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Old 09-15-2019, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default Help me understand audio "downmixing"

As the thread title dictates, I need some input as to just how downmixing audio works, specifically in regards to surround sources downmixed to 2.0 stereo.

Due to budget and limited space, I have invested fully in a strictly 2.0 stereo HT set-up. When purchasing movies, I'm always elated when a lossless stereo track is included as it's perfect for my HT build. But what about newer movies that utilize 6.1, 7.1 and even 9.1 surround mixes? Am I really hearing everything when my receiver downmixes these tracks to 2.0? Is there really no information being lost?

Audio gurus feel free to chime in/chastise my lack of knowledge on the subject, and thank you!
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