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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:48 am 
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James_W wrote:
I have gone back to strictly horse and buggy for a few years now and it's one sweet ride.


That's awesome.... That you prefer that and all is working out is great.... My angst to the other posts was that he speaks with such ridiculous absolution about what is better or worse for the OP is just plain silly.... All this stuff is subjective at best


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Surround sound is completely useless for rock????
Tell that to my 5.1 channel sacd of Dark Side of the Moon.


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I was reading that the 5.1 version through large powered ATC's is the best way to experience the album.


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It sounds damn amazing on my humble paradigm studio 20s (490cc and axiom qs8 surrounds), crossed over at 80hz to my hsu vtf15h mk2 sub. The lfe on that sacd is incredible, crashing through the sofa like waves crashing on a beach.


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James_W wrote:
I was reading that the 5.1 version through large powered ATC's is the best way to experience the album.



Or a full blown Gamut Audio 7.2 set up with Gamut amplification... :wink:


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James_W wrote:
I was reading that the 5.1 version through large powered ATC's is the best way to experience the album.



Or a full blown Gamut Audio 7.2 set up with Gamut amplification... :wink:

If it's a 5.1 SACD wouldn't the rear two speakers just sit idle?.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:27 pm 
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I highly doubt the Gamut system is comparable to a large active ATC system. I sat down and listened to the Gamut Zodiac a few times in 2 days at CES and my friend in Kelowna has M5's in his speaker collection so I'm pretty familar with the sound quality.


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James_W wrote:
I highly doubt the Gamut system is comparable to a large active ATC system.

James, I'm a little biased, I don't think anything compares to ATC's. :wink:

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When it comes to Pink Floyd they just do it right.

http://www.highfidelityreview.com/atc-m ... e-mix.html


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James_W wrote:
When it comes to Pink Floyd they just do it right.

http://www.highfidelityreview.com/atc-m ... e-mix.html

You'll get no argument from me. :mrgreen:

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ADCO wrote:
James_W wrote:
I was reading that the 5.1 version through large powered ATC's is the best way to experience the album.



Or a full blown Gamut Audio 7.2 set up with Gamut amplification... :wink:

If it's a 5.1 SACD wouldn't the rear two speakers just sit idle?.

If you leave the receiver in direct or pure direct the rears will be silent, but you can use dolby ex to engage the rears. Or you can use dolby surround for a full 11.1 atmos experience. In the dolby surround mode the height channels are used to add ambiance to the overall experience, it's quite subtle, but very nice.


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KJT1 wrote:
ADCO wrote:
James_W wrote:
I was reading that the 5.1 version through large powered ATC's is the best way to experience the album.



Or a full blown Gamut Audio 7.2 set up with Gamut amplification... :wink:

If it's a 5.1 SACD wouldn't the rear two speakers just sit idle?.


In audio... Yes

My 6th and 7th channels are hieght

For movies several new(ish) bluerays carry that info and if they don't there are filters to take ambiant cues and fill the two hieght channels... Great for being emersed into a movie and making the room feel much larger than it is...


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Makes sense, I must not have any such movies though. I had a full 7.2 system for about a year and never once heard a peep from the 6th and 7th speaker so I cut it back to save space.

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