- Mar 2, 2002
Sounds like I have a similar set-up, i.e. a JVC with four speakers in my car...I'll vote as I hear this some more. Really outstanding sound and mix. Chock full of good songs too. I never realized the depth and subtlety to this. A lot of detail to work with in surround and of course SW did a lot with it.
I noticed at home I had to turn up the center channel more than usual to bring up the vocal, then it was well balanced. In the car I have an aftermarket JVC DVDA player with four stock speakers, Center set to "None" in the menu. Usually this spreads the center sound into L and R, but this is the first disc I've noticed a real lack of center. The backups and such sound great, and the lead is there, but mostly echo in the other channels. Almost like XTC karaoke. So long story short, I need to find a way to install a center speaker before I can give this a proper review. I listen to surround in the car more than anywhere else because that's the longest I sit in one place on typical days.
LPCM always sounds better than DTS HD. It is same with SW Blu Rays(albums). The higher the mbps the better sound(generally).I listened to this again this morning. There's no arguing with the supreme quality of the sound and the all round package. A couple of points with the sound - to me it sounds best in LPCM, rather than DTS HD, and also it sounds better louder.
The package shows how it should be done, with the in studio video and the demos. Wouldn't it be nice when Going For The One comes out if one of the extras was the old in studio video of the band, which I have on an old vhs tape in the garage somewhere! C'mon Yes, if XTC can do it!
My cover says: "CD: New stereo edition mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes, flat master transfer."Semi-on topic. Can't listen to the multichannel atm but can listen to the CD. Cover says 'Original Stereo mix' but 5 secs in and it blatently isn't. Super phasing on the guitar is a dead giveaway. Gotta be a Stereo of the new mix. Ohhhhhhhh man I've listened to this 100's of times and it's never been sooo goood and sooo clear. Also nice to query a CD on Freedb via Audiograbber and be the first to post a new one Looking forward to the rest of my evening....
Ok thanks, but slightly confused then about Close to the Edge (which is on the way to me), which, unlike Nonsuch, only has DTS HD I believe and not LPCM.LPCM always sounds better than DTS HD. It is same with SW Blu Rays(albums). The higher the mbps the better sound(generally).