When you listen to music.......

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  1. Anthony Moore

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    Do you usually just put it on stereo or 3 speaker mode with center?
    With the crappy center speaker I have now, it sounds terrible. I was just wondering how you guys do it.
    If upgrading the center will make the 3-speaker mode sound better than regular stereo, itll be the first thing I upgrade. If not, I replace something else first. Just curious as to how the majority listens to regular cd's.
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  2. Andrew Pratt

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    Well upgrading you centre is worthy for 5.1 playback since dialog will be improved but for stereo playback you need only 2 well placed speakers to get pin point imaging...no need for a centre speaker
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  3. Steven Simon

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    For 2 Channel Stereo sources, there is no need for a CC speaker.....
    For 5.1 dvd's or Multi Channel SACD, or DVD Audio, it's needed....
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  4. Steven Simon

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    Also,
    Anthony,
    Welcome to the HTF!!! [​IMG]
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  5. KeithH

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    I agree wholeheartedly with Andrew. I never use my center speaker with CDs. In fact, I use a stereo integrated amplifier for all stereo music sources in my home theater. The A/V receiver is used for all surround applications, VHS tapes (like I ever watch them [​IMG]), and LPs, when I have my turntable connected (my stereo amp has no phono inputs).
     
  6. Ryan Schnacke

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    Even with the exact same speaker for center, main, and surrounds I listen to music in 2 channel stereo mode.
     
  7. JohanK

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    2 channel all the way...my center just mucks up the sound.
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    With 2 channel CD's I use the front main two speakers. With DTS audio CD's I of course use all 5 speakers.
    Now I tried some of the fake DSP's and that is exactly what they sounded like, fake. Will DPL-2 change that? Time will tell I guess. [​IMG]
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  9. Ryan Peddle

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    I agree with the rest. 2 channel all the way. I listen to a lot of music. Anything from Rock to Techno. Rap to Jazz. And it's 2 channel. The only way to fly.
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  10. Tom Sullivan

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    With my Marantz two channel is a must. Hell the amp even has five channel but I never use it. A good subwoofer will spark up your stereo though.
    Tom/S
     

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