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I've been multichannel since 1980

While I sold Quad stuff in the 70's, the encoded software was usually not produced well. And as a young engineer it was pretty expensive to go Quadriphonic. I did invest in a Advent500 sound space and loved it - paired with the Advent 300 and a Carver Cube driving Shahinian Obelisks up front and a pair of Advent 4's in the back - with my liner notes recommending the settings for the rear channels based on the production of the stereo disk - I was thoroughly enjoying the hobby of listening to music.

While I still have the Advent combo's - my current system uses MMG's up front and MMG-W's in the sides and a KZ AVR520 receiver that is serving me excellently - with about 19 different surround modes - I use 5 Typically:

Logic 7 Music - is my go to for most recordings
DTS Neo6 Music is set up for live recordings with a little more rear channel and a tad more subwoofer
Dolby Pro Logic Music provides a little more "Upfront" presentation
VMax Far is a stereo enhancement (like Carver holography) that works very well on a lot of old stuff - bluegrass Country string and jazz quartets (Listen to "Kind of Blue" and you are there!
And Regular Stereo Just to set a baseline - or sometimes when the recordings have too much "built in" stereo enhancement.

Note that I am remastering recordings as they go on my server - and I use the Dolby Prologic and Stereo settings to evaluate my mix as I edit. Usually I'll add a little or compress a little stereo width depending on the music presentation. Mainly in the 2.5kHz to 5kHz range. I don't like wide drum kits unless they are upfront in the mix!



"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat" - Confucius


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