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The Rang

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Styx - The Mission

24/96 LPCM Stereo (5.1 is on here too)
This is way better than I expected.
Sounds like a classic Styx album and the Mission to Mars theme works.
Nice surprise.
 

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Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point

OK, this Blu-ray isn’t stereo, but I listened to the DTS-MA 5.1 downmixed to stereo.
Sounds just fine this way, supposedly better than the CD. The Dolby Atmos didn’t work as well downmixed.
Starts slow (the first track is the weakest) but it gets better after that.
A worthy addition to their catalog.
 

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Neil Young - Psychedelic Pill

Like this sprawling album but the opening track, Driftin’ Back, though good, didn’t need to be 27:49 long LOL
Not sure how much the 24/192 resolution helps the sound. Guess I’d have to compare to the CD to know for sure. Not complaining, it manages to be murky and clear at the same time, suits the music.
 

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Jimi Hendrix Experience -
Electric Ladyland


What a sprawling and interesting album, most of which I’d never heard until now.
Love the majority of it especially 1983 (Merman..).

The stereo sound on this Bluray has been maligned in some circles. Not knowing most of the music I have no reference to compare.
Some of it sounds great, some sounds like it’s from 1967, high end not clean.
As an experiment I let my Cambridge downmix the two multichannel versions to 2.0.
The uncompressed LPCM sounds darker, the illusion is of less soundstage and reverb.
Not bad, just quite different.
DTS is a lot closer to the natural stereo but with more bass.
Haven’t decided yet which of the three presentations I prefer.
 

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How come you didn't buy the 5.1 version back then? If I recall, it really was't much money. I have the vinyl too, and it sounds killer.

Gene, RANG likes to play his SURROUND BD~As in Stereo ...... There is no other version out there on BD except for the BD~A 5.1 which also contains a stereo remix!

Maybe it's a Canuk thingy!
 

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How come you didn't buy the 5.1 version back then? If I recall, it really was't much money. I have the vinyl too, and it sounds killer.

I think the 5.1 mix came out after the album, if I recall? I definitely could be wrong. I would like to get it though. I'm going to see them in a few months with Loverboy and REO Speedwagon.
 
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