- Mar 2, 2002
I agree. 4 db is a little much. I've been decreasing by 2.5-3.0 db since writing that post.Also, as dr. simple states, this being a 70s QUAD mix you have to sit in the middle of the square, so turn down the rear channels about 3 dB (depends on your setup and hearing).
OMG....Atom Heart Mother.....I would spend some serious money for that one.......whoa...Just got this one today. (importcds.com has great prices, but their shipping is a bit on the slow side.) Really love the mix on this. I love how much more aggressive they were with the use of the rear speakers on the 70's quad mixes. It's a very active, discrete mix. I knew some of the songs on this album but had never heard the whole thing before so I'll hold off voting until after a few more listens, but this is easily an 8, if not better.
Bring on more 70's quads! (Atom Heart Mother please!!!)
Earth Wind and Fire is always smooth R & B soul
my favorite version of Devotion
other albums from them are 5.1 , and it's not missed here
a 10 for sure
Actually, Gratitude and Alive in '75 are both 5.1 SACD's. Of course, Open Our Eyes is a 4.0 SACD.
That's the Way of the World (studio album - MoFi SACD) and All in All (Japan SACD) are 2.0 SACD's.
Head to the Sky, Open Our Eyes, That's the Way of the World (studio album) and Spirit were all available on SQ Quad LP & Q8 (4.0 mixes.)
"Literal Linda, everybody!" - My guy Joe
I've been turning down the rears on the AF quad mixes BEFORE listening, but today I'm listening to "Open Your Eyes" withOUT reducing the rears, and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. Odd how some quad mixes are more rear-heavy than others. That's not to say that this has little in the rears, just that all that musical goodness coming from the rears is balanced with rhythm section and lead vocals in the front speakers. It's a tad heavy in the rears, but I'm digging it.
Do you mean on the Stereo remastering? Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center did the Surround Sound mastering and transfer.Hmm I'll hold my vote until I've listened to it more often,
The first thing is that SH put a HF Cutoff on this BIG TIME....NOTHING above 20K (I'd say 15K)..not even gonna bother with a spectrum analysis..wow, I'm sure that the SQ LP would sound MUCH BETTER (the SACD sounds as if somebody put ,not one, but SEVERAL blankets on top of the speakers...
Also, as dr. simple states, this being a 70s QUAD mix you have to sit in the middle of the square, so turn down the rear channels about 3 dB (depends on your setup and hearing).
I mean, it's great that these guys are rereleasing these mixes....but , if this is how it's gonna be, I'd rather buy the SQ LPs and do my own conversion....
Nope , I mean the 4.0 layer, I really do not listen to the Stereo layer anymore...Do you mean on the Stereo remastering? Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center did the Surround Sound mastering and transfer.