The Chicago Crusher
- Mar 1, 2016
- Central Fl
To me "imaging" relates to a visual stimulus, not an aural one. True, we have come to accept it as an aural artifact but it is done through manipulation. Very small settings (Jazz trio for example) and sitting at a specific location may present some aspects of what audiophiles termed as imaging but for the most part . it is with our eyes we see. our ears present a much more diffuse "image" ...
Personally I first try to setup the L & R speakers in a manner that gives the best result IMO. Then I committ the mortal audiophile sin and most of the time use some digital upsampling to include my other 7 surround effect speakers. Contrary to what I may have said before, I'm currently finding Auro 3D to give the best results here. It minimally changes the base stereo L & R image while adding some room reflections all around, I like it.