- Mar 2, 2002
same boat as you Neil, I have at least had the mail, I noticed on the Hoffman forum Americans were receiving theirs at the start of the week !!Apparently shipping, some people have now recieved their copies.
Still waiting for mine!!
Not really so early, it was like the 6th proper album from the band. I am not counting the instrumental album, live release or the various versions of "Voyage 34".Early and raw Porcupine Tree for sure.
You make it sound like a bad thing! I must admit that all of this talk about this disc being a soldier in the loudness war has me excited and I can't wait to receive my copy from CD-WOW. Kudos to PT for taking the high road to dynamic hi-fidelity. I don't think this can be understated. . .the best sounding recordings should sound BETTER as you turn up the volume, not worse.I noticed the volume difference as well. No big deal though, just turn it up more.
It's a random bug in Sonic's DVD-A creator.Regarding the "pop" from entering/exiting the main menu mentioned earlier. On my Creative Player there's no menu, it just plays the songs, so I tested this in my Powerdvd. When playing the video_ts there's no pop in the menu, however when accessing the dvd-audio portion I do hear a "pop" or loud click right at the begining of the menu and two pops at the end of the menu. Maybe Neil can comment on this? Not a big deal, but noticeable.
And Stupid Dream too!If you like music and you've never heard Porcupine Tree before, I implore you to order this disc while you can and give it a chance. No matter what your age, I think you will really like this disc.
Great review Jon! I totally agree.This is one of the finest DVD-Audio discs I own, and I own a lot!
If you own a DVD-Audio player, you really should get this disc!!!!
PS: It's a TEN!
The "pop" noise is a bit annoying. Of course the easiest way to avoid this is to just skip the menu and push play instead of door close, taking you straight to the music.Regarding the "pop" from entering/exiting the main menu.
Yes, starting at around 9:30 into "Russia On Ice" you get to test drive your subwoofers. With my Definitives and Sunfire sub, the whole room was vibrating!The bass sound in the last part of Russia On Ice has always been my favourite when testing loudspeakers. This one is a HELL of a $%^ù;;,§/¨ bass sound.
I don't feel I lose anything by listening in the car. The outside noise gets drown out by volume D), and the car, to me, is perfect for surround sound -especially when the system is designed specifically for that car (Acura). More perfect than a room with respect to a fixed listening spot. In the car, I'm always in the same place, and have the level adjusted as such.Jon, I assume that you are quite used to the difference of car listening vs home and mentally factor in the outside noise etc., but I'll be interested to read your comments after a listen or two on your main system.