Cream Live at Royal Albert Hall Blu-Ray - anyone else find the surround mix gimmicky

Discussion in 'Musical Goodness' started by DS-21, May 3, 2012.

  1. DS-21 Full Audioholic

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    Overall, this is a great performance (though I wish they had played "Strange Brew") and quite well-captured.

    However, the surround mix is just gimmicky. "Toad" is unlistenable in DTS Master HD, because the surround engineers thought it would be a good idea to swirl Ginger Baker's drums through all five channels, rather than giving us a high-fidelity mix of drums on the stage with ambience around.

    I actually prefer the disk in 2-channel with DPL2 to matrix it out to 5-channel. It's just more convincing that way.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be sure to avoid this one.
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  3. djreef Audioholic Chief

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    ...or just listen in 2 channel.

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