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Anyone got this, would love to see the DR, if it is like the original CD it will be about 12

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Not in the mood today to plunk down USD 25 for a high-res download whose provenance is completely unknown and undocumented (as far as I can tell).

 

Maybe tomorrow. I am a huge Crowded House fan.

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Not great.

This is the 192Khz HDTracks.

 

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Analyzed: Crowded House / Crowded House

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR8 -1.03 dB -10.75 dB 3:14 01-Mean To Me

DR8 -0.83 dB -10.54 dB 3:08 02-World Where You Live

DR8 -1.38 dB -10.66 dB 4:07 03-Now We're Getting Somewhere

DR8 -1.27 dB -11.07 dB 3:59 04-Don't Dream It's Over

DR8 -0.47 dB -10.98 dB 3:35 05-Love You 'Til The Day I Die

DR7 -0.77 dB -10.00 dB 2:54 06-Something So Strong

DR8 -0.85 dB -11.70 dB 3:58 07-Hole In The River

DR8 -0.24 dB -10.52 dB 3:57 08-Can't Carry On

DR7 -1.08 dB -10.43 dB 3:05 09-I Walk Away

DR8 -1.02 dB -10.43 dB 3:30 10-Tombstone

DR8 -1.03 dB -10.88 dB 3:39 11-That's What I Call Love

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Number of tracks: 11

Official DR value: DR8

 

Samplerate: 192000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 6066 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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Not great.

This is the 192Khz HDTracks.

 

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Analyzed: Crowded House / Crowded House

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR8 -1.03 dB -10.75 dB 3:14 01-Mean To Me

DR8 -0.83 dB -10.54 dB 3:08 02-World Where You Live

DR8 -1.38 dB -10.66 dB 4:07 03-Now We're Getting Somewhere

DR8 -1.27 dB -11.07 dB 3:59 04-Don't Dream It's Over

DR8 -0.47 dB -10.98 dB 3:35 05-Love You 'Til The Day I Die

DR7 -0.77 dB -10.00 dB 2:54 06-Something So Strong

DR8 -0.85 dB -11.70 dB 3:58 07-Hole In The River

DR8 -0.24 dB -10.52 dB 3:57 08-Can't Carry On

DR7 -1.08 dB -10.43 dB 3:05 09-I Walk Away

DR8 -1.02 dB -10.43 dB 3:30 10-Tombstone

DR8 -1.03 dB -10.88 dB 3:39 11-That's What I Call Love

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Number of tracks: 11

Official DR value: DR8

 

Samplerate: 192000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 6066 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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Thanks for the info! I think i'll buy first press rebook cd from the 80s:

 

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Analyzed folder: /Volumes/HDD #2/Crowded House

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DR Peak RMS Filename

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DR12 -0.26 dB -14.64 dB Mean To Me.aif

DR12 -0.63 dB -14.58 dB World Where You Live.aif

DR12 -1.58 dB -14.91 dB Now We're Getting Somewhere.aif

DR13 -0.95 dB -16.15 dB Don't Dream It's Over.aif

DR12 -0.32 dB -15.73 dB Love You 'Til The Day I Die.aif

DR13 -0.01 dB -14.44 dB Something So Strong.aif

DR13 -0.57 dB -17.10 dB Hole In The River.aif

DR12 -0.60 dB -14.46 dB Can't Carry On.aif

DR12 -1.28 dB -15.82 dB Tombstone.aif

DR12 -1.95 dB -16.61 dB That's What I Call Love.aif

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Number of files: 10

Official DR value: DR12

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The old DVD-A does not contain a stereo track. It has a 5.1 96/24 surround mix.

 

IIRC, the DVD-Audio also contains a a "Video_TS" folder (DVD-Video), which does offer a 96kHz/24Bit Stereo programm.

And i think it was also quite compressed. I try to get the DR ratings of it, if i can find it ;-)

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Ughh, missed opportunity :( Really like Crowded House and would have bought in a heartbeat if it was a real upgrade.

 

Not great.

This is the 192Khz HDTracks.

 

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Analyzed: Crowded House / Crowded House

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR8 -1.03 dB -10.75 dB 3:14 01-Mean To Me

DR8 -0.83 dB -10.54 dB 3:08 02-World Where You Live

DR8 -1.38 dB -10.66 dB 4:07 03-Now We're Getting Somewhere

DR8 -1.27 dB -11.07 dB 3:59 04-Don't Dream It's Over

DR8 -0.47 dB -10.98 dB 3:35 05-Love You 'Til The Day I Die

DR7 -0.77 dB -10.00 dB 2:54 06-Something So Strong

DR8 -0.85 dB -11.70 dB 3:58 07-Hole In The River

DR8 -0.24 dB -10.52 dB 3:57 08-Can't Carry On

DR7 -1.08 dB -10.43 dB 3:05 09-I Walk Away

DR8 -1.02 dB -10.43 dB 3:30 10-Tombstone

DR8 -1.03 dB -10.88 dB 3:39 11-That's What I Call Love

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Number of tracks: 11

Official DR value: DR8

 

Samplerate: 192000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 6066 kbps

Codec: FLAC

================================================================================

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IIRC, the DVD-Audio also contains a a "Video_TS" folder (DVD-Video), which does offer a 96kHz/24Bit Stereo programm.

And i think it was also quite compressed. I try to get the DR ratings of it, if i can find it ;-)

 

Hmmmm...I will have to take another look at it as well. The DVD-A extractor program I used must have ignored that folder, I suppose.

 

Thanks.

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As promised, here is the DR report for the DVD(-Video) Stereo tracks from the 2002 DVD-Audio disc:

 

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Analyzed: Crowded House / Crowded House (2002 Remaster)

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR6 -0.30 dB -8.36 dB 3:13 01-Mean to Me

DR6 -0.30 dB -8.38 dB 3:07 02-World Where You Live

DR6 -0.30 dB -7.95 dB 4:07 03-Now We're Getting Somewhere

DR7 -0.30 dB -9.13 dB 3:59 04-Don't Dream It's Over

DR7 -0.30 dB -8.53 dB 3:32 05-Love You 'Til the Day I Die

DR6 -0.30 dB -7.93 dB 2:54 06-Something So Strong

DR7 -0.30 dB -9.71 dB 3:57 07-Hole in the River

DR7 -0.30 dB -8.65 dB 3:57 08-Can't Cary On

DR7 -0.30 dB -8.95 dB 3:04 09-I Walk Away

DR7 -0.30 dB -9.01 dB 3:30 10-Tombstone

DR7 -0.30 dB -9.28 dB 3:40 11-That's What I Call Love

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Number of tracks: 11

Official DR value: DR7

 

Samplerate: 96000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 3313 kbps

Codec: WavPack

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Even more compressed/limited as the DL.

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As promised, here is the DR report for the DVD(-Video) Stereo tracks from the 2002 DVD-Audio disc:

 

 

 

Even more compressed/limited as the DL.

 

Thanks for the info.

 

I was never a big fan of the surround mix, so it's safe to assume that I would be no fonder of the stereo mix.

 

Looks like the Japan EMI Black Triangle CD will continue to be my reference.

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Thanks for the info! I think i'll buy first press rebook cd from the 80s

 

I recommend hunting down the 3-cd box set (printing in the 90s), I think pressed in Holland. It has a slightly different running order for the first album, and the one big improvement is that the first guitar strum of "Something So Strong" isn't chopped (albeit it's only a few milliseconds chopped off on the domestic release - I never even noticed until I bought the box set).

 

It looks like this:

 

http://i.imgur.com/85Fgo27.jpg

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I recommend hunting down the 3-cd box set (printing in the 90s), I think pressed in Holland. It has a slightly different running order for the first album, and the one big improvement is that the first guitar strum of "Something So Strong" isn't chopped (albeit it's only a few milliseconds chopped off on the domestic release - I never even noticed until I bought the box set).

 

It looks like this:

 

http://i.imgur.com/85Fgo27.jpg

 

Great. Thanks!

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