DVD/DTS Poll Roxy Music - ROXY MUSIC [DTS DVD]

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Rate the DTS DVD of Roxy Music - ROXY MUSIC

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  • 1: Poor Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

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musicmemorabiliashoppellc

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I am watching 2019 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Roxy Music and I thought of this deluxe release that I did not buy at last years release, 2/2/18 because it was too expensive. I decided to look again today and still $140.00, can't figure why so expensive for the life of me.
If you wanted the box set.....about a year ago you could have gotten plenty of them super cheap off of Amazon for $63.....I picked up a few at that time but are now SOL
 

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I usually don't complain about surround mixes not sounding like the stereo version but one thing I don't like about this is the sax and synthesiser seem buried in the surround mix. The mix however is very immersive as are all of Steve Wilsons mixes that I have listened to. The sound quality of the 5.1 is excellent overall. I played the CD of the album through the QSD-1 for comparison and it sounds almost as discrete but was very distorted. I ripped the CD to see if it's brick walled and or clipped, the screen shot speaks for it's self. I would recommend getting the Japanese stereo SACD and playing in through the QSD-1 / QSD-2 or Surround Master.

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I usually don't complain about surround mixes not sounding like the stereo version but one thing I don't like about this is the sax and synthesiser seem buried in the surround mix. The mix however is very immersive as are all of Steve Wilsons mixes that I have listened to. The sound quality of the 5.1 is excellent overall. I played the CD of the album through the QSD-1 for comparison and it sounds almost as discrete but was very distorted. I ripped the CD to see if it's brick walled and or clipped, the screen shot speaks for it's self. I would recommend getting the Japanese stereo SACD and playing in through the QSD-1 / QSD-2 or Surround Master.

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Silly recommendation. This 5.1 mix is great.
 

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Give up on the 5.1 mix because the stereo mix is bricked?

Then just create a faux surround from the Japanese SACD?

Btw many surround mixes can appear to be less “punchy” when things are spread out. Mono can seem quite punchy even with a loss of inner detail.
 

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You should hear Cornholio sing "Lesbian Seagull"
I'm a long time Roxy fan and it's amazing what Mr.Wilson was able to accomplish with this release.
Every other release (including Japanese SACD) sounds dull & flat to me.
The band was still in the learning stage and their sound was kind of crude. Like a great conductor Steve has put together the pieces and made something that wasn't there before.
My jaw dropped when the bass hit on the first song.
IMHO the only Roxy oriented release that beats this is Boys & Girls. Bryan Ferry had the cream of studio pros to choose from & more tracks.
With much less than that at his disposal Steve Wilson has produced a masterpiece.
 

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You should hear Cornholio sing "Lesbian Seagull"

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I voted 9. Not for the music but the 5.1 DTS DVD 24/96 is superb. Lots of discrete stuff including some of it gimmicky which I happen to like. The whole point of listening in surround is to hear lots of moving parts which this has. If I was a big fan of the album it would get a 10. I can see myself listening again so who knows, maybe I will give it a 10 after some more listens. I didn't say but the overall fidelity started a little muddy and then shined up really nice, that could have been my ears adjusting from the previous disc to this one?
A solid purchase for the surround fan. I am glad I finally played and listened to this as RTBluray was very hot on it previously and glad I could share in his enjoyment.
 

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Give up on the 5.1 mix because the stereo mix is bricked?

Then just create a faux surround from the Japanese SACD?

Btw many surround mixes can appear to be less “punchy” when things are spread out. Mono can seem quite punchy even with a loss of inner detail.
Give up on the 5.1 mix because it's terrible. The stereo mix included here is bricked as is common with a lot of newer releases. The original CD and LP both sound great.

Yes create a faux surround from SACD or LP or original CD. The Photolume (QSD-2 clone) sounds great, as does the QSD-1. Try it through Involve if you prefer, but that decoder doesn't have the Surround mode.
 

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Give up on the 5.1 mix because it's terrible. The stereo mix included here is bricked as is common with a lot of newer releases. The original CD and LP both sound great.

Yes create a faux surround from SACD or LP or original CD. The Photolume (QSD-2 clone) sounds great, as does the QSD-1. Try it through Involve if you prefer, but that decoder doesn't have the Surround mode.
It is one of my top 5 SW mixes...
 
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