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post #8071 of 9833
Just purchased the DSD 32112_5CH_1 BIT Multi-channel Download from Channel Classics of 32112 Rite of Spring, Firebird Suite, Scherzo à la Russe, Tango, Fischer, Ivan - conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Stravinsky. Hoping to enjoy this new DSD MCH Audio on my Oppo BD-105. Kal Rubinson has turned me into a "Music in the Round" follower.

post #8072 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I know I should have bought that Deadwing DVD-A at $4496.44 as the price is now $9,998.34 wink.gif. It must be the "solid gold" limited edition copy biggrin.gif.

Bill



Yes you could have bought two before for the same price biggrin.gif
post #8073 of 9833
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Yes you could have bought two before for the same price biggrin.gif

Both of them are totally absurd prices. How dumb (and angry) would a person be if they bought that the day before they announced a re-press or, even more delicious, a remix?

Jeff
post #8074 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Both of them are totally absurd prices. How dumb (and angry) would a person be if they bought that the day before they announced a re-press or, even more delicious, a remix?

Jeff

I agree. I wonder why people list items such as this at absolutely insane prices. I guess the seller figured the price of $4496.44 wasn't working so he doubled the price rolleyes.gif.

Just bought:

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto APO SACD

Bill
post #8075 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I agree. I wonder why people list items such as this at absolutely insane prices. I guess the seller figured the price of $4496.44 wasn't working so he doubled the price rolleyes.gif.

Just bought:

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto APO SACD

Bill

It only takes one. biggrin.gif
post #8076 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Both of them are totally absurd prices. How dumb (and angry) would a person be if they bought that the day before they announced a re-press or, even more delicious, a remix?

Jeff

Um... Let's see... About as dumb as they'd be if it was never re-released.
post #8077 of 9833
Sometimes I think those prices might be errors due to overseas vendors who miscalculate exchange rates or get the exchange rates reversed somehow.
post #8078 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Sometimes I think those prices might be errors due to overseas vendors who miscalculate exchange rates or get the exchange rates reversed somehow.

Amazon shows the seller as being from Georgia, USA. I can't believe it but the price is now up to $16,966.17 eek.gif!

Bill
post #8079 of 9833
Well, you know what they say about them jaawja rednecks.wink.gif
post #8080 of 9833
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Originally Posted by HomerJau View Post

I found the following quote in a few posts on other websites:

According to Steven Wilson there is a deluxe edition of "In Absentia" on the way that will be a CD/blu-ray set.

"Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia turned 10 years old last year. It’s 11 years old this year. We’ll reissue that as a special edition with a Blu-ray disc featuring the video material we have. There were a lot of other tracks recorded during those sessions that didn’t make the album, like “Meantime,” “Drown with Me,” “Chloroform,” “Futile,” and “Orchidia.” We’re going to bring all of those together, perhaps along with some instrumental versions and demo versions. It’ll be an all-singing, all-dancing experience."


On Quadraphoniquad.com Steven Wilson is quoted as answering this question:

Question 4: What are your thoughts on Elliott Scheiner's surround mixes for IA and DW? If you were mixing them today what would you do different, and do you have any eventual plans of re-mixing and re-releasing them with your own surround mix?

SW: I actually haven't heard them since he did them, but it was the experience of sitting there while he did them that turned me on to the idea of getting into that world myself. It would be interesting to approach them again now and see how I might do them differently (if at all). We definitely need to reissue the IA and DW albums, not just in 5.1 but also with new stereo masters (both albums were originally done at the peak of the loudness wars era).


Link to Porcupine Tree releases Dynamic Range data:
http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/index.php?search_artist=Porcupine%20Tree

You guys have my curiosity piqued and I thought I owned the Deadwing DVDA so I went and looked. Sure enough, bought it for $18 new in Feb 2011. I listened to it one time and put it away. I did not listen to the DTS layer so I will now go back and listen to the DTS layer due to your post with links about the DR on this one.
post #8081 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Amazon shows the seller as being from Georgia, USA. I can't believe it but the price is now up to $16,966.17 eek.gif!

Bill

Bill,

When I click on your link I see it's up to 28,741.80,
post #8082 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Um... Let's see... About as dumb as they'd be if it was never re-released.

Heyyyy! {rimshot}
post #8083 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

You guys have my curiosity piqued and I thought I owned the Deadwing DVDA so I went and looked. Sure enough, bought it for $18 new in Feb 2011. I listened to it one time and put it away. I did not listen to the DTS layer so I will now go back and listen to the DTS layer due to your post with links about the DR on this one.

It's not 24/96 5.1 MLP?? "Just" DTS? Hopefully, that would be "corrected" in a reissue.
post #8084 of 9833
^^

Jeff,

Back cover shows 3 layers: 24/48 5.1 DVDA (MLP), 24/48 5.1 DTS, and 24/48 2 ch PCM

9 tracks + 3 bonus tracks

LAVA 69286-01130-9-1

It has been over 2 years since I listened to it so I don't remember what it was that I didn't like about it but I will try to listen to all three layers today or tomorrow.

Will
post #8085 of 9833
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Originally Posted by glangford View Post

Bill,

When I click on your link I see it's up to 28,741.80,

It's almost $40K now. Must be a glitch somewhere.
post #8086 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^

Jeff,

Back cover shows 3 layers: 24/48 5.1 DVDA (MLP), 24/48 5.1 DTS, and 24/48 2 ch PCM

9 tracks + 3 bonus tracks

LAVA 69286-01130-9-1

It has been over 2 years since I listened to it so I don't remember what it was that I didn't like about it but I will try to listen to all three layers today or tomorrow.

Will

That'd be great if you could do that and post any comments re the MLP vs. the DTS.

Jeff
post #8087 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

It's almost $40K now. Must be a glitch somewhere.

HAH! What a clever way to get someone to spring for the $156!

I emailed them.
post #8088 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

HAH! What a clever way to get someone to spring for the $156!

I emailed them.

Is it in your cart biggrin.gif?

Bill
post #8089 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

Is it in your cart biggrin.gif?

Bill

Not bloody likely. smile.gif

I was kind and ask them what's up with the price and not something like WTF's up with their price.

Jeff
post #8090 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Not bloody likely. smile.gif

I was kind and ask them what's up with the price and not something like WTF's up with their price.

Jeff

I'd be curious to hear the sellers response to your question wink.gif.

Bill
post #8091 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

That'd be great if you could do that and post any comments re the MLP vs. the DTS.

Jeff

Jeff,

I had a chance to give the Deadwing disc a spin.

Overall, it makes excellent use of the surrounds, the surrounds are blended well and it is very detailed. However, IMO it is a tad on the bright side for my ears. On the quiet or more mellow tracks, it sounds very good to excellent but on the louder passages, it gets a bit on the shrill side which forces me to turn the volume down and that is the opposite of what I want to do with some of these songs.

I listened to both the DTS and MLP layers and the MLP layer sounds, on the whole, better but I still found the same shrillness throughout but maybe not quite as much. I could listen to the MLP layer at a higher volume. The song LAZARUS, which I like very much, was very good but it is one of the more mellow tracks; The same with MELLOTRON SCRATCH. OPEN CAR begs to be played REALLY loud but I just wasn't able to get it anywhere near where I wanted without it bothering me.

It was worth the $18 I paid but I wouldn't pay the prices advertised for even the used ones right now.

Will
post #8092 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I'd be curious to hear the sellers response to your question wink.gif.

Bill

I don't expect a reply, but I will certainly post if I do.
post #8093 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Jeff,

I had a chance to give the Deadwing disc a spin.

Overall, it makes excellent use of the surrounds, the surrounds are blended well and it is very detailed. However, IMO it is a tad on the bright side for my ears. On the quiet or more mellow tracks, it sounds very good to excellent but on the louder passages, it gets a bit on the shrill side which forces me to turn the volume down and that is the opposite of what I want to do with some of these songs.

I listened to both the DTS and MLP layers and the MLP layer sounds, on the whole, better but I still found the same shrillness throughout but maybe not quite as much. I could listen to the MLP layer at a higher volume. The song LAZARUS, which I like very much, was very good but it is one of the more mellow tracks; The same with MELLOTRON SCRATCH. OPEN CAR begs to be played REALLY loud but I just wasn't able to get it anywhere near where I wanted without it bothering me.

It was worth the $18 I paid but I wouldn't pay the prices advertised for even the used ones right now.

Will

Odd. Do you have that shrillness with anything else?

Jeff
post #8094 of 9833
Just the ones I don't listen to much.smile.gif
post #8095 of 9833
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I'd be curious to hear the sellers response to your question wink.gif.

Bill

Seems plausible....

"Good Morning Mr. Horn:

Thank you for the e-mail. The price listed is due to an inventory data entry error, which we are currently correcting. Thank you again.

M and N Media"

Jeff
post #8096 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Just the ones I don't listen to much.smile.gif

Refresh my memory, are you using Audyssey?

Jeff
post #8097 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Refresh my memory, are you using Audyssey?

Jeff

Yes - Denon AVP A1HDCI pre/pro upgraded with XT32 with 5 separate Parasound outboard amps, Opp -103 via HDMI.

I am very picky about my music when I want to "listen" in the same room. Also, what sounds shrill or harsh to me may not sound that way to others. Bear in mind that I am not a professional music critic either so what sounds a certain way to me may not be what someone else would describe in the same manner. All I know is what I like and what I don't and at almost 58 years old, I find that the field of what I like is narrower and narrower.biggrin.gif
Edited by WillyJ - 7/7/13 at 12:52pm
post #8098 of 9833
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

Yes - Denon AVP A1HDCI pre/pro upgraded with XT32 with 5 separate Parasound outboard amps, Opp -103 via HDMI.

I am very picky about my music when I want to "listen" in the same room. ALso, what sounds shrill or harsh to me may not sound that way to others. Bear in mind that I am not a professional music critic either so what sounds a certain way to me may not be what someone else would describe in the same manner. All I know is what I like and what I don't and at almost 58 years old, I find that the field of what I like is narrower and narrower.biggrin.gif

Shrill/harsh is not normal, especially for something so well recorded/mixed as the SW stuff. So I have been trying to understand why you might be perceiving it that way. I have had systems with certain combinations of components that leaned toward "bright." When "fed" content that had a certain response curve, the sound went over the edge into, well ... edginess.

BTW, just turned 63 a few days ago, so "picky" needs no explanation.

Hey, maybe you should send me Deadwing and I can "check" it for you! wink.gif

Jeff
post #8099 of 9833
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Shrill/harsh is not normal, especially for something so well recorded/mixed as the SW stuff. So I have been trying to understand why you might be perceiving it that way. I have had systems with certain combinations of components that leaned toward "bright." When "fed" content that had a certain response curve, the sound went over the edge into, well ... edginess.

The Deadwing DVDA that I am referring to was mixed by Elliott Scheiner but your point is a valid one whether it was mixed by ES or SW as they are both great. However, see this that HomerJau posted the other day. And visit the dr-loudness link shown in the post too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HomerJau View Post

I found the following quote in a few posts on other websites:

According to Steven Wilson there is a deluxe edition of "In Absentia" on the way that will be a CD/blu-ray set.

"Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia turned 10 years old last year. It’s 11 years old this year. We’ll reissue that as a special edition with a Blu-ray disc featuring the video material we have. There were a lot of other tracks recorded during those sessions that didn’t make the album, like “Meantime,” “Drown with Me,” “Chloroform,” “Futile,” and “Orchidia.” We’re going to bring all of those together, perhaps along with some instrumental versions and demo versions. It’ll be an all-singing, all-dancing experience."


On Quadraphoniquad.com Steven Wilson is quoted as answering this question:

Question 4: What are your thoughts on Elliott Scheiner's surround mixes for IA and DW? If you were mixing them today what would you do different, and do you have any eventual plans of re-mixing and re-releasing them with your own surround mix?

SW: I actually haven't heard them since he did them, but it was the experience of sitting there while he did them that turned me on to the idea of getting into that world myself. It would be interesting to approach them again now and see how I might do them differently (if at all). We definitely need to reissue the IA and DW albums, not just in 5.1 but also with new stereo masters (both albums were originally done at the peak of the loudness wars era).


Link to Porcupine Tree releases Dynamic Range data:
http://www.dr.loudness-war.info/index.php?search_artist=Porcupine%20Tree

Again, I am no expert but I found the DW DVDA to be a little harsh on the ears in spots which may or may not be due to the DR Loudness Wars referenced. It is one of the few DVDA that I did not rip to flac and I have many, many DVDA's. Normally I will rip to flac if there is the slightest chance I will want to listen to it in a critical listening session in the future.

Perhaps someone else that has the disc can post their findings for comparison.

Will
post #8100 of 9833
Just bought:

Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul MFSL SACD

Bill
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