Downmixing 5.1 Music to Stereo 2014-01-11 21:10:18 I have some SACDs with both 5.1 and stereo tracks. Sometimes the stereo tracks are highly compressed (DR5-7) while the 5.1 tracks are not (DR10-12). I want to make good stereo versions from the 5.1 tracks, but it is not that simple:After ripping the SACD with a Sony PS3 and converting to 6 channel wavs with foo_input_sacd I have tried the following:A: Extracting left and right channel with eac3to and merging them with Wavewizard.This sounds fairly good on some tracks, but not when there is a vocal in the center track.B: Convert 5.1 to Stereo DSP in foobar2000This introduce thousands of clipped samples.C. -downStereo option in eac3toLose quite a lot of volume and doesn't sound right.I think the surround channels are too loud.Should I try other software for downmixing?Should I reduce the volume of the surround channels first? If yes by how much?Or should I remove the surround channels and just downmix 3.0 or 3.1. Should I include LFE?