The mix is exactly the same. The sole difference is the lossless against the perceptual encodings. All settings - including the LFE filters - are identical in every way.I only wish I liked the music better. I just can't get into it and I find that I was only listing to the main album for the sake that it was in surround and sounds good coming out of the speakers. The songs themselves do nothing for me.
I guess I prefer the music from the Stupid Dream/Lighbulb Sun era and Steve's work with Blackfield more.
The mix does not seem to be much different than the DTS version so I will be trying to unload the CD/DTS version from my collection. No need to keep two versions of something I am not thrilled with. An overall good surround experience but I think it is the weakest of the PT batch.
Wow! I have a modest system and I never felt that I could hear a discernable difference between DTS, SACD and or DVD-A (aside from an acknowledged different mix) on the few duplicate title discs I have to compare. I guess I was wrong.The mix is exactly the same. The sole difference is the lossless against the perceptual encodings. All settings - including the LFE filters - are identical in every way.
I find that the more I listen to this one, the more I like it. It's a grower - no doubt about it.
You'll be happy to know we just started on Lightbulb Sun as well.....
Wouldn't these be reasons for waiting for the dvd-a?All you people who waited for FOABP DVD-A before hearing the album, I can't say how deprived (or depraved) that is! True, you're getting the best version right off the bat, but having heard this album since May and twice in concert, I can can speak to how much DEPTH and DETAIL that the DVD-A adds to every song.
Example: In concert, SW let's John Wesley sing the bulk of My Ashes while he plays keyboards. This gives it an interesting twist that sounds really different. On the DVD-A I can now hear more clearly that he was there all along. Everything sounds stronger, fuller and effortlessly powerful.
A used DTS version is still going for a few bucks more than it cost in the second market and the the DVD-A version is much cheaper.Well they do say that patience is a virtue. I only ever wanted to get the dvd-a. They also say that a penny saved is a penny earned. So I guess we are just looking at it in different ways.