there ANY difference in sound quality when listening in 2 ch format only between a 2ch. amp and say a 5ch. amp? Thanks!
     
  2. MikeTz

    MikeTz Stunt Coordinator

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    Frank:

    I have a Bryston 9B-SST five channel amp and a 3B-SST two channel amp. The circuitry is supposed to be identical in both amps. I listen to two channel music a large portion of the time through the 9B multi-channel amp and can tell no difference between that and the stereo sound of the 3B amp.

    Bryston amps use individual power supplies for each channel so I am not surprised by this result. However many multi-channel amps share a large power supply and in this case listening to only two channels gives you additional power reserves that may enhance the sound.

    MT
     
  3. MikeTz

    MikeTz Stunt Coordinator

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    Arthur:

    Sorry about the name. I just wrote someone named Frank.

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  4. ArthurJ

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    Mike,

    Thanks for the info. I'm glad you cleared that up. lol, I was wondering who Frank was...[​IMG]
     

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