2-Channel or Surround: Some Thoughts
Making the Best Audio Choices for your Boston Area Home
When properly calibrated and dialed in, many high quality AV receiver brands can deliver the envelopment and excitement of home theater surround sound. But none of them make us want to listen to music the way a great stereo system can. 2-channel audio represents the more exacting challenge for music listening...it's up to the 2 speakers to create the soundstage image, with all the detail and dynamics present in the recording, without the potentially distracting influence of additional speakers' sound coming from multiple locations.