This one was my "first" too....dprokopy said:This was one of my first surround purchases, and one I still listen to quite regularly. Honestly, I think I prefer this mix to the later SACD mix. This one seems to be fuller, with richer sound. (And, from what I understand, the SACD mix is actually missing some elements.)
Don't know if it's my system , but the DTS sounds too "midrangey" and without as much prescence as the sacd...This one was my "first" too....
Boy when that blue light came on my Sony receiver....thing's changed
I like the new mix on the SACD/DVD-A but some of those missing elements really piss me off to no end. Plus my SACD was pressed by Crest
So I find myself listening to the DTS version more often.
I th8ink that you are somewhat mistaken about the truth of SACD top end!!Don't know if it's my system , but the DTS sounds too "midrangey" and without as much prescence as the sacd...
Funnily and curiously enough, I must admit that my SACD input is analog (multiCh in)as opposed to the Optical In from the dts signal, so I don't know if I'm getting some weird ass signal upgrading from the receiver...
SACDs sound INCREDIBLE (warm AND with harmonics only for cats and dogs @ compared to the rest of the stuff...in my system i.e.
What's worse I wonder - the DSD limitations (some say it sounds exactly like 24/96kHz PCM, and they can't hear any differences), or the lossy DTS CD here with the Gaucho title?I th8ink that you are somewhat mistaken about the truth of SACD top end!!
All there is above 23KHz, my friend, is noise - and a lot of it as well. No music at all - this is because DSD is a single bit system (Dare I say from a 2-bit company?) that requires the use of some heroic noise shaping technology to make what was designed as an archival format listenable.
There are absolutely no ultrasonics at all on any SACD.
(For all those who are doubtless outraged by now, I suggest that you take a spectral analysis off of any SACD transfer. The tools don't lie)
The mixes are different, the processes are also different. DTS-CD - good as it is - is still a lossy technology as it is a data reduction process.