Thanks kokishinMy understanding is that the 5.1 surround mix on the DVD-A and the SACD are the same Elliot Scheiner mix. However, the SACD stereo mix by Steve Hoffman is supposed to be better than whoever did the stereo mix on the DVD-audio.
Thanks RedOn the upside, if you decide to keep America, it’s only stereo but sounds pretty good. Homecoming appears to be running around $80-$90. Personally, I only like 3 or so songs on this one and as great as it sounds I’d likely pass at that price. To each his own though. AF had a run on a bunch of these multi channel discs a few years ago, as I recall I bought about 8 of them over like 6 months. Most were limited runs, so supply/demand isn’t your friend for some at this point.
Listening to now from AF.... Jeff Beck Group on SACD in 4.0
Thanks! You're the first one to actually check the sub output. I appreciate that. It's been a while since I had this disc out and I think it's in a box now, but I'll dig for it and check again. Vocalion just has one Mancini/Severinson SACD right? It's very strange because I have the CD on this and it sounds much fuller and clearer than the SACD. It's that rich and sparkling late 50s/early 60s RCA Living Stereo kind of sound and the SACD has almost nothing below 80Hz- just a tiny bit right at the edge of the crossover. I'm using an Oppo BD-103D to play it on and my crossover is at 80Hz. I don't have any other SACD players right now, so I hope it isn't a problem with the deck. In any case, only Vocalion discs seem to have the problem. Every other SACD I play is fine.I did, and on the first track I could definitely hear and see my Rythmik subwoofer working.
It would be helpful if you listed all the Dutton Vocalion surround SACDs that you claim have no sub output. You've made this claim numerous times but I've yet to see an exact list of all the titles. By exact I mean the artist, title and DV product number. If you do that then those here in this thread can test the SACDs that you claim have this issue. If no one here on AVS have any of the listed SACDs I'll gladly post over at the QQ forum and see who does. Then we can put this issue to rest whether it's an issue with your system or the SACDs.In any case, only Vocalion discs seem to have the problem.