I had a sony 900 watt, had 5.1 and diff settings, and then ofc it had 2channel, A+B 2 lefts and 2 rights, for 4 speakers, And honestly I enjoyed the sound of the sterio better than the 5.1 settings, Infact Even with movies, the 5.1 was lousy sounding, the center and surrounds barely ever put much sound out, I know its suppost to seperate the sounds, But it just didnt sound right to me,
Im just having a hard time understanding it to be honest, is it a amp thing? perhaps when in 2 channel mode it allows more amp to the speakers??
Or is it possible just a personal thing, being the specific AV tuner I had, maybe it just wasnt quality crossover system in it, cant blame it though they build crap so cheap now a days.. I was always a simple sony fan til I bought this system anyway.
But I just didnt know the connection with 2channel and 5.1, Is 2channel better for music anyway, ?
Anyway I got rid of the sony, which btw cost me 700$, It was nice and sounded good, Or atleast I thought It did til I found an akai am 2800 for $5.00. It made the sony sound crap.. And it was 2channel