OK, I'm listening to a really cool sounding configuration.. but it may be difficult to explain. Probably best to start by looking at my profile and scan the equipment I own.
Done that? OK. So you see that basically I own two stereo setups. MF/Ref 3.1s in the front, Luxman/BillDans DIY in the rear. I've listened to stereo and MCH SACDs in this 4.0 configuration for years. Very enjoyable natural sounding stereo and surround sound setup.
So tonight for the first time ever, I listened to a stereo Redbook CD with both amps/speakers active. I'm amazed at how much it sounds like real MCH! I thought it would just sound like stereo only a bit or even a lot "fuller." But it doesn't - it sounds like multi-channel! I hear enough differences in the presentations between the front and back that I'd swear it was a nice discretely mixed MCH disc! OMG how cool is this!
I'm thinking it's because my two stereos are very different from each other. The baffleless Gallo's up front and the large bafflefull BillDan's in the rear. It's really amazing that I can easily sometimes pick out an instrument completely coming from the front or rear when for all practical purposes it should be coming from the side. I know this sounds like a crazy description, but it's really an awesome sounding setup!
It's just so cool! I'm going to having a blast playing though my CD collection with this setup. And mind you, I've listend to plenty of MCH SACDs, so it's not just that all four speakers are playing - I'm quite used to that. No, the systems are playing the same music with very different presentations that blend together in a wonderful way.
I know my setup is pretty unusual: two stereos and speakers that are very dissimilar. But has anyone else tried a configuration like this? Maybe you had a 5.1 amp and speakers that matched well. Don't care, I'd like to hear if you've ever tried something like this and did the result impress or depress you?
I mean right now I hear the drum kit in the rears and a guitar solo with organ accompaniment from the front. How the heck is that possible!? Oh WOW I am digging this
If this is wrong I don't wanna be right!