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Is this the good version of Quadrophenia coming out? Leeds, Tommy plus Facess Ooo-La-La. Here's hoping.

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I saw Live at Leeds and The Who bv Numbers now in hi-res at HDT and at prostudiomasters. I'm waiting for a new discount code before I buy.

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The Who by Numbers sounds very good - relatively to other versions. DR is much higher (avg 11) than my old CD (8).

 

foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.0

log date: 2014-11-04 19:49:44

 

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Analyzed: The Who / The Who By Numbers [Explicit Lyrics]

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR11 0.00 dB -13.53 dB 4:38 01-Slip Kid

DR11 -0.01 dB -12.71 dB 5:05 02-However Much I Booze

DR11 -0.01 dB -12.71 dB 2:41 03-Squeeze Box

DR11 0.00 dB -13.24 dB 4:09 04-Dreaming From The Waist [Explicit]

DR13 -0.29 dB -16.84 dB 4:05 05-Imagine A Man

DR10 0.00 dB -11.63 dB 3:23 06-Success Story

DR11 -0.01 dB -13.85 dB 3:03 07-They Are All In Love

DR11 -3.24 dB -16.70 dB 2:49 08-Blue Red And Grey

DR11 -0.01 dB -13.22 dB 4:06 09-How Many Friends

DR10 0.00 dB -11.46 dB 3:23 10-In A Hand Or A Face

DR10 0.00 dB -12.02 dB 3:19 11-Squeeze Box (Live)

DR11 0.00 dB -15.03 dB 4:41 12-Behind Blue Eyes (Live)

DR8 -0.25 dB -10.44 dB 4:50 13-Dreaming From The Waist (Live) [Explicit]

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Number of tracks: 13

Official DR value: DR11

 

Samplerate: 96000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 2952 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

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Is Quad taken from the SACD that was out a while back or the Blue-ray? I love this but before spending $40+ want to make sure. I already have the SACD version ripped to file but always looking for better.

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Can't wait. I'm so ready!!!!

 

Me too. I'm a huge Who fan. Unfortunately the albums are region restricted for Canada.

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Me too. I'm a huge Who fan. Unfortunately the albums are region restricted for Canada.

 

A VPN is your friend. In Chrome or Firefox you can use the Hola add-on.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

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Sounds very good compared to previous versions. I have the original LP,the non-Deluxe CD, and the Deluxe CD.

This is the same running order as the Deluxe CD, but the DR is 12 as opposed to 9 for the Deluxe CD.

Cheers to a record company that gets it - audiophile downloads shouldn't be volume compressed:

 

foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.0

log date: 2014-11-05 12:52:42

 

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Analyzed: The Who / Live At Leeds (24-96 Deluxe Edition)

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR10 0.00 dB -12.12 dB 5:17 01-Heaven And Hell (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.01 dB -14.02 dB 2:49 02-I Can't Explain (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -13.40 dB 3:02 03-Fortune Teller (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR13 0.00 dB -16.03 dB 3:01 04-Tattoo (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -14.52 dB 6:07 05-Young Man Blues (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -15.36 dB 3:10 06-Substitute (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR13 0.00 dB -15.75 dB 2:14 07-Happy Jack (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR13 -0.01 dB -14.77 dB 2:47 08-I'm A Boy (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR14 0.00 dB -17.84 dB 14:11 09-A Quick One, While He's Away (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.01 dB -16.48 dB 6:46 10-Overture (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.27 dB -15.82 dB 0:35 11-It's A Boy (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.08 dB -14.02 dB 2:26 12-1921 (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 0.00 dB -12.99 dB 4:16 13-Amazing Journey (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 0.00 dB -12.73 dB 3:26 14-Sparks (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR13 0.00 dB -14.98 dB 1:59 15-Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -14.49 dB 3:19 16-Christmas (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -13.75 dB 3:33 17-The Acid Queen (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -14.44 dB 2:50 18-Pinball Wizard (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 -1.47 dB -15.88 dB 0:22 19-Do You Think It's Alright? (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -13.74 dB 1:13 20-Fiddle About (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 -2.15 dB -19.28 dB 0:56 21-Tommy Can You Hear Me? (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -1.41 dB -18.14 dB 0:23 22-There's A Doctor (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -12.87 dB 3:25 23-Go To The Mirror! (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 0.00 dB -13.53 dB 1:19 24-Smash The Mirror (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR13 -0.01 dB -16.25 dB 0:13 25-Miracle Cure (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR14 -0.01 dB -15.85 dB 4:01 26-Sally Simpson (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.01 dB -14.05 dB 2:39 27-I'm Free (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 -0.03 dB -16.23 dB 1:01 28-Tommy's Holiday Camp (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -14.06 dB 8:38 29-We're Not Gonna Take It (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -13.95 dB 3:35 30-Summertime Blues (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -14.93 dB 5:52 31-Shakin' All Over (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR11 0.00 dB -13.97 dB 16:21 32-My Generation (Live At Leeds/1970)

DR12 0.00 dB -15.18 dB 8:01 33-Magic Bus (Live At Leeds/1970)

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Number of tracks: 33

Official DR value: DR12

 

Samplerate: 96000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 3149 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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15% off on this and other music in "new" and British Rock categories with this code at HDT: HDNOV4 (till midnight Nov 10).

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

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Just an addendum: Listening to Live at Leeds and the Deluxe version has a great rendition of "Tommy" Live. Had forgotten how good it was. Not to mention the rest of the album.

What an amazing concert those kids at Leeds got to hear.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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A VPN is your friend. In Chrome or Firefox you can use the Hola add-on.

 

Hola doesn't work, at least not for Canadians. However, I just tried Chrome/ZenMate and it worked. I've got some new music, including Quadrophenia, downloading right now. Thanks!

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Just for others: Hola works on most blocked sites. Sometimes you have to play with it a little and try alternate servers. Also, try it with only the page you are trying to access via HOLA open, and not any other pages.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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CD Japan is re-releasing The Who albums on SACD later this month (Nov-26).

 

The masters would be the same from Universal Music, unless SHM tweak them. Typically the SHM-SACD do better than standard commercial pressings for SQ (but fall short of MFSL, IMHO).

 

These SHM-SACDs do NOT have a CD layer, so can only be played by SACD players.

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Friends, you are only getting half the experience !!!

 

Quadrophenia should be heard in it's intended format: Quadraphonic Sound !!!

 

 

Available on Bluray

Score 9.42/10 @ quadraphonicquad

 

5.1 - 24 / 96 DTS-HD Master Audio

5.1 - 24 / 96 Dolby TrueHD

2.0 - 24 / 96 LPCM

 

 

Also available on DVD

Score 7.48/10 @ quadraphonicquad

 

 

Wikipdia writes:

 

The name is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia as dissociative identity disorder, to reflect the four distinct personalities of Jimmy, the opera's protagonist – each said to represent the personality of one member of The Who.

At the same time, the title is a play on the term quadraphonic sound, then a recent invention.

 

Composer Pete Townshend has said: "The whole conception of Quadrophenia was geared to quadraphonic, but in a creative sort of way.

I mean I wanted themes to sort of emerge from corners.

So you start to get the sense of the fourness being literally speaker for speaker."

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Well not exactly true. PT didn't have true quadrophonic equipment available with true discrete 4 channels. So when he heard the first results of the pseudo quad mix he dumped the idea, as he understood there was no point in a quad mix that sounded worse than the stereo mix. The original mix and release was only in stereo.

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Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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