Originally Posted by commsysman
And every one of them is irrelevant to the typical person who is interested only in 2-channel audio.
According to whom?
Got any independently-certified public opinon survey results to back yourself up?
I think that what you post here is your opinion, and of course you are welcome to continue to post it.
This is a marketplace for ideas, and anybody who wants to ignore my posts is free to do so.
You just don't get it. Your ideas on what is "relevant " here are laughable.
My ideas about what is relevant are based on sound quality. Since when did sound quality become laughable?
Your basic position seems to be that 2-channel audio is inadequate,
Based on what? The systems I recommend are designed to handle 2-channel sources, and contain 2 main speakers. No center channel speakers, no surround speakers. Primary sources are 2-channel such as audio CDs and other 2-channel digital and analog sources. OK, they may work well with surround formats, but somehow I feel no need to apologize for that.
so you are here as a salesman for something else; home theater and its questionable array of bells and whistles.
I think the only bells and whistles I advocate are subwoofers, bass management, compatibility with digital sources, and various manual and automated means for tuning a system to work well in a listening room. Analog sources are still supported. All of those are basic concepts and facilities that have been around since the 1970s, that I've been using in 2 channel systems since the 1980s.
That is totally inappropriate to THIS forum and disrespects its purpose.
So the purpose of this forum is not sound quality with stereo sources and playback via two main speakers?
My 2-channel system has NONE of those things, and is one of the best-sounding systems I have ever heard. Who needs or wants them? Not me... that's for damn sure!
I need only allow that your system sounds good to you and not necessarily anybody else, just like my system may sound good to me and nobody else. But that gives me no right to tell people what not to put into their systems!
I suggest that you limit yourself to the other forums until you realize how irrelevant your ideas are to this one.
It appears that others disagree with you, as well.
It also appears that you are unwilling to engage in a dialog about sound quality in stereo systems in Y2K. That's fine, but attacking people because they live work and buy equipment in the current millennium seems unfair and shortsighted.