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Posted by Mjay71 
Downmix
July 11, 2017 04:48AM
I know about the downmix option to 4.0, but I'm wondering what is the best way to downmix multichannel to 2-channel stereo? Is it simply to choose that option on the Oppo, or is there a clever way to allow the vanity module to do the down mixing?
Re: Downmix
July 12, 2017 11:05PM
The best way to get stereo is play stereo content whenever possible (SACD/DVD). If there is only multi channel content available I would suggest to leave it to the OPPO to do the downmixing by selecting appropriate speaker config/downmix option. The Vanity module can do downmixing only for multichannel DSD, nothing else.
Re: Downmix
July 13, 2017 06:01AM
Thanks, Pavel.

Oddly, I often prefer the down mixed multi over the stereo mix, which is sometimes much more dynamically compressed, congested, and "loud" compared to the surround. For SACD's, the vanity hd gives me yet another downmix option to play with.
Re: Downmix
July 25, 2017 09:25AM
That it a very interesting observation. Most people find the multichannel mix a bit plain and disintegrated. I guess it differs from one recording to another.
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