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  1. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    So I am completely stumped. I have a 5.0 system (Denon avr-s760h, KEF Q350s, and a KEF Q650c) and everything works fine in test. Everything works fine in audio formats >5.1, however the center channel refuses to play anything that is in 2.0 (TV shows and movies mainly). I thought that the audio...
  2. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Here's the situation: Say you have a system somewhere between Stereo and 5.1 (ex. 3.1 or 2.1.2 or any other combination) and the movie you're watching offers a Stereo track and a 5.1 or 7.1 surround track. Would it be better to upmix the Stereo track or to downmix the Surround track to match...
  3. Receivers, Amps, and Processors
    I got a new X1600H and noticed right away that Hulu from my C9 eARC sounded terrible. Turns out that a lot of modern shows are still in stereo, but my receiver was upmixing them annoyingly to 5.1. Played with the sound modes as follows: Pure - Auto: upmixes everything still Movie - Stereo...
  4. Speakers
    Hello all. I have an HTPC with a SoundBlaster card that feeds a set of Logitech x-540 speakers in a 5.1 setting. I have the speakers for 10 years already. The sound is acceptable, I use this setup mostly for music, but also for TV and movies. Still, I can't make up my mind between setting the...
  5. Latest Industry News
    At CES 2017, Wilfried Van Bealen, the pioneering mind behind Auro-3D, treated me to a private demo that highlighted a great use for 3D immersive audio, which is upmixing music. While Dolby Atmos and DTS:X have their own upmixing algorithms, Auro-3D promises a better result because it allows...
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