|Originally posted by Chris Bone|
I have read people who swear this format is better than Logic7 or Triefield. What makes Ambisonic differerent? I have never heard it. Is it better for HT use than the other two?
|You have only read one person who swears this. lwang (who posts as lingw on HTF) is fond of proseletizing this discarded format at every opportunity. In addition to his erroneous grasp of the subject (confusing its function as a soundfield encoding process with transport formats like Dolby Digital), he neglects to mention key limitations of the format, such as the fact that it requires the use of a special microphone at the recording end (and the only source of such B-format recordings is the obscure Nimbus label, which produced no recordings you've ever heard of). Before you swallow his opinions as gospel, you might want to check his debates with people who are actually knowledgeable in both the theory and implementation of ambisonics and its creator, Michael Gerzon.|
|...I believe I have rounded down my choices down to the Lexicon MC-12 and the Meridian 861.|
|Does the difference in sound warrant the extra money for the Meridian?|
|It just seems like you are paying an awful lot if you are not using their digital speakers etc.|
|I do not think features or options can warrant a big difference between the two since they both are excellent in this regards-so it just rounds down to a question of sound.|