HiRez Poll Manowar - WARRIORS OF THE WORLD [SACD]

Help Support QuadraphonicQuad:

Rate the SACD of Manowar - WARRIORS OF THE WORLD


  • Total voters
    6

JonUrban

Forum Curmudgeon
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Since 2002/2003
Joined
Mar 2, 2002
Messages
16,854
Location
Connecticut
Please post your thoughts and comments on this disc. (y):phones(n)
 

shogangray

New member
Joined
Jan 2, 2011
Messages
2
Location
UK Expat in China
With an over the top band like Manowar you might expect over the top surround sound coming from your speakers.
Unfortunately the sound is dull and the surround mix far from great. At least it's real surround and not just added reverb, hence 5 points.
Even so, I still listen to it occassionally and it still brings a smile to my face to think I have Manowar on sacd.
Considering I'm the only person to have voted in this poll since it opened 2 years ago, it would appear there aren't many of us about.
 
Last edited:

sjc

Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
28
Location
Stamford, CT
Thank you for the review... I was curious about this, but not so curious to pay $100 or so to have one shipped from Germany. ... steve c.
 

LizardKing

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
Joined
Oct 13, 2009
Messages
4,020
Location
NZ
With an over the top band like Manowar you might expect over the top surround sound coming from your speakers.
Unfortunately the sound is dull and the surround mix far from great. At least it's real surround and not just added reverb, hence 5 points.
Even so, I still listen to it occassionally and it still brings a smile to my face to think I have Manowar on sacd.
Considering I'm the only person to have voted in this poll since it opened 2 years ago, it would appear there aren't many of us about.
The mix is better than a 5 for me...

This is a screen shot of the waveforms for the 2nd track... the sound may not be audiophile quality, but at least its not sufferring from "loudness"...
 

Attachments

fredblue

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Mar 30, 2009
Messages
24,384
Location
London, England
I'd love to hear/own/review it.. if I could find it for anywhere near approaching a realistic price!
 

JanBakker

1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
QQ Supporter
Joined
Jun 22, 2014
Messages
1,912
Location
Coevorden, The Netherlands
I gave it a 9, music and mix are good and so is the sound quality, lyrics ehm not so good but if you like metal this disc sounds surprisingly good and is recommended.
 
Last edited:

vegas

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2014
Messages
282
Location
Belarus
Manowar one of my favorite bands and this is one of my most wanted and desired SACD.:ebay ...But it is almost impossible to find at an affordable price.:( Maybe someday I will be able to buy it, maybe...
 

edisonbaggins

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
8,333
Location
Wherever I May Roam
Manowar one of my favorite bands and this is one of my most wanted and desired SACD.:ebay ...But it is almost impossible to find at an affordable price.:( Maybe someday I will be able to buy it, maybe...
Damn, man! I checked like 8 sites! Maybe put up a WTB in QQ Swap Meet? Maybe somebody has it and doesn't like it and is willing not to gouge.
 

keenly

Banned
Joined
Apr 12, 2012
Messages
1,780
Location
UK
Manowar one of my favorite bands and this is one of my most wanted and desired SACD.:ebay ...But it is almost impossible to find at an affordable price.:( Maybe someday I will be able to buy it, maybe...
I ripped this SACD, worked on tracks in Audacity and created a DVD Audio. I have made it the best it can sounds, altering certain arts, raising bass, vocals when needed etc.

PM me.
 

fredblue

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Mar 30, 2009
Messages
24,384
Location
London, England
Damn, man! I checked like 8 sites! Maybe put up a WTB in QQ Swap Meet? Maybe somebody has it and doesn't like it and is willing not to gouge.
It's not super rare but it is uncommon imho.. I'd say maybe keep an eye out on Amazon Germany (I got my copy Feb '13 on Amazon.de for £41, just as a kinda guide I guess) also I notice lowest one sold on Discogs to date is £43, I think you'd have to get really lucky to find it much cheaper these days, a lot of dealers and collectors have cottoned on now but anything is possible, I'll keep an eye (and ear!) open for vegas.
 

vegas

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2014
Messages
282
Location
Belarus
Thank you djstephan for this info! I was trying to get this title for a very long time, maybe I'm lucky this time.(y)
 

skherbeck

2K Club - QQ Super Nova
QQ Supporter
Joined
Apr 15, 2015
Messages
3,257
Location
SoCal, USA
Listened to this about 3 times today, and I absolutely love it. Dramatic heavy metal written in the wake of 9-11 (aside from the covers), so in typical Manowar style, you're ready for battle (and feeling pretty darn patriotic) by the time the last note has played. The surround mix is excellent; very active and discrete use of the rears. The only issue I have with this disc is the serious lack of low end... metal should have house-shakin' bass and a kick that you feel in your chest. After my first listen, I went through each song making adjustments (I only do this if the music and mix is worthy & adjustments are needed)... the next 2 listens rocked quite sufficiently. Content = 3/3; Mix=2.5/3; Fidelity=1/3... so 6.5 (rounded to 7). (but after adjustments I'd go 8 or 9).
 
Top