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HT and Sound

If you notice the music in a film, the director and/or the score composer has failed. I heard Danny Elfman say this during an NPR interview.

I'll add that the sound effects are a little different; you are suposed to notice them, but if you find yourself listening for audiophile-type nuances, the film is a failure.

Based on my experience with a pair of humble MMGs, I say set them up for the best music listening you can manage. Add something passable for LFE and surround --- the HT will be just fine.

If you want to add more speakers primarily for multichannel music then set them up for that --- the HT will be finer still.

Summary: Set up you speakers for your musical preference and compromise on the HT aspect. Any film worth watching should take your mind far away from the audio. When Bogart and Bergman go thier separate ways at the Casablanca airport NOBODY gives a rat's ass that its all done in low-fi mono!

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