How strange...I just randomly listened to this (not through Apple but from my server) for maybe the 2nd time two days ago. Only got through 4 or 5 songs though...not really my cup of tea.Someone is reporting on SHF that the Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation is the quad mix. I don’t have Apple music yet, but this will get me to join.
It's nice that the LFE channel works. This one was always a little thin sounding. Not anymore.
Can someone do the packet analysis thing and see if it's lossy or not? Even though it most likely is.It says Dolby Audio and plays back in multichannel.
The Apple TV 4K streams 7.1 24/48 PCM out via HDMI for Atmos content. But as I now understand it, the Apple 4K essentially “upconverts” a lossy stream (768 mbps?) to the 24/48 PCM for output.
It's a big breakthrough at what this hints at for the future. The first time that I know of a major streaming service has come up with vintage rock quad. One that never got a digital or disc release after LP/Q8 in fact. Maybe now it will be considered unacceptable to issue an old quad release downmixed to stereo (J5, Sabbath, Ross) when there is another option to do if full decreet quad.I am listening now and it is full-on glorious QUAD.