More 5.1 Yes would be exciting indeed.
As for comparing various versions of CttE, some might be interested in this -- EQ difference
profiles of the Audio Fidelity version (CD layer) and the 96/24 HD tracks version (converted to 44/16 so the FFT windowing works the same for all) , versus a 'reference' , which is the original Atlantic CD version, mastered by Barry Diament years ago.
This log-scale graph happens to be of 'Siberian Khatru'. The frequency analysis data were generated in Audition 1.0, using a Blackmann-Harris FFT window of 4096. The 'reference' would be the x-axis (y=0), and the two sets of L/R curves show the versions' EQ differences in dB versus the reference, along that axis. There was no attempt to match levels. NB the resolution of this FR analysis at bass frequencies is lower than at mid and treble (fewer sample points as frequency decreases ) which is why the curves look more angular less detailed (and less accurate) in the low bass. I cut the curves off at 20 Hz and 20 kHz.
Again, these are not the EQ profiles of the remasters -- these are EQ *difference* profiles, compared to the '0' reference. Basically what it means is that if you wanted one of the two remastered versions of this track to sound like the reference, you would adjust the EQ based on this graph, to bring the difference curves for that remaster down to '0'. Conversely if you want Barry Diament's version to sound more like the AF version, you would adjust the EQ according to the AF curves shown here (e.g., boost in low bass, dip at 200Hz, +3dB bump at 3kHz, etc)Edited by krabapple - 3/19/13 at 8:05am