Originally Posted by impetigo
Yep, will have to definitely be more careful in the future.
That's an interesting idea about the quad mix. It shows as "stereo" on my Oppo so I don't know how to reconcile that with the audio from the speakers, where it seems the vocals are higher in the center, and some L and R differences too. I didn't have any faux surround processing being done by my AVR. But if the Oppo shows "stereo" then doesn't that mean it's detecting/receiving just two channels of audio that are being played over the 5 speakers (nothing from the sub)? Maybe I'll post a separate thread to see if anyone else has noticed the same thing with this disc.
I'm almost tempted to get the stereo SACD of Heartbeat City after your endorsement. I don't think my hearing is good enough at this point (too many concerts/loud music) to really appreciate higher sonic qualities and so I probably won't get it unless I find it really cheap somewhere.
Your copy of "The Captain and Me" is stereo as reported by your Oppo. Check your sound mode setting on your Yamaha again. Perhaps it's set for some upmixing sound mode (i.e., some Yamaha DSP effect, or DSU, or DTS Neural:X).
If it were a quad recording, then sound should come from your LF, RF, LR, RR speakers only. No center, no sub.
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