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I am finally making a little bit of money and would like to put together a decent sound system / home theater (my idea of decent may be lower than yours
I am planning on buying some speakers and a receiver but am a bit confused on how the channels work. I will be doing a lot of music listening and movies / tv / games will be second priority. If I buy a set of speakers in 5.1 or 7.1 how are they going to sound when I pipe my stereo music into it? Basically (I think) I don't want all the music trying to be forced out of the center channel instead of having nice stereo seperation. Are receivers smart enough to take the stereo input and not try and force it through the center? I'd like it to play in 2.1 or 4.1 I would think. I guess I really just don't know what I'm doing.
emvath79 wrote:Okay, thanks for the input. My feeling on choosing the audio equipment (and I really haven't done my due diligence and researched anything yet) is that I'm not looking for audiophile grade. I'm not obsessed with eliminating the 2% variance between $500 bookshelves and $2000 bookshelves. What I want is something fun. I want it to sound good to me at a low volume, but be able to crank it up and have a blast when the wife is out for a bit.
Milo Burke wrote:What did you end up buying?