2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Apr 15, 2015
- SoCal, USA
My understanding of the scenario there was that the DTS-HD 5.1 mix and Dolby True-HD 7.1 mix (Atmos) both had 'loudness war' mastering, whereas the AC-3 'core' stream embedded within the Dolby True-HD track was a completely different mastering with far more headroom.I think it was the recent John Lennon collection
If you want to see something cool... somewhere on YouTube you'll find Al playing YOTC live with a young keyboard player who had to use a fake name (immigration issues). Even with the fake name you may recognize a very young Tori Amos, who was drafted for the night because he lost his keyboardist and she knew the song.I ordered mine from amazon.uk on the 30th and it showed up yesterday.
The surround mix starts out lazy (not uncommon for some reason) and seems to get better throughout with YOTC sounding terrific! I wish Lord Grenville and On the Border could have been done a bit better.
I do find that I have to boost the surround speakers about 3dB, especially on the earlier songs. Definitely an AP mix as he doesn't like to use the center speaker.
This is one of my favorite albums of all time (I had just graduated HS when this came out) and the whole package is a treat.
And thanks for that link to the video earlier in the thread with AS talking about YOTC. He seems like a really down to earth, nice guy.
Can't wait for Time Passages!
Beware, Spek isn't precise enough and has been known to often give upsampled false positives.
An update: upon opening my box set up, like others, 2 of the discs were out of their cut-out spots & loose.Geez..I better open mine up to see if this is also happening with the discs.
It arrived a few days ago also from Deep discount.
The 'new' mailman just left it sitting out on a chair next to the house. ...too big for .
Since they didn't bother to ring the doorbell, it wind up being out there over night.
Found it the next day just as it started raining.
Thankfully, I live in a safe neighborhood & there was no water damage but it's a bit irritating ....