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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 always listen to CDs in Logic 7 (Music) with my HK receiver. It took me quite a while of trial and error, but the trick is taming the surrounds, which are way too loud with normal settings. So I've been happy with the mains at +3, center at 0, and the surrounds all the way down to -10. Even so, there's plenty of sound on the surrounds, but not enough to disrupt the front soundstage, at least in my room.

Neo:6 and Pro Logic II are OK, but I have found Logic 7 to just a little better with analog and PCM stereo signals.
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