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I live in NJ so I get this stuff last. Curious how it sounds.
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Nothing yet on credit card or in mailbox

John from Rhino?????
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Yes, the Rhino quad release. The website says it was released a few days ago.
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Got mine this morning, just put in the Denon, listening right now as I type.

This disc sounds fantastic, better than the CTA quad disc (not that it was bad). Great seperation and balance on all channels.

I'm going to quit typing and finish listening, have'nt heard these songs in years.

Hope you guys get yours soon.
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I see this listed in different places as "DVD-A" and "DTS DVD" and "96/24".

So what is it?
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I see this listed in different places as "DVD-A" and "DTS DVD" and "96/24".

So what is it?

You don't trust the specs on the product page at Rhino?
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I see this listed in different places as "DVD-A" and "DTS DVD" and "96/24".

So what is it?

It's DVD-A, with DTS 24/96 and Dolby 48khz (dont know the bitrate).

Just finished listening to the disc. I'm really impressed with this mix.

Good job from the guys at Rhino, I think Tom Dowd would approve.

The DTS mix has more snap, more punch to it, definetly more bass, maybe due to the higher bit/sample rate. I perfer it over the Dolby tracks.

Think I'll listen to it again.
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It's DVD-A, with DTS 24/96 and Dolby 48khz (dont know the bitrate).

Just finished listening to the disc. I'm really impressed with this mix.

Good job from the guys at Rhino, I think Tom Dowd would approve.

The DTS mix has more snap, more punch to it, definetly more bass, maybe due to the higher bit/sample rate. I perfer it over the Dolby tracks.

Think I'll listen to it again.

Um, well it's not DVD-A if the best it offers is DTS, hence my question. DTS 96/24 is certainly a step up but still not DVD-A. Rhino isn't calling it DVD-A, (nor does it carry a DVD-Audio logo), but some reviewers are so I'm still confused. I'll have a copy in a week or 2 so I'll guess I'll find out. Sounds like it is in fact "DTS 96/24" so folks should be aware than unless they have that decoder they will get only standard DTS core.

There's also no mention at Rhino of any re-mastering or a new A-D transfer for that matter.
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Um, well it's not DVD-A if the best it offers is DTS, hence my question. DTS 96/24 is certainly a step up but still not DVD-A. Rhino isn't calling it DVD-A, (nor does it carry a DVD-Audio logo), but some reviewers are so I'm still confused. I'll have a copy in a week or 2 so I'll guess I'll find out. Sounds like it is in fact "DTS 96/24" so folks should be aware than unless they have that decoder they will get only standard DTS core.

There's also no mention at Rhino of any re-mastering or a new A-D transfer for that matter.

You're correct, my bad. There is no DVD-A logo on the disc, no MLP tracks.

Don't know if it was remasterd or not, maybe the Quadraphonic forum has more details.
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Uh, guys, it's Quadio.

And it's Quad-tastic!

http://www.rhino.com/global/what-quad

What I can afford, when I can afford it...
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Got mine today. My reaction is mixed. It's DTS 96/24 4.0 with a bitrate of 1.5M.
AQ is pretty good over-all, may be the best we'll ever get of these old masters. That said: The DD track is heavily compressed (DRC) and not worth listening to.
The so-called quad mix is actually just some good old fashioned reverb for the most part with a little matrixing thrown in. This is processed stereo - to - 4-ch, not the real deal. Still not unpleasant to listen to and after all, it is Aretha.
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Got mine today. My reaction is mixed. It's DTS 96/24 4.0 with a bitrate of 1.5M.
AQ is pretty good over-all, may be the best we'll ever get of these old masters.


Still not unpleasant to listen to and after all, it is Aretha.

You hit the nail on the head twice!

This stuff was recorded a long time ago, and we're lucky to get a second shot at any of it. As the kids say, "It is what it is," and it isn't going to be anything more.

And yes, that is Aretha's voice in its full power with the ebullience of unfettered youth.

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You hit the nail on the head twice!

This stuff was recorded a long time ago, and we're lucky to get a second shot at any of it. As the kids say, "It is what it is," and it isn't going to be anything more.

And yes, that is Aretha's voice in its full power with the ebullience of unfettered youth.

I actually prefer her singing in her middle years. I would have loved to have had a 2-ch 24/96 LPCM option on this disc. Most AVRs have a number of DSP modes that will beat the quad reverb effect all to hell.

As long as I'm wishing, how about the entire Aretha discography remastered for 24/96? Sure, it could happen.
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