Al Stewart's "Year of the Cat" (Remixed in 5.1 surround by Alan Parsons!!)

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

fredblue

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Mar 30, 2009
Messages
24,957
Location
London, England
I haven't even tried the DD. Can you elaborate on what you are hearing?
i was just looking through the waveforms, there's scant difference between them when ripped (LFE appears a bit raised on the DD).

maybe there's some Dialog Normalization codswallop going on upon playback of either of the codec streams that's causing any perceived differences idk but the Flac rips i have of both DTS & DD don't sound markedly different from one another, in fact flicking back and forth they sounded so similar as to be the same (both bright and kinda earache-inducing).
 

edisonbaggins

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
8,700
Location
Wherever I May Roam
I haven't even tried the DD. Can you elaborate on what you are hearing?
The DTS sounds harsh, particularly the lead vocal during certain passages. While the DD lacks a bit of clarity and has a sort of crispy sound to the cymbals, it simply sounds more pleasant. And I hear enough detail to make me happy.
 

Perpendicular

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Joined
Apr 11, 2010
Messages
4,221
Location
In My Mind’s 👁
The DTS sounds harsh, particularly the lead vocal during certain passages. While the DD lacks a bit of clarity and has a sort of crispy sound to the cymbals, it simply sounds more pleasant. And I hear enough detail to make me happy.
I usually play the DD tracks first before switching to DTS and the very first thing I noticed was the slight brightness difference between the two.
 

edisonbaggins

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
8,700
Location
Wherever I May Roam
Dolby Digital always sounded slightly duller to me than DTS.
So it could be that in this case it actually "improves" the bright mix (or the mix was EQ'd with that lossy compression in mind).
Any idea why Adam's two rips appear the same? One being DTS 96/24 and the other being AC3 48/24, wouldn't that alter the wav forms even a little bit?
 

GOS

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Apr 23, 2013
Messages
16,367
Location
Central Illinois
Mine finally arrived today, 15 working days in transit. Also had two loose discs and of course the 5.1 had visible scratches but plays fine. Love the TV graphics.View attachment 65914
LOL! Well, mine arrived today as well. The shipping box looked like it has seen its better days.....but the box set itself, is undamaged. I'm afraid to open it for fear of scratched discs......of course, I will.
 

J. PUPSTER

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
May 30, 2017
Messages
8,909
Location
CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL)
LOL! Well, mine arrived today as well. The shipping box looked like it has seen its better days.....but the box set itself, is undamaged. I'm afraid to open it for fear of scratched discs......of course, I will.
I believe that's not such a big deal, it's not like it's being rubbed out with steel wool, the discs just aren't that fragile IMO. (Unless disc rot happens in a few years :)!)
 

J. PUPSTER

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
May 30, 2017
Messages
8,909
Location
CALIFORNIA (CENTRAL)
Top