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Resolved: the "LFE channel" should never be utilized on SACD/DVD-A. (1 Viewer)

Javier_Huerta

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Does anyone feel any differently about this issue today than they did when we hashed this out before?
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Of course not. :) I still think music should NEVER be mixed using a ".1" channel.

I *do* think adding a sub to a current system can be a worthwile investment. I'm building my ultimate stereo system - and I'm going to use a sub with it. But I'm grateful I can pick the crossover points myself.

As for Ambisonics - I have a huge deal of respect for that technology. It was always better than Dolby Pro-Logic, and encoded CDs sound as good as (or *better* than) DTS music CD's when unencoded (I do so in the digital domain, though).
 

Lewis Besze

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And while 5 full-range speakers is the ideal setup according to everyone, his point here is not that this is what we all have. His point is that most of us will be applying bass management specifically tailored to our systems, and when the engineers attempt to "pre-encode" bass management via an LFE channel, it's both superfluous and potentially problematic in a given application. Furthermore, unlike movie soundtracks, music recordings rarely dip down into the subterreanan levels of bass (you know, the example of the cannons in the 1812 Overture).
It seems we read 2 different articles. Or you responding to something else I wasn't talking about.
 

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