multichannel hi-rez downloads on 2-channel systems

default -- Tue, 09/08/2009 - 04:39

How do you play Hi-rez multichannel downloads (24-96/176/192k) on a 2-channel system?

Steven Stone -- Tue, 09/08/2009 - 09:39

 You either play only the front two channels or you resample them into two channels via software.
 
Most Blu-Ray and SACD players have provisions for two-channel output. If you are using a computer source, your computer sound card may have a two-channel option as well. Or your playback software may have a "fold-down" two-channel option.
 
Or you could always add a couple more channels to your system...:)

Steven Stone
Contributor to The Absolute Sound, EnjoytheMusic.com, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and other fine publications

falco (not verified) -- Wed, 09/09/2009 - 00:24

Thanks Steve.

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