I haven't heard the DTS version but I have the SACD 5.1 version and it is one of my favorite high resolution discs. I also have several of the Police albums in SACD stereo but the 5.1 compilation is so much better, content and sound quality wise.SoNic said:I have only the DTS version and the begining of the disc is super. But after the 6-th play somehow it is changing, I don't know how, but not in good.
I like it ok, but I would much prefer the original albums in 5.1, not a Best Of...
I was wondering if they were the same.The mixes are identical, AFAIK. The DVD edition has surround mixes, but those vids for songs that didn't appear on the DTS or SACD editions have a curiously 'faux' rear channel sound, though obviously someone did their best to integrate them into the 5.1 whole.
As pertains to your last question: Metadata on audio discs explained: https://cdrguru.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/metadata-on-audio-discs/Interesting take on this; Just bought the DTS 5.1 surround; in my new Acura A-SPEC/ELS, the sound is crisp, clean, & the surround is just decent; therefore a 7
Obviously, some songs better than others, but overall, I'm glad it's in my car collection!
I never understood, why some DTS CD's, show Album titles, tracks, etc., & some don't; this one does NOT!
Wish someone could clarify
I have both the DTS RBCD 5.1 and the SACD and I much prefer the SACD multichannel disc.Taking a quick look at this now (DTS-CD ripped to 5.1 FLAC). Looks like it's another one of those mixes where there IS some discrete info, but the rears are too low.
I took a couple of tracks and pushed the rears up +6 dB and the center +2 dB. It worked really well on "Message In A Bottle"- the guitars and organ are almost completely isolated in the rears, and there's an exposed drum track in the center that's pretty cool. The little guitar licks on the outro ("sending out an SOS...") are totally in the rears. Really nice mix on this one
On the other hand, "Roxanne" doesn't yield anything in the rears except drum reverb and backing vocals over the chorus, which can also be heard in the fronts.
"Message In A Bottle" straight off the disc:
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"Message In A Bottle"- +2 dB Center +6dB Rears
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