Archive | February, 2015

The Guess Who – The Best Of

28 Feb

The Guess Who - The Best of The Guess Who CB040 frontWithdrawn – Now Available Commercially On SACD

The Guess Who had twelve titles released in the quadraphonic format. This is one of them. Sourced from a Q4 provided by Steve Tuznik. This album has been a favorite of mine for years. Hope you folks enjoy it as much as I do. CB

Release: CB040

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Ashton & Lord – BBC In Concert 1974

27 Feb

Ashton & Lord - BBC Live In Concert 1974 DS471p sm

Release: DS471p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Original Motion Picture Score – For Whom The Bell Tolls

25 Feb

For Whom The Bell Tolls DS467p front

Release: DS467p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline

23 Feb

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline sm

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Reissue: New decode

Release: DS135p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Wandering Image

22 Feb

One of the issues that thrown against matrix systems was that you had to sit in the ‘Sweet Spot’ and when you turned your head the image moved. This unfortunately was more relevant to SQ than the other systems based on ‘RM’, but it did still happen.

This was one of the areas i looked into while developing ‘Phoenix’ and i feel i’ve mostly eliminated the problem. Whilst listening to a ‘Pheonix’ decode looking forwards then turning your head either left or right by 90 degrees the image should still sound as if it’s coming from the same direction as before.

Of course, if your system has speakers that are not all the same or your listening room is an odd shape, etc, the effect may be diluted, but do give it a try, and post your views, positive, negative or indifferent, i’m interested on how well it’s heard out there in the real world.

Try it on a ‘Sphinx’ decode too…..

Bread – The Best Of

21 Feb

Bread - The Best of Bread CB039 frontWithdrawn – Now Available Commercially On SACD

We have The Best of Bread sourced from a Q4 provided by member Steve Tuznik. This was a 1973 release from Elektra records. Sure wish it included ‘Guitar Man’.  CB

Release: CB039

Source: Q4

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Fleetwood Mac – KBFH 17-10-75

18 Feb

Fleetwood Mac - KBFH 17-10-75 DS470p front

Release: DS470p

Source: SQ Pre-FM

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

A warning about purchasing European Blu-Rays

16 Feb

I received the following message from member ‘Prefabfan’ concerting the purchase of European Blu-ray disc’s to be played on American players:

I bought the Europian Blu Ray release of the Yes album ‘Close To The Edge’, we have here Gracenote a DRM program built into blu ray players. Mine was the death ray, disc was not recognized as it came from Europe, wherever that is. Beware European discs if you live over here across the pawned

The Ramsey Lewis Trio – Upendo Ni Pamoja

16 Feb

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Upendo Ni Pamoja DS469p front

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Release: DS469p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

War – Deliver The Word

14 Feb

War - Deliver The Word CB037 frontLink

Another quadrasonic release from UA. ‘Deliver The Word’ was War’s sixth studio album and was only offered in quad format as a Q8 tape. The track listing is different than the LP and also includes an H2Overture (reprise). This tape was provided for your enjoyment by lupineassin. Cheers CB

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Release: CB037

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Chicago – VIII

13 Feb

Chicago - VIII DS468p front

Withdrawn due to pending reissue

And i still have the iron on transfer!

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Release: DS468p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Cat Stevens – Catch Bull At Four

7 Feb

Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four CB038 frontLink

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Release: CB038

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Sun Ra – Space Is The Place

4 Feb

Sun Ra - Space Is The Place DS12s front

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Reissue: New decode

Release: DS12s

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V – MLP/DTS/DD

Brand X – Live at B.Ginnings Chicago, 16-11-77

2 Feb

Brand X - Live Chicago 16-11-77  DS463p front

Release: DS463p

Source: SQ

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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