Baach dsp, true stereo?

The latest gimmick seems to be eliminating cross talk as a way to achieve true stereo.

Seems very expensive and works with any speaker.

Another layer of complexity.

Anyone have an opinion on this new fad? Seems a bit neurotic to me


Why not do the opposite? The APT Holman preamp had a "blend" control to mix the L + R channels. This would be beneficial for early stereo recordings which had excessive LR panning between channels.

Let's not forget the Sonic Hologram option Bob Carver added to some of his Phase Linear and Carver preamps/CD players.

@jasonbourne52 few

Beatles seem to do have done a lot of LR panning. Didn’t they? As did many other earlier recordings. Center imaging doesn’t seem to be very apparent when this happens.