[LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?

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Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 6:27 pm

Folks,

I'm an audio lover that prefers smaller speakers in smaller spaces and i
don't need/want 5-8 speakers in my listening space. I have found that i
prefer the effect of vocals/sound effects that are mixed in center in
stereo speakers, over a center channel. It sounds more natural and
rounded to me.

I would think that the same thing could be done in the rear speakers of
course and also front to back by adjusting the front-back balance of
sounds.

Couldn't one create the sound of a fly moving through out a room simply
by adjusting the balance of 4 speakers?

If so why do we need more than 4 speakers?

I have an audio system for which i'd like to set up 4 channels. I have 2
Anthony Gallo Acoustic Reference 3.1s and would like to swap them out
for 4 Stradas and 4 subs (with some extra money of course).

If i do that and play back a 5.1 or 7.1 movie soundtrack or music disc
what am i going to not have vs a full 5 or 7 channel set up?

Will things down-mix properly (using pulse audio for reference)?

Bearcat M. Sandor

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[LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 6:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 4:21 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:19 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 10:01 pm)
[LAU] ambisonics and number of speakers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:04 am)
Re: [LAU] ambisonics and number of speakers, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 1:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Feb 26, 12:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:13 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Sun Feb 28, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Fri Feb 26, 10:06 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 11:09 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 1:39 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 1:50 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 4:08 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Mon Mar 1, 8:54 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Mon Mar 1, 7:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Fri Feb 26, 10:41 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Feb 25, 10:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Ken Restivo, (Fri Feb 26, 9:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Feb 25, 8:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:24 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Jörn Nettingsmeier, (Sun Feb 28, 10:52 am)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Bearcat M. Sandor, (Sun Feb 28, 9:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Florian Faber, (Thu Feb 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] more than 4 channels for listening? Really?, Arnold Krille, (Thu Feb 25, 8:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Gordon JC Pearce, (Sun Feb 28, 10:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Thu Feb 25, 9:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Quipping at people's equipment choices (was more t..., Bearcat M. Sandor, (Fri Feb 26, 5:53 am)