On your new pre/proc you WILL have the option of using a center channel or not. If you choose no, the decoded center channel info will be mixed with the L&R outputs to your stereo/amp speakers. This is known as a phantom center channel and is decidedly different than just listening to a soundtrack through stereo connections. If your speakers image well to your listening area, this may be all you need. G'luck!
1/11/04 at 3:38pm