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Poll Results: Which kind of audio experience do you prefer?

Poll expired: Jun 9, 2011  
  • 70% (17)
    2.1
  • 25% (6)
    5.1
  • 4% (1)
    7.1
24 Total Votes  
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Randallrocks;13754906 
What part of "for music" do you people not understand?

2.1... almost no music is available in 5.1 and it's gimmicky at best.

QFT, although I believe NIN does release some true 7.1 music.
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by franz View Post
Obviously for music you only need 2.1. You just need to ask yourself will you need the 5.1/7.1 in the future?

I basically have the same setup as you. 60s in front/CS2 Center/30s surround. Its all connected to a Denon AVR-791. This is my living room though. Its used for mostly home theater and only some music.
You make an excellent point! I could just run the receiver in 2.1 till I buy some more speaker or not. BTW thanks about for the Crosshair IV. Still working great!
post #13 of 17
i put 2.1 thinking that it was asking what would i recommend. most songs are only recorded in stereo and if someone is an audiophile they will be able to get better speakers if they get a pair than 5 or 7.

however, i love my 5.2 system.
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post #14 of 17
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See, I had a cheap sony 5.1 all in one system. And when I listened to Pink Floyd, I thought it did a pretty good job only having specific speakers play specific sounds. Used to freak out my cat.
I think there are certain Albums that are recorded or remastered to suite a 5.1 setup. They are fairly rare I believe. Some of my live CDs do sound kind of neat in 5.1, but mostly I just turn the receiver to Stereo and Pure Direct mode.

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Originally Posted by Bryst View Post
You make an excellent point! I could just run the receiver in 2.1 till I buy some more speaker or not. BTW thanks about for the Crosshair IV. Still working great!

Edited by franz - 6/4/11 at 8:44pm
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See, I had a cheap sony 5.1 all in one system. And when I listened to Pink Floyd, I thought it did a pretty good job only having specific speakers play specific sounds. Used to freak out my cat.
I had the same experience. I had a lower end Sony 5.1 system and music sounded good but I stepped up to something more in the mid range and it sounds really bad in some cases.
    
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post #16 of 17
Go with 5.1

If you are ever going to watch concert DVDs / Blu-rays, 5.1 is recommended and some bands/artists do put in a great effort to produce a great sounding live disc.

e.g Eagles Hell Freezes Over (1994 ), Pink Floyd's Pulse, Porcupine Tree's Fear of a Blank Planet, Metallica's S&M

I have all of the above and the Eagles one is a benchmark for me. I use it to test my setup or anybody else's setup. Its amazingly produced imo.

Music takes me on a journey and I get lost into it. A 5.1 setup makes it 100 times better experience, especially if the source takes advantage of it.
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post #17 of 17
7.1 is crap. For music it won't be much worth to you coz its in stereo. Most multichannel content is 5.1.
Have a look for the Velodyne BassMatrix-10 Subwoofer
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