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BluRay Music Video Poll Hackett, Steve - SELLING ENGLAND BY THE POUND & SPECTRAL MORNINGS: LIVE AT HAMMERSMITH [Blu-Ray]

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Rate the BD of Steve Hackett - Selling England by the Pound and Spectral Mornings Live

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IanProudfoot

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Too early to give a score because I've not made it all of the way through yet. It's just not holding my attention. I've loved the previous Genesis revisited concerts, but this just seems to lack energy with the normally charismatic Nad Sylvan looking very bored during the instrumental parts. I will persevere though perhaps I was just in the wrong mood...
 

The56Kid

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I agree with the comments about there being too much low-end. It seems to come more from the kick drum than the bass guitar to my ears. This is mostly fixable with tone controls, but there aren’t many discs in my collection that require that kind of adjustment. My only other gripe is that Hackett’s electric guitar frequently seems a bit buried in the mix. It’s especially aggravating when the camera zooms in on him (such as when he plays the eerie sound effects at the beginning of “I Know What I Like”) and the guitar sounds like it’s in the background. Curiously enough, I don’t hear the aggressive bass and somewhat-veiled guitar in the stereo version.
This was my experience also. I really had to work to tame the bass response on my system because it was initially overwhelming. When i turned the volume up to my normal listening level, the bass was totally out-of-control and overrode basically everything else in the mix. When I turned the volume down to get the bass level manageable, I could barely hear Hackett's guitar.

I've never had to deal with that on a Steven Wilson mix. I had to make significant reductions in bass and increases in treble to my Yamaha's tone controls before achieving a good balance. Once I had it properly dialed in, I admit the overall performance sounded pretty damn good, but at least on my system, this is nowhere near Steven Wilson's best mix and because of that I can only give it an 8.
 

ssully

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The extreme variety of replies here re: bass suggest a wide range of room acoustics, speakers configs, bass management, calibration effectiveness, etc among QQ setups....

One thing that would be interesting to check on a single system is the .1 bandwidth and output of DTS vs DD vs Bluray versions (assuming they exist). There is scope for true difference there.
 

sjcorne

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One thing that would be interesting to check on a single system is the .1 bandwidth and output of DTS vs DD vs Bluray versions (assuming they exist). There is scope for true difference there.
I can't speak for the DVD version, but I ripped the DTS-HD stream from the Blu-Ray and the LFE channel is definitely full-range. I attached a 30-second sample of just that channel from "Firth Of Fifth" below.
 

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ssully

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This seems typical for lossless these days. Lossy (DD and DTS) on the other hand usually has band-limited LFE @ ~120Hz. Whether such difference is audible depends on the level of >120 Hz in the LFE, + what lowpass filters are in effect between AVR and subwoofer output (e.g, the 'LFE LPF' setting of the AVR and whatever LPF setting is active in the subwoofer itself).
 
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twosheds

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Whilst I love 70s Genesis I know absolutely nothing about Hacketts solo material beyond Voyage Of The Acolyte.
 
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