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Originally Posted by Waboman
Ok, gotcha. I'll probably stick to the SACD as I prefer 2-channel.
The surround mixes are "remixed" from the original studio multitrack masters. My experience is that the sound quality of the STEREO downmix of the 5.1 (by my AVR) is better than the almost always "only" remastered stereo mix on the disc. SW's recent remixed STEREO (from the original studio multitrack masters) is the exception.
About a year ago I began upgrading my iTunes library with hi-res sourced albums. Initially I simply used the stereo mix on the SACD, but then discovered what I wrote above. I used a downmixing plugin for foobar2000, but there was no question about the difference.
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