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Do you use your 2 channel system for movies?

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I use my main system for movies, with an HD projector and screen. So just 2 channel stereo, but it sounds so good anyway, that I never feel I'm missing anything. I go to the cinema regularly, and I never come away feeling that the surround adds enough to make me want to change my home set-up. I would consider it if I had money to burn, but I'd want amplification that at least meets the standard of my 2 channel set-up, which I imagine would cost me quite a bit. I do have a second pair of SD Acoustics speakers though, so I could use them as rears and keep a similar sonic character, I guess. Maybe one day..

You could always Hafler them... I did that for a long time with the Dittons and Leemas - got some seriously crazy stereo sounds, though I'm not sure the Sugden would have the oomph, or would it?

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You could always Hafler them... I did that for a long time with the Dittons and Leemas - got some seriously crazy stereo sounds, though I'm not sure the Sugden would have the oomph, or would it?

What does that mean? Running both pairs, but in stereo? I do have quite a bit of oomph available, as I have both the Sugden integrated, and the power-amp version.

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2.0 for music, 4.0 for movies here, using the same amp and speakers for the fronts. Not a fan of centre speakers and a sub would just annoy the neighbours.

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What does that mean? Running both pairs, but in stereo? I do have quite a bit of oomph available, as I have both the Sugden integrated, and the power-amp version.

It's a Hafler network - basically the rear speakers only get the stereo "difference" signal. Very popular in the 70s!

There's a few ways of wiring it; what worked best for me was to take one wire from amp L + to left rear speaker +. Take another wire from Left speaker - to right rear speaker +, then another from right rear - to amp L -. So you need 3 bits of wire, and they connect across the amp's 2 channels + and -. It possible makes an easier load but decreases efficiency - and gives a surround feel to anything with stereo information in it.

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Wow, that's interesting! Just been reading up about it. I might give that a try.

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2 channel for me and the TV is always through the hifi. Had 5.1, never was completely convinced I needed it so its gone in favour of less clutter. 3D? That's a cinema only thing for me. Have a 3D TV, but only because the panel I wanted came with it. Never use the function

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It's a complete mystery to me how anyone can not be into 3D movies. I thought it was brilliant from Avatar onwards. I find I have genuine sensory responses like vertigo. I don't think its a gimmick at all. Maybe it depends how your eyes are wired, or something (mine are wired with solid core silver, so the 3D is extra bright and clean and open).

Hi Nick -well said - couldn't have put it better myself - I thought my old Panasonic vt55 was a terrific experience, but my new LG OLED is stunning

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Hi Nick -well said - couldn't have put it better myself - I thought my old Panasonic vt55 was a terrific experience, but my new LG OLED is stunning

I was more referring to 3D generally - I'm into it but I haven't tried it at home yet. I love it at the cinema. My home projector can do 3D, but I don't currently have a 3D source. Will require some new kit buying, obviously, and although I like the effect of it in the cinema, I'm quite content with 2D in my home set-up. I will try it sooner or later, though.

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Don't own a telly, so, No.

very refreshing reply !

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2.0 for stereo (different spur from fuse box etc) and totally separate 7.1 for HiDef cinema. The audio system for the av is knockout in movies...totally excellent.... BK Electronics 400 Sub coupled to top of the range, "on wall" speakers from Canadian specialists Axiom.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/in-wall-on-wall-speakers

However, when asked to spin a cd it is blown into the weeds by the audio only system.

If you do go multi channel, best kept as separate as possible IMHO..

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Fairly low-tech here. Have a 2.0 hifi which has the Sky box and (very old) DVD player connected to the DAC. We only use the hifi option when watching films or music programmes and, when we do, it sounds great.

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Been using 2.0 and 2.1 for years (got me into DACs when DVD-V came out), all 5.1/7.1 material down-mixed to stereo LPCM via DACs and Digital Pre-Amps. Done the 5.1 gig and think you can get a better bang per buck ratio concentrating on better fronts and down-mixing.

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Super Wammer

2.1 for music, 4.1 for films. The centre speaker was in the way and didn't make enough difference to be worth tripping over.

Don't watch films often though, 2 or 3 a month perhaps.

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