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Moody Blues SACD channel suggestions


900 Club - QQ All Star
Jun 14, 2002
Sacramento, California
I know the Moody Blues SACDs from several years back are "adapted" quad mixes that have been fooled around with and essentially upmixed to 5.1.

What I'm wondering now that it's possible to manipulate DSD files via SoX is if the four corner channels are unmolested or if they've been altered. It would be very easy to convert ripped 5.1 files to 4.0 or to replace the center and LFE with silence...but would that just make them differently wrong?


400 Club - QQ All Star
Jan 1, 2010
Southern NY
I think in the case of the Moodies the channel levels are untouched, rather the EQ is what's different when you compare the SACDs with the Q4/Q8 versions. Apparently they went a little too far with the NR when they did the SACD remasters.