I think I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but all the original (SQ-encoded) KBFH masters burned up in a warehouse fire sometime around 1982, so it doesn't exist anymore. All that would be left would be the 7 1/2ips tape copies sent out to radio stations, which are probably 2 or 3 generations down from that original master, which is presumably why they decided to do a stereo remix from the multis for this set. Sometime in the mid-90s the new KBFH rights holders discovered that all the original multitracks survived as they were stored separately from the mixed masters, so all the KBFH released digitally since then has been from new remixes from those multis.Huh, well why didn't we get that KBFH SQ Quad mix?
On my 5.1 system the Dolby Atmos layer on the Abbey Road blu ray plays slightly louder than the DTS layer. All Dolby audio files typically play at a slightly louder, usually more compressed volume on my receiver compared to the DTS layer. It's not a subtle difference to my ears, it's an audible difference. It's some sort of Dolby encoding preset that seems to click on when I engage the Dolby audio option. For that reason I usually prefer DTS on my receiver, when it's a playback option. That's just from standard playback from a Sony bluray player to an Onkyo receiver via an hdmi cable.I blame the rippers for sowing confusion.
I continue to repeat myself by offering a simple listening test for anyone who can spin [NOT plays files ripped from] the Abbey Road blu ray on a 5.1 system.
Listen to the 5.1 lossless mix, then compare the Atmos mix and see if you hear a difference on your system.
To me, it proves that Atmos is "fully compatible" with 5.1.
Could you kindly clarify, are the first three lines before the question your conclusions after buying and listening to it?Ok, it's 5.1; kind of subdued; not great dynamic range, or separation
better than nothing, but.............
Some tracks better than others; sound wise
Should have said Surround, compatible, with 5.1, & 7.1; still giving it a 5, after a thorough listen on my 17 speaker Acura/ELS 700 watt systemCould you kindly clarify, are the first three lines before the question your conclusions after buying and listening to it?
I won't dispute what you wrote other than the first statement.
It's not, in fact, "5.1. "
Don't get me started, I'll change the subject now.
I've already expressed some thoughts, but I could keep going if you're truly interested.
Buyer beware, but I'm happy with it.
- It's remarkable a re-mix of 1973 Stones got such a wide range of ratings.
- Two of the "4" votes are from respected industry insiders
- The founder of the forum voted 5
I play it more often and enjoy it more than half of what I own, including the Beatles and Lennon.
I spun it again this morning, and took great delight in the Billy Preston clavinet.
Multiple layers of piano from Nicky Hopkins and Stu in multichannel is a treat.
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