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Old 10-18-2007   #11
David DelGrosso
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Default Re: Dark Side of The Moon - the best in surround - sounds worse than CD in stereo

Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
i only have the verion in the black box set. Which "version" is that? is it remastered or is there a re-re-re-mastered one?
FYI... the re-re-re-mastered version is a Hybrid SACD.

Per the folks at SACD:

The Super Audio CD (SACD) features two disc layers. One layer contains a standard version of the album that works on any CD player. The other layer includes high-resolution stereo and a 5.1 surround version of the recording that works on SACD-compatible DVD players and home theater systems. Both layers employ SACD's Direct Stream Digital (DSD) encoding process that samples the music 64 times faster than CD for unprecedented fidelity.

That said... this new 5.1 Surround mix was created by James Guthrie, and is VERY entertaining to anyone who loves this album.

The Stereo mix sounds a bit too "bright and harsh" on SOME people's systems... which MIGHT be related to the D-to-A conversion circuitry that varies from one player to another.

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