I feel immersed in the music, yet the spirit of the recording remains undisturbed.
In Logic 7 cinema mode, Dolby Pro Logic surround is sent, as normal, to the rear speakers, but so is some of the natural ambience of the front right and left channels.
This rig sounds terrific!
For you old-timers, Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" (my favorite concert movie, hands-down) sounded incredible.We have 2 Harman Kardon AVR 500 manuals available for free PDF download: Service Manual, Owner's Manual.For you not-yet-reformed audio snobs, let me clarify that at a couple feet (let alone normal listening distances the system is silent.This would have been a big no-no in my former life as an audio snob.Further listening has only improved my impressions of this reciever.I heard a mild hiss (and a mild hum in the center channel).I dialed up the volume.Manuals, looking for a manual?The bass was warm and confident.Still, for the vast majority of my recordings, Logic 7 is, as Martha Stewart would say, "a good thing".(I've heard that despite their shortcomings, cube speakers can have great imaging because they use a single driver).I was scared at first.All of our product manuals for current products are located on the product purchase page within Harman Kardon website.I'm waiting for the DVD-audio standard to be integrated into all DVD players before I buy.Nonetheless, I went into "panic mode".
All kidding aside, I can't believe my ears.