Originally Posted by Jedirun
My daughter is learning one of the songs from Pirates of the Caribbean on the violin so I downloaded the album and cranked it for the kids. I felt like I was sitting in the orchestra pit. The bass from the S2 was particularly impressive. I never think of orchestra music as shaking the house, particularly with my concrete floor.
I have been meaning to ask. Regarding the music listening that you do on the Noesis, are you strictly a stereo guy for 2 channel music or do you ever use one of the processed multichannel settings like Prologic II Music to bring in your center channel?
With every other set of speakers I have owned (Cerwin Vega, Axiom, Magnepan, Elemental Designs Cinema 12's) I have mostly used pro logic 2 music or the dts neo surround. Sometimes with the Maggies I went stereo but even with those (and I did have the Magnepan on wall surrounds and a horizontal Maggie center) I usually used surround.
With the Noesis for the first time I'm almost all 2 channel stereo. Every now and then I'll use pl2x but when I do I've changed the dimension setting to +3 which means the volume to the surrounds is way down, most everything comes from the center and left/right mains.
It does sound really good with the center going, but there is something really cool about running it in 2 channel and having it seem like the center is still on since the imaging is so good.
What I should try sometime is putting the center vertical and see what pl2x music sounds like and also movies/tv. I'm kind of afraid to try it because I don't want to like it so much that I'll be forced to go with a false wall right away and I don't want to mess with that for awhile.