First and foremost, Clint, I think it was prudent that Jon and fellow moderators allowed us to change our initial votes. With all the superb surround remixes bestowed upon us just this year, especially the [IMO] brilliant D~V 70's QUAD SACDs, Pepper sounded TEPID in comparison.I think you voted a 9 or 10 initially on this release and then changed it to a 6...I thought you would be happy and just let it go...but evidently you haven't....I just question your contention that "many" people feel the way you do about this release because it's not reflected in the voting even though they can change their vote...and your contention that only quality releases are both discrete and not overly loud...I don't consider this release "overly loud" and there are quite a few highly regarded(quality)releases that aren't very discrete...I do give you credit for admitting that you had "over expectations"....this statement from a member is an illustration of my point..."sonically it sounds as good as I have ever heard it, but the piles of disappointment at what (might)have been weighs heavy on this release"....so it's the best sounding version of this album ever released...but it's not as good as he thought it would be...if that's not an expectation problem I've never seen one..so that's all I can say on this matter...you can beat this dead horse if you wish...but I'm done...
You do know you can change your vote, right? You're more than allowed to change this to a 2 or a 3 if you feel like it.Several times I have attempted to listen to this Blu-ray. I can never last more than a couple of tracks before stopping it. Loud, in the face, strange eq.
The only mixes that I find okay are Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Fixing A Hole is almost okay. Dolby TrueHD. DTS is a waste of space.
I go back to the original LP. Nice quirky mixes, lovely sound. A joy to listen to.
I am surprised that I gave this let down a 6. I must have been feeling generous.
Have you tried boosting the rears by 3dB? (For the album only, not the single) It makes a real difference.The other thing is that instruments and vocals are either entirely in the front, or half way between front and rear. There is hardly anything exclusively in rear channels (if anything at all). I really enjoy the new stereo mix, but I don't think I'll be putting on the 5.1 mix again.
IIRC, I prefer the Dolby to the DTS on this one. There are claims or theories that the Dolby was encoding in 6.1. As I have a 7.1 setup, perhaps this would open up or enhance the rears of the Dolby mix a bit.Have you tried boosting the rears by 3dB? (For the album only, not the single) It makes a real difference.
Thanks! I'm willing to give it a shot. But I have a switching system that allows me to listen to just the front or just the rear speakers, so I know that anything in the rears is also in the fronts to some degree. That said, maybe I should try edisonbaggins' suggestion above and listen to the Dolby mix.Have you tried boosting the rears by 3dB? (For the album only, not the single) It makes a real difference.