List of stereo recordings that sound great in quad

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tcdriver

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Neil Diamond, Tap Root Manuscript - MCA MCAD-37196

This title is already on the master list as sounding good with played through the SQ-W decoder. It also sounds pretty good played through a Dolby Pro-Logic II decoder, however; it sounds phenomenal when played through a Circle Surround (SRS) decoder.
 

Philip Spinner

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I just finished listening to all 16 lp's in the George Harrison box set. I started with the newest first and worked my way backwards. The results through the surround master were acceptable on many but then I played Wonderwall and holy moly, it sounded like true 4 channel. Electronic music decoded well also but Wonderwall was a real eye opener. Check it out if you have it.
 
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I've been meaning to mention this one for quite a while: Billy Idol - Cyberpunk.

His music is not everyone's style, and this album is not classic Billy Idol. The album wasn't well received on many fronts either. But has a lot sonically going on and it expanded well through a QSD-1 in synthesized surround mode. It's been a while since I've played it, but I remember the audio piece between "Wasteland" (track 2) and "Shock to the System" (track 3) really opened up and I heard pieces of recordings I hadn't heard so clearly before, and I think the closing audio piece after the last song ("Mother Dawn") also did the same.
 

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Try Joe South's "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" in QS, all four channels come alive, it really sounds like it was intended to be so.
 

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If you have A Step Further by Savoy Brown give the track "Where Am I" a spin in DPL or QS . It should move in a circular motion front to rear towards the end of the tune . Bongos in surround !


I used this cd version .


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If you have A Step Further by Savoy Brown give the track "Where Am I" a spin in DPL or QS . It should move in a circular motion front to rear towards the end of the tune . Bongos in surround !

Wow, thanks for the heads up, sounds amazing in PLIIM on my rig.

I've had the 1990 Deram USA CD for decades, heard the LP a lot in the early 70s.
Years beyond the release date, it was in heavy rotation at friends' pads.

The side-long, Canned-Heatish live boogie medley got more play.
Simmonds' opening over-driven chords, Chris Youlden's incantations to the crowd...

The studio side with horns & strings is impressively recorded & engineered.
In stereo it's a very wide field, hard-panned, sometimes to "even wider than the speakers" effect.

Matrix decoding dramatically steers much wonderful discreteness to the rears on all the tracks.

:51banana:

Is it common knowledge, the matrix effect on this 1969 release?
Was it original to the first pressings?
Quite advanced and cutting-edge for the time, it seems.

Delighted to hear it this way almost 50 years on.
That's +2 today on QQ discovering new surround gems in existing releases. :sun
 

BeoProf

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I am using the surround synthetizer on my Sansui QRX 7001 and feeding Tidal Hi-Fi through AUX: so far anything by Spyro Gyra and Joe Satriani sounded really great! Lots of action in the back channels!!!
 
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