How many of you have access to a working 5.1 system in the residential structure you live in? Weird way or wording that…I know.
If you live with your parents and your parents have one. Answer Yes.
Don’t live with parents. Have three 5.1 systems in two houses.
If you live with a room mate in an apartment and your room mate owns it, still answer yes.
If your home theater config is 7.1 or higher, also answer yes.
If there is one at your work office but not at your house answer no.
My studio is my work, and yes I have 5.1 here.
If you own multiple houses, defer to the one you spend the most time in.
The home I’m in most often has a Logitec 5.1
If you are like my sister in law, and have and your 5.1 system has been in a box in your closet for 3 years because you don’t know how to set it up, answer no. (And welcome to the forum, there are people who can help you out with setting that up).
I’m good on this one
-Lets grant that any amp and speaker config that purports to be 5.1 is. So Bose and Vizio sound bars count.
I have two Logitech 5.1 units and another at my other house for my TV that I can’t remember the name of.
Granted, a Logitech system isn’t anything to brag about. But I have a pretty decent one that is connected to my studio gear. I bought it mainly for consumer listening, but one day decided to use ARC to correct the sub and stereo speakers of the system and it’s become quite a good reference rig that sounds good. Sonar allows me to mix in 5.1 so I have been toying with it for about a year off and on.
My issue is I can’t seem to make surround mixes sound good on regular speakers. I’ve followed the advice of others as well as people that use Sonar to do this, but for some reason, the surround mixes sound strange through regular speakers. Like, it’s not hiding the surround channels as it should be. But the stuff I’ve done on surround that actually can be played on surround…whew, it’s awesome! Adding in Waves plugs that are made for surround as well as other processing gear that I have makes it really come to life.
It’s not something I am good at and know that a Logitech system is garbage…I’d never sell my surround services…lol…but it has been quite fun. If only I can figure out how to kill the surround channels for regular stereo so that it plays normal. Found an option that supposedly controls that, but it’s not worked as it should for some reason.