HiRez Poll 16 Horsepower - SECRET SOUTH [DVD-A]

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Rate the DVD-A of 16 Horsepower - SECRET SOUTH

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LizardKing

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I found out about these from the thread from haikubass mentioned above. (y)

Both this and the Lilium are recommended - if you are interested in "Alternative Country" in surround.

Looks like you can still buy them new :mad:@:

FYI - This link "appears" to be the CD/DVD-A Combo of this - you can never be sure with Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-South-16-Horsepower/dp/B002BW7AB2
 

rusinurbe

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I thought this was quite a nice disc as I remember it was a DVD with 48/24 LPCM surround.

Good alt country in the mode of Cracker

Enjoyable disc along with teh Lilium disc.
 

JonUrban

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I just received my CD+DVD Audio copy from Amazon using the above posted link. I checked it out and it is indeed a "real" DVD-Audio disc, with a AUDIO_TS folder, as shown below along with the scans of the front and back. (I haven't played it yet, but will report back when I do).

16 HP Front.jpg
16 HP Back.jpg
16 HP Data.jpg
 

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OK. I figured as long as I had the disc queued up in DVAE, I'd check out one or two of the tracks. WOW! This is a real different experience than our normal fare of classic rock surround stuff. The first track was a bit jarring, but half way in it started to grow on me. It's definately a modern sound. Track Two, the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" is pretty cool. Take a look at the wav files for that song. You can see that although it's a bit "loud", it's not maxed out, doesn't clip, but the surround mix is quite discrete.

I have to give it more spins before I vote, and it may not be my normal type of tunes, but so far I'm intrigued! :D

Interesting use of the front channels. I like it!

16 HP wav.jpg
 

LizardKing

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Yeah this and the Lilium seem to have been mastered very "loud".

Jon - Out of curiousity are the top two streams the front channels?
 

JonUrban

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Yup! Very cool indeed. To see the channel placement, look in the title bar at the filename. DVD Audio Explorer puts them in the standard order - LF-RF-C-LFE-RS-LS

What's odd on this release is that the LFE appears to be full range. Strange
 

Ge Someone

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What's odd on this release is that the LFE appears to be full range. Strange
Seems more like somebody forgot to do a lowpass...
Might go unnoticed if the playback system it self applies a lowpass, but depending on equipment and settings it might sound "off".

I think one or two of Elton John discs had something like that in the Sub channel (DVD-A version of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road?)
 

Almen

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Take a look at the wav files for that song. You can see that although it's a bit "loud", it's not maxed out, doesn't clip, but the surround mix is quite discrete.
Well, to me that looks quite compressed and limited. :(

Would you care to perform an analysis in MasVis (MasVis)? Then it is possible to appreciate the amount of compression. :)
 
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