I agree that you can get good music through surround stereo. The statement I made was more in reference to 2 channel amps with two good speakers and a good source player being able to outperform a Home theater set-up running multiple speakers from an AVR. Dollar for dollar you will be able to get better hifi sound with a 2 channel system over a home theater system. But this is not to say that you can’t get good sounding music in a multichannel set-up.Very nice set you have..
That sayd you can get very good music results both stereo surrounded and Sacd with extra stereo Poweramp, and a good burayplayer.
I have a very good experience with my setup, was good with Denon dbp2010 also. But Sacd with Sony and Spotify and music files is much better..
The setup I run today is Xtz Ap100 power amp stereo, Xtz 99.26 stereo, Cerwin Vega 5c senter, Jamo presence, Proson Event 41 surround.
Xtz 10,17 ice subwoofer.
The surround is managed by old Yamaha rxv 1900
Bluray is Sony UHP-H1 premium audio video player.
I like klassikal music on CD in stereo pure direct, but all on Spotify, files and so on goes Stereo 5.1 with presence..
Rock or bassheay music definitely likes the Stereo 5.1 function...
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I myself play music through multichannel stereo on my Home theater system from time to time. I have an open concept family room and kitchen and my system is a 5.1 system with the surrounds as in ceiling B&W speakers. The ceiling speakers are slightly behind my main sofa (the selfish seat) and my breakfast table (kitchen table) is about 2 feet from that. So when I am sitting at the table or in the kitchen and playing something off of Spotify or streaming some jazz off of Tunein radio I will play it though multichannel stereo because the ceiling speakers are relatively close to the table and because they actually sound way better than the little KEF satellites that I have in the front. However, when I am in the mood for some serious music listening I listen to my 2 channel system which is in a spear bedroom. Here I usually will play a CD or vinyl LP. And believe me, I much more enjoy listening this way than when I am streaming something off of Spotify on my home theater system. Mind you, I am in the process of replacing my three front speakers with something more suitable for music and when I do I will most likely play music only through 2 channel there because my left and right speakers will be better than the surround ceiling.
I see from what you’ve listed your using 2 channel stereo amps for your front speakers. The challenge when listening to multichannel is that all the speakers should be the same so that tone and timbre match aren’t different on different speakers.