I'm so glad that 2ch stereo is my main goal. I'm running a simple 5.2 with the speakers in the right places. For me that's plenty for the occasional movie we watch. I've not really heard more than that outside of a theater. Not many folks I know are into audio like I am, so I don't really get to listen to other systems.\n\nI wish I had more friends into this hobby. Most of them just think I'm nuts.\n\nI hear ya, we rarely have people over, family is too far away so we go there and friends have no interest at all.\n\nSo, I do this for me and my wife thankfully doesn't mind and often times enjoys what surround adds to movies. We've been watching some older movies and hearing effects better and enjoying them all over again.\n\nMy 7.1 channel system in our spare bedroom sounds quite good as well, it surprises me how good it sounds at times.\n\nMy new Klipsch "The Sixes" are incredible for 2ch so I feel very lucky to have 3 very nice systems.