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What Receiver Settings do You Use for Music CDs?

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I went with a 5.1 system for High Definition TV watching as well as DVD watching.
The music concerts are esp. good in DTS or 5.1 Dolby.

But what do you listen to your old (or new) music CD's in?

I just used 2 speaker mode at first at that is likely what they were first designed for, but my receiver (H-K) has so many options.

Which settings give good results? Or do many of them just channel the same stuff through the fronts, centers, rears, etc?
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I listen to both Concert DVDs and CDs and for that matter any PCM source material in a pure stereo setting through my prepro.

I just can't improve on the sonics from the Proceed AVP2 in stereo mode for music quality and clarity. My soundstage is just incredible and I can hear every individual instrument contribute to the musical performance.

I find that any of the surround modes and even 5.1 DD or DTS on DVDs tends to muddy the clarity of the performance.

Now DVD movies are a different story !
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