Originally Posted by KenM10759
Originally Posted by mike911
Ears does not use the rear speakers but should use surrounds. Do you hear sound from the center speaker?
How do you get even the surrounds to work? The NAD T758v3's "Enhanced Stereo" mode is capable of being configured to use the center and surrounds, but I cannot find any way to do that with the EARS mode.
I haven't really used it much to be sure but per the user manual, you should be getting output from the center, and surround speakers, in addition to the front stereo pair. I guess it works like Dolby prologic II in music mode.
Two-channel recordings, whether stereo or surround-encoded, are
reproduced with proprietary NAD surround processing with signal output
to the front left/right, center and discrete left/right surround channels,
plus subwoofer (assuming these are present in the current “Speaker
Configuration”). EARS does not employ the surround back speakers (if any).
EARS extracts the natural ambience present in nearly all well-produced
stereo recordings. It does not synthesize any ambience or other sonic
elements and thus remains truer to the sound of the original musical
performance than most other music-surround options.
Select EARS for listening to stereo music recordings and broadcasts.
EARS produces a subtle but highly natural and believable ambience from
nearly all “natural-acoustic” stereo recordings. Typically, these include
classical, jazz, and folk genres as well as numerous examples from others.
Its virtues include realistic, stable “front-stage” sonic imaging and spacious
but unexaggerated ambient “virtual acoustics” that remain faithful to the