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post #6391 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Jeff - I am pretty sure there is a hi res 5.1 lossless mix on disc 2. Can't imagine SW producing this without that mix. Probably not a good description on the AMAZON store site.
See the official release description here: Jethro Tull
Also, I would be a little leery about buying one right now - see the note at the top of JT website about defective discs.

Could be lossless on TAAB 2, but that's not TAAB, the original remixed. I am always suspicious. I'd bet the farm that they remixed in the highest quality possible, yet went lossy on the release. Makes me suspect that they will double- (triple-?) dip and release lossless down the road.
post #6392 of 9851
^^
Just amended my post..........You are right. Only 5.1 DD and DTS, 24/96 stereo on TAAB. Reviews are not so good, no lossless 5.1, and QC issues....ugh.
post #6393 of 9851
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I graduated in '77, and listened to ELP, Yes, Genesis, and Zeppelin all through high school myself. I really like the Steven Wilson surround treatment, which is more involved that just adding surround ambience to an existing recording. He really remixes/redirects very specific elements to surround the listener with a full experience. I have this, and the Thick as a Brick Wilson surround mix. From that I have now become a Porcupine Tree fan and have just started catching up on that project by Steve Wilson.

I take it for those discussing the new ELP DVD-A you have not been reading this thread

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406649/elp-in-5-1-1st-2-albums-in-july-in-uk
post #6394 of 9851
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Originally Posted by lchiu7 View Post

I take it for those discussing the new ELP DVD-A you have not been reading this thread
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406649/elp-in-5-1-1st-2-albums-in-july-in-uk

Very familiar with that thread, and now with Steve Wilson's work. A class act.
post #6395 of 9851
Anybody know about any Black Friday hi res deals they can pass along?
post #6396 of 9851
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Anybody know about any Black Friday hi res deals they can pass along?

Uh oh..this could be trouble! cool.gif
post #6397 of 9851
Got my eye on the Beatles vinyl box set but there is always room for a few hi res too.
post #6398 of 9851
For those that are interested, AIX Records is having a buy 2 get 1 free special:

http://www.aixrecords.com/specials.html
post #6399 of 9851
Acoustic Sounds is having an SACD blowout sale (their words, not mine). Some are available at 5$. I scored a good stack of classical music from them during an earlier such sale (averaged about 7$/disc with shipping). Just a thought.
post #6400 of 9851
I went to their site and there is no sign of a sale.
post #6401 of 9851
If anyone is interested, I just got the ELP DVD-A's (Tarkus and self titled). The DVD-A is disc 3 and both contain separate MLP layers in MCH and Stereo and both are 24/48K -- There is no higher resolution. I listened to the self titled disc last night and it sounds good - nice use of the the surround speakers. To me, bits are more important than sample frequency but a 24/96 mch and 24/192 stereo like most other DVD-A's would have made sense if they were going to all the trouble - not sure why they limited to 48K. Small nit to pick though - it does sound good. And at the price paid, an excellent bargain.
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Originally Posted by Webbj View Post

For those that are interested, AIX Records is having a buy 2 get 1 free special:
http://www.aixrecords.com/specials.html

Thanks for that link.
post #6403 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

If anyone is interested, I just got the ELP DVD-A's (Tarkus and self titled). The DVD-A is disc 3 and both contain separate MLP layers in MCH and Stereo and both are 24/48K -- There is no higher resolution. I listened to the self titled disc last night and it sounds good - nice use of the the surround speakers. To me, bits are more important than sample frequency but a 24/96 mch and 24/192 stereo like most other DVD-A's would have made sense if they were going to all the trouble - not sure why they limited to 48K. Small nit to pick though - it does sound good. And at the price paid, an excellent bargain.

I have to wonder what, if any, improvement there is in MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) from 48KHz sampling rate to a higher one? Plus, there is a lot of research "out there" that explains why higher sampling rates do not improve originally analog content.

I have ELP on order and was just listening to Tarkus. That is on my PC 5.1 system, and I have yet to fire up the main system with it, but it sounds great so far.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by Theresa View Post

I went to their site and there is no sign of a sale.

Try here. http://store.acousticsounds.com/s/349
post #6405 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I have to wonder what, if any, improvement there is in MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) from 48KHz sampling rate to a higher one? Plus, there is a lot of research "out there" that explains why higher sampling rates do not improve originally analog content.
I have ELP on order and was just listening to Tarkus. That is on my PC 5.1 system, and I have yet to fire up the main system with it, but it sounds great so far.
Jeff

Maybe Mr. Wilson has determined there is little to no difference. It makes sense commercially since the file size is much smaller (mixing time, saving time, download time, disc space, storage space, etc..) but there are a slew of existing DVD-A's out there and downloads with the "standard" of 24/96 for mch and 24/192 for stereo. This all could be fruit for a new thread.wink.gif I have the Beatles catalog that I bought a few years ago that came out on USB and those are all 24/44.1 -- They sound pretty good but I prefer the vinyl (Parlophone). I have not compared the recent BluRays of some of the Beatles in DTS HD MA yet.

I am not a huge ELP fan but the songs I do like, I like a lot (Lucky Man). Kind of like the Moody Blues - I like some but have trouble listening to an entire album side. I'll probably rip a few songs from these discs and add them to my server for streaming.
post #6406 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Kind of like the Moody Blues - I like some but have trouble listening to an entire album side.

There are some "workarounds" for that. smile.gif
post #6407 of 9851
^^

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post #6408 of 9851
This one should be out soon.

Steppenwolf
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Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving smile.gif! Go Pats biggrin.gif!

Bill
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Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving smile.gif! Go Pats biggrin.gif!
Bill
You too - but not the Go Pats part.smile.gif
post #6411 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Have you listened to that title yet? I purchased it some time ago but haven't played it yet. ... i have way too many like that ... redface.gif

Yes...moving and recommended. When listening to classical music, I can at times get board with the material...not with this one. Give it a spin...surrounds used judiciously for good balance.

Happy Thanksgiving all!
post #6412 of 9851
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving smile.gif! Go Pats biggrin.gif!
Bill


Thanks Bud you and you're Family enjoy yourselves, and yeah Go Pats...Not a Jet fan wink.gif


Dan
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Everyone have a safe and happy Thanksgiving

+1
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post #6415 of 9851
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

It Might Get Loud [Blu-ray] (2009) $6.99

Thanks Will purchased it that and a few others eek.gif

Dan
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

It Might Get Loud [Blu-ray] (2009) $6.99

Have this recorded off directv. How is the BLU-ray?
post #6417 of 9851
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Have this recorded off directv. How is the BLU-ray?

Just ordered it yesterday - will let you know next week. I buy these BR's primarily for the DTS HD MA soundtracks. I bought Tom Petty's Damn The Torpedoes BR a couple of years ago and have been hooked on the sound quality of DTS HD MA ever since.

Just wish I could figure out a way to get them to flac for streaming............. I am still trippin' the shiny disc fantastic for BR. If anyone has any ideas, please PM me.cool.gif

Will
post #6418 of 9851
I received, but haven't had time to listen yet, ELP / ELP. I expect that that this title will provide a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the advantage of remixing an old analog title. It contains the original stereo mixes on CD, NEW 2102 stereo REMIXES on CD and those same stereo mixes on DVD-Audio. The only variation missing is the original stereo mixes (simply) remastered. But I think the first two I mentioned above will be very revealing. Headed to buy Tarkus as well. That's a one year newer recording and I am interested in hearing if there is any improvement because of that.

Jeff
post #6419 of 9851
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I received, but haven't had time to listen yet, ELP / ELP. I expect that that this title will provide a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the advantage of remixing an old analog title. It contains the original stereo mixes on CD, NEW 2102 stereo REMIXES on CD and those same stereo mixes on DVD-Audio. The only variation missing is the original stereo mixes (simply) remastered. But I think the first two I mentioned above will be very revealing. Headed to buy Tarkus as well. That's a one year newer recording and I am interested in hearing if there is any improvement because of that.
Jeff

I think you'll like it Jeff. I've only listened to the surround mixes a couple times through, but so far I'm enjoying Steve Wilson's take on the surround.
post #6420 of 9851
I purchased the HD tracks 24/96 download of Vince Guarardi's holiday jazz album. (Charlie Brown Music) It's quite good. I've never listened to all those tunes all the way through.
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