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humprof

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Seems to be the 2002 5.1 mix. (Derived from the 1974 quad, as I understand it--and unlike some of the other 5.1 remixes from that period, Columbia actually didn't screw this one up too badly? Not much coming out of the C and LFE channels, at any rate.)
 

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Maybe Apple needs to be advised that many modern AVR gear doesn't play nice with 4.0 streams. They need to process them in MMH to add silent tracks and turn them into 5.1.
My AVR (Pioneer VSX-LX503) does not play Quad properly from BD-Audio via Sony X800m2 (Pink Floyd, Doobie Brothers, etc). If I just add a silent center channel to a FLAC it works fine, but always add both center and sub just to be safe.

I tried a bunch of the Apple Music purported Quad albums and they all showed up as 5.1 MCH. Are there any particularly problematic titles with Apple Music I should check? I don't think they are sending 4.0 streams.
 

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My AVR (Pioneer VSX-LX503) does not play Quad properly from BD-Audio via Sony X800m2 (Pink Floyd, Doobie Brothers, etc). If I just add a silent center channel to a FLAC it works fine, but always add both center and sub just to be safe.

I tried a bunch of the Apple Music purported Quad albums and they all showed up as 5.1 MCH. Are there any particularly problematic titles with Apple Music I should check? I don't think they are sending 4.0 streams.
For the quad titles, I think they're sending 6-channel streams with silent C & LFE.
 

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Aaron & Bryce Dessner/Justin Vernon side project, with Taylor Swift vocals on a couple of tracks. Nice enough album, but I probably won't give it more than one listen. Relatively spare (but effective) use of overheads. I'd like to hear The National or--better yet--Bon Iver in Atmos.
 
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Agreed, I was hoping for a bit more. The album doesn't call for aggressive mixes, but this song could've...
 
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