- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
i'm far from expert in these matters but i will certainly try my best and proffer some possible suggestions. it's no trouble at all, it's a pleasureFor those of us that don't have the CD-4 or the Q8 versions, would it be possible for you to make a list of your recommended channel level adjustments, track by track, to get the Blu-ray closer to the balances of the old versions? Only if it's not too much trouble, and if you were kind of headed in that direction anyways.
at least with this new Blu-ray it appears to be more a matter of simply adjusting what are already great sounding individual channels, whereas working on the old Quad tape and CD-4 LP was like putting lipstick on a pig!!
i should qualify that last remark by saying that, in all fairness to these Quadio Blu-ray's and to really put things in perspective, the WEA Quads on the formats offered in the 70's, despite having solid Surround mixes and having some really great music among them, had more than their fair set of issues back in the day.
for example, a number of the WEA Quad 8-track tapes had their channels wrongly assigned. although WEA were not alone in this its still less than ideal and as for WEA's CD-4 LP pressings they were seldom that great. case in point, it took 4 Quad LP pressings and 2 Quad tapes of the Average White Band's AWB before i got what i felt was a truly satisfactory outcome for that album from either of those formats and even then i just know a Quadio Blu-ray would trounce all of them in a heartbeat.