QS MATRIX , ITEMS OF INTEREST (Billboard 1972-1976)

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Oh BTW ....The WHO 'S Tommy (1975) was QS encoded (and possibly quad mixed) , by John Moseley who invented "Quintaphonic" for use in films . He also did the Roger Daltrey/Rick Wakeman film and subsequent album for .....
...LISZTOMANIA.
 

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More tidbits :


John Moseley has a recording studio in Paris : "Ferber Studio" France and will be working with QS for Film soon.
(March 31st 1973 ; 04)

Sansui QS advertisement. (April 27th 1974 ; 33)

Promotional Sansui QS material is available for Audio Business' . (May 11th 1974 ; 72 & 73)

Current listing of Classical QS LP's from Decca France (Sofrason label). (May 25th 1974 ; 75)
 

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Sansui handed out a Promotional QS album at the Yokohama Audio Fair in Japan . (June 08th 1974 ; 44)


QS ALBUMS IN JAPAN AND THE U.S.INDICATED AS STEREO

Sansui Chief , Moto Miyake ;
"A lot of quadrasonic albums are being pressed now ..without the phrase QS on the label"
He feels that some record labels are doing this for protection . If quadrasonic sales begin to explode , they can claim that all their product for some time , has been in quadrasonic .
Also Sansui representatives debuted the new Sansui QSD -1 Decoder .


Sansui QS I..C. Chips , made by Hitachi are debuted at the Summer CES (June 15th 1974 ; 52)
 

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Some of the latest Impulse QS recordings . (June 29th ,1974 ; 37)

Advertisement for : Project 3 Total Sound Stereo , with Quadraphonic Records List ( May 05 ,1973 ; 08)

Ovation Records 45's (quad singles) being promoted and demonstrated for play in Jukeboxes.
(May 12th 1973 ; 01)


Ovation Records consider moving into the release of Classical music quad albums.
Also Dick Schory is featured in the Documentary "Quadfather" on television.
(May 19th 1973 ; 03)
 

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Oh BTW ....The WHO 'S Tommy (1975) was QS encoded (and possibly quad mixed) , by John Moseley who invented "Quintaphonic" for use in films . He also did the Roger Daltrey/Rick Wakeman film and subsequent album for .....
...LISZTOMANIA.
So, you mean the soundtrack album of Tommy, 1975. Not The Who's Tommy from 1969?
 

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A&M had originally announced five albums that were slated for QS release in the US, including "A Song For You", from the Carpenters, and "Come From The Shadows", from Joan Baez. The latter was the only one of the five to hit the stores. The ad went on to say they were using an improved vinyl formulation for the quad releases, because in quad, "when the record pops, the whole room pops". I grabbed the Joan Baez album as soon as I saw it, and was very pleased with its sound. I had a Sansui QS-01 decoder connected to my system and, considering how good their first effort sounded, I was bummed that the others got tabled.
I wonder if Billy Preston's Music Is My Life was intended to be one of those five initial QS LP releases? The quad mix's extreme "four-corner" directionality would make it more suitable for a matrix format.
 

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I don't think they ever specified a particular title, or titles, slated to be EV encoded. They were eager to get into quad, but their playing "musical formats", having skipped from QS, to SQ, and ultimately settling on CD-4, may have shot them in the foot. That system had nothing on cats when it came to being finicky! They had some great artists; it saddens me to what could have been if A&M had thought things through.better.
I agree that they should of stayed with QS because SQ required special mixing techniques. QS/RM versions would of turned out better. Then to jump to the finicky CD-4 system!
 

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And although not officially adopted by the WARNER label ;
there are 2 Beaver and Krause albums encoded using their own type of RM encoding.
Additional information is kinda sketchy but allegedly Mary Travers , Mary Travers on WB is supposedly EV-4.
Personally I think both The Travers and Ghandharva albums came out "before" the first EV-4 Encoders were issued or in use (Early 71).

And by default Alice Coltrane had a QS album released in 77 , Eternity , long after Warner Electra Atlantic dumped all things quad -(apart from a repressing of The Best of The DOORS ).
Atlantic Records did have those DY-4 albums from Syntonic Research , correction I should say dynaquad like encoded.



Also from the Moss Music labels -Candide , the Classical label switched from QS to SQ .


Edit : "before"
 
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And although not officially adopted by the WARNER label ;
there are 2 Beaver and Krause albums encoded using their own type of RM encoding.
Additional information is kinda sketchy but allegedly Mary Travers , Mary Travers on WB is supposedly EV-4.
Personally I think both The Travers and Ghandharva albums came out "before" the first EV-4 Encoders were issued or in use (Early 71).

And by default Alice Coltrane had a QS album released in 77 , Eternity , long after Warner Electra Atlantic dumped all things quad -(apart from a repressing of The Best of The DOORS ).
Atlantic Records did have those DY-4 albums from Syntonic Research , correction I should say dynaquad like encoded.



Also from the Moss Music labels -Candide , the Classical label switched from QS to SQ .


Edit : "before"
I have a Candide classical album that has QS logos on the label, and on the front of the jacket, but claims to be in SQ on the back of the cover. Having played it through the Surround Master, I'm convinced the comment about SQ was probably in error.
 

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I have a Candide classical album that has QS logos on the label, and on the front of the jacket, but claims to be in SQ on the back of the cover. Having played it through the Surround Master, I'm convinced the comment about SQ was probably in error.
You may have the error copy.

My copy has only reference to SQ , no QS whatsoever. And the recording and Studio team are very different.

FWIW Quad Incorporated reported these findings back in early 1980. According to the info Larry Clifton received from the Label they had at least four encoded in SQ , not QS . All final Candide editions.

Played reasonably well with my Fosgate btw. It's Classical and Mostly ambience..... very very few are full blown surround.


PS do you have any pics of your disc ?

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