Join Date: Jul 2002
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I am first and foremost a sound quality guy. That doesn't mean I ignore "art" but a flat, bassless but ... oh I don't know ... "creative" 4.0 mix will still leave me flat every time. Quad mixes from the day, aside from being gimmicky by today's standard, imply the SQ is from that day's technology, whereas a 5.1 mix confers today's quality onto the best available recording of any analog recording, i.e. the multichannel master. Now, some of them ... ahem Tarkus ... are still worthless IMO. I listened to my ELP/ELP and ELP/Tarkus DVD-A titles ONE time before putting them back on the rack. All of the quality there was to wring out of the MCH masters happened when the new remixed stereo was put onto CD, with zilch gained by putting that new stereo mix onto DVD-A. Mostly, though, every old title I have heard remixed (even if to stereo) has benefited from today's lossless digital tech.
But different strokes ...
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