Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by Timothy Wright
I've never been a huge fan of home theater, that's not entirely accurate. It may be better to say I never felt the need for a 5.1 , 7.1 or a 13.3 THX system. Any movie event where the speakers out number the humans seems uncomfortable to me. I always placed multi-channel receivers a tier or three below 2 channel separates fidelity wise and placed home theater speakers a notch or three below music speakers with respect to musical fidelity.
A funny thing happened yesterday, I rented "Beauty and the Beast" (2016) and while the movie left me indifferent I did enjoy the sound and or music of the movie on my 2 channel MG 3.7i speakers. I wish I had rented the Blu-Ray not the DVD, the video detail could have been a whole lot better.
I'm still not sure I need 9 more speakers to watch a movie.
I've been a fan of some sort of surround speakers, even with music, since the 70's when I used a dynaquad device to set up four of the large original Advents . Surround sound has come a long way since then..I went with an Advent Soundspace control in about 1978 that gave me digitally derived adjustable surround channels. That was replaced with a much better sounding Yamaha DSP 1 in the 80's. The surround sound we have today for music is an offshoot of the movie sound decoders. I generally use a Dolby pro logic IIx - Music setting derivative on my preamp/processors today when listening to music. Magnepans , by virtue of their design, do a better job with image depth and ambience, than most speakers, but I enjoy using surround channels with music even with them.
Main system: Thiel 3.6 L/R speakers, Pair of Velodyne F1500r subs, B&W HTM center, Emotiva and Polk RTi 28 surrounds, Integra DHC 9.9 pre/proc, Pair of Emotiva XPA-1's, Emotiva XPA-5, Threshold SA/4e, pair of Threshold S/200's, Oracle Delphi TT w Magnepan Unitrac 1 arm and Shure V15 - Vmr, Logitech Squeezebox Touch, Oppo BDP 83 optical disc player, Threshold T2 preamp, Denon DR-M44HX cassette, Pioneer CLD-97 Laserdisc. LG PF1500 led projector,Elite 100"tab tension-ed motorized screen.