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Originally Posted by Sal1950
I've only got room and $ for 1 system and it's a 5.2.4 multich rig.
Anything a 2 channel system can do, a multich system can do better and in ways that a 2 channel rig can never do.
I've seen a lot of guys here have systems in 3, 4, and 5 rooms which is all good if you can afford the best speakers in all or most all. IMO its better to buy TOTL speakers for the first multich system, then if you got money left, get anything else you want then.
***I understand your point. Having more than one system is a luxury but it can be done on the cheap (or cheaper.). My SACD multi-channel CD’s sound fine on my HT 9.1.4 system but the two channel stereo is lacking, IMHO. So - I picked up a used pair of high sensitivity (90 dB) speakers (Dali Evidence 470) and am looking to eventually move to a tube environment for two channel only.
And I didn’t mean to turn the thread into any tube versus SS debate. But it’s been extremely helpful for me to learn about both environments and how to optimize for that lush, sweet sounding 2 channel, stereo experience from my long lost youth. I don’t listen to vinyl anymore and most of my focus will be on high res streaming. Therefore, learning about DAC’s and how they affect the sound is important, too.
That’s why I think you will see a resurgence and interest in dedicated two channel systems again. The ability to sit in my easy chair and pick any tune, band, genre I want with my iPad Mini and have it play a quality, high res song is really fantastic. I like my headphones but a nice, airy two channel speaker setup is a real joy.
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, Denon X6700H & Emotiva XPA-3, OPPO 103 - 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's-V.5 (FL/FR), CC-690-V.5 (C), ADP 590-V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub, Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides). Stereo 2 Channel Only - Dali Evidence 470 & MartinLogan Forte Amplifier/Streamer with ARC.
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