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Got my copy of "A Farewell To Kings" BD. I did listen to it once and I must say I'm not too crazy about the mix. It's kind of uneven. On Xanadu the vocals are buried, yet on Closer to the Heart it's in your face. Also the title track has a horrible tape hiss at the beginning, neither the 2ch track or the CD copy I have have this problem. Clearly the MCH track used a different take or source. Also they used a bit too much echo on the guitars IMO to create a large artificial "hall" effect. Also the Dolby THD track is about 5db louder than the DTS HD MA one, clearly the dialnorm value is different, once they matched there is no difference among them, nor it should be.
I also sampled the 2ch HR track and compared it to my CD, and I can't tell any difference however this was really just a quick comparison. Using my headphones usually gives me a better chance to hear any differences and I haven't done it yet. Be back later....
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