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post #61 of 119
My Blu ray of Nonsuch shipped out from Amazon UK on 11/2. Should be getting it this week.
post #62 of 119
Just received my CD/Blu-ray disc's from Amazon...
post #63 of 119
My CTE has dispatched from Amazon UK. Yipeee!
post #64 of 119
Mine shipped from AMAZON.UK yesterday..........kind of nice because they reduced the price by a little over $4 due to their price guarantee.
post #65 of 119
I received my BD from Burning Shed yesterday. Even though it's across the pond, and perhaps a little more expensive than other sources, their customer service is superb and I always get prompt delivery.

CTTE in 5.1 sounds great on first listen. I need to spend a lot more time with it, including the stereo mixes and all the extras, but I am extremely happy to finally have this recording in glorious surround sound.
post #66 of 119
Thread Starter 
Where's JimWinVA?
He should be ecstatic that CTTE has started shipping.
post #67 of 119
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Where's JimWinVA?
He should be ecstatic that CTTE has started shipping.
He might of got over excited while playing it, feinted and hit his head on one of his surround sound speakers eek.gif
post #68 of 119
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

He might of got over excited while playing it, feinted and hit his head on one of his surround sound speakers eek.gif
Or he got his copy and took the month off.
As I usually do I ordered from Amazon UK, I'm guessing next Tuesday for delivery.
Edited by Milt99 - 11/14/13 at 7:25pm
post #69 of 119
The CTTE Blu-ray arrived today and I played a few minutes of the 5.1 mix then I had to head to work. The little I heard was impressive but I should have a few hours tomorrow to give it a good listen.

Bill
post #70 of 119
CTTE BD, 5.1 DTS-HD..... Wow, just wow!! It was too much to grasp at first listen. Too many new sounds that were previously buried away. I may have to go to the 2-channel remix and then ease my way back to the surround sound version. Steven Wilson is a freaking genius!
post #71 of 119
Thread Starter 
Nil, do you by any chance have the AF SACD of CTTE?
I tried to cram more acronyms into my post but couldn't smile.gif
post #72 of 119
I do have the AF SACD, and it is quite good and a step up from the previous CD. However, comparing it to the Steven Wilson surround sound mix is tcomparing apples to oranges. Even his stereo mix is superior to the Steve Hoffman mix. This, IMO, is truly the definitive version of this classic album.tt
post #73 of 119
I still prefer the AF SACD. When I listen to the Steven Wilson mix, there are moments when I say 'Now, that's a new detail that does not come through in the original stereo mix' but the Hoffman remaster sounds much much more musical to me. Although the new SW remix has great drums and keyboards, the AF sacd has more punch and overall excitement. Maybe, it's because I don't like the guitar sounds including the bass guitar on the remix. Although it is the same music, we are still talking about apples and oranges because of the different mix and different encoding. I like all of SW's surround mixes but when it comes to CTTE, my go-to version is still the sacd. But I did not regret buying the SW remix.
post #74 of 119
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
post #75 of 119
I got mine last Thursday. Great mixing and mastering. Worth the cash. The Blu-ray disc played just fine on my two year old Sony BDP-S380. I wish more catalogs were released this way with a CD for ripping and casula playback and a 2.0/5.0 BD for sitting in the living room and working out the surround rig.
post #76 of 119
I've listened to the CTTE 5.1 mix of the Blu-ray several times and I have to admit I'm not blown away by it. My first version of CTTE was the AF SACD and I enjoy listening to it. I think maybe I'm just not a fan of this album. I'm going to give it another listen tomorrow to see if it will grow on me.

Bill
post #77 of 119
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

My first version of CTTE was the AF SACD and I enjoy listening to it. I think maybe I'm just not a fan of this album...
Hi Bill,

Does the Audio Fidelity SACD version of CTTE offer a multi-channel mix or is it stereo only?


Cheers
post #78 of 119
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

Hi Bill,

Does the Audio Fidelity SACD version of CTTE offer a multi-channel mix or is it stereo only?


Cheers

Hi SMD,

The AF SACD is stereo only.

Bill
post #79 of 119
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Hi SMD,

The AF SACD is stereo only.

Bill
In your opinion, how well do the stereo SACD and Blu-ray 'original' 192/24 LPCM and '2013' 96/24 LPCM mixes compare?
post #80 of 119
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

In your opinion, how well do the stereo SACD and Blu-ray 'original' 192/24 LPCM and '2013' 96/24 LPCM mixes compare?

I've only listened to the 5.1 mix so I really can't say as far as how the Blu-ray's stereo mixes compare to the AF SACD. Here is a huge thread (pt.2) over at the Steve Hoffman forum discussing the CTTE Blu-ray and DVD-A releases. If you start at the end of the thread and work your way back you will see many thoughts on how the AF SACD compares to the Blu-ray and DVD-A.

Bill
post #81 of 119
Thanks Bill
post #82 of 119
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

CTTE BD, 5.1 DTS-HD..... Wow, just wow!! It was too much to grasp at first listen. Too many new sounds that were previously buried away. I may have to go to the 2-channel remix and then ease my way back to the surround sound version. Steven Wilson is a freaking genius!

Having listened to the 5.1 mix now about a half a dozen times, I have to agree. I've probably heard CTTE several hundred times since its original release, and by comparison there are instruments and sounds that were buried in every stereo version I have, and they are quite numerous, including the AF SACD. I still very much like this album in stereo, and I need more time to compare the stereo mixes with previous versions, but as a fan of surround sound in general, and this album in particular for 40 years, I've been very pleased with the surround mix on this release.
post #83 of 119
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Originally Posted by scolumbo View Post

Having listened to the 5.1 mix now about a half a dozen times, I have to agree. I've probably heard CTTE several hundred times since its original release, and by comparison there are instruments and sounds that were buried in every stereo version I have, and they are quite numerous, including the AF SACD. I still very much like this album in stereo, and I need more time to compare the stereo mixes with previous versions, but as a fan of surround sound in general, and this album in particular for 40 years, I've been very pleased with the surround mix on this release.

I have found this "experience" to be true when hearing new 5.1 mixes of albums that we've heard in stereo for decades. Wish You Were Here is a great example. At first, I was put off by how foreign it sounded, as I couldn't simply "relax" and listen to it as I'd done countless times. Upon a few more sessions, I found that I could hear instruments, voices, and effects that had clearly been submerged in the stereo mix. Then, musical enjoyment returned as the analytical "shock" subsided. Now, it's hard to go back to the old mix.... it seems that something has been taken away (that we originally didn't know was there!).

Lee
post #84 of 119
Finally got my copy yesterday and listened to the 5.1 last night. Simply awesome! I just love, love, love "And You and I". Perfection in every aspect. I usually space out somewhere in the middle of CTTE, but this time it totally held my attention.

Anyone who enjoys Yes, and has a decent 5.1 system will thoroughly enjoy this album.
post #85 of 119
post #86 of 119
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Agree 100 percent. Love it too. Well done.
post #87 of 119
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Originally Posted by weekendtoy View Post

Is the Blu-Ray on Amazon the new SW mixed album?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EG0MVMA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Yes it is. If you look down at the first review it mentions Steven Wilson.

Bill
post #88 of 119
Finally got an email from Amazon that my DVD-A will arrive between the 5th and 10th of December. Ordered it back in September, hope I'm not disappointed. Have been looking forward to this release since I got in to 5.1 MC.
post #89 of 119
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Originally Posted by jcoin View Post

Finally got an email from Amazon that my DVD-A will arrive between the 5th and 10th of December. Ordered it back in September, hope I'm not disappointed. Have been looking forward to this release since I got in to 5.1 MC.
Don't forget to check Amazon.co.uk for things like this. CTTE DVD-A was $2 cheaper than Amazon and you would have had it a week or so ago.

larry
post #90 of 119
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Originally Posted by weekendtoy View Post

Is the Blu-Ray on Amazon the new SW mixed album?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EG0MVMA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Yes, it is indeed the new SW mix. This is the exact product I purchased.

And it sounds lovely.

shinksma
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