Originally Posted by ARROW-AV
Fabulous to see someone else who really gets this! And the expanded front soundstage of course also applies to and enhances the playback of music as well.
Noah, and Arrow.....
I'm goofing up the quote ability of the forum, sorry.
I don't think that rendered sides vs matrix sides or wides are necessarily mutually exclusive. I lived VERY happily for a long time with matrixed L7 sides using a Lexicon MC8 and was THRILLED with the ability of the processor to synthesize a side channel that was not coded for in what we now consider the sense of rendered side channels.
I have no problem believing that matrixed wides are more fun and immersive than not having them at all. But, when available, why not have them rendered for potentially enhanced immersion vs matrixed? That is what I meant by "clearly preferred".
Currently I'm leaning to the Lyngdorf if for no other reason than the bass management seems to be really strong, and it has built in abilities to store a couple of configurations with pre-selected triggers. This would allow me to load one of two configurations, and have each one turn on or off amplifiers for an extra set of sides, or different set of atoms speakers.
Thank you, just wanted to clarify that I'm not against matrixing or synthesizing wides or a second set of sides, or a middle pair of atoms to make six... but given a choice, heck-ya, would prefer to render these extra channels.
Right now, that seems the domain exclusively of Trinnov, and despite claims to the contrary, this thread regarding the StormAudio, doesn't seem to fulfill the dream of rendered wides and mid-atoms to give 6 up there.