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    My interest in surround sound, and the lack of new 5.1 mixes in general, has led me to research quad mixes from the 70s. Really enjoying the experience, and it's even broadening my musical horizons - listening to Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! right now, and it's a beautiful thing. Anybody got any favourites (besides PF, obviously) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seremetcc View Post
    It's a great site, but I was wondering what people here think

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    A few faves:

    ZZ-Top - Tres Hombre
    Doors - The Best Of
    Guess Who - The Best Of

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    I have more 5.1 favorites than 4.0 at this point I'm sure.

    I still think the Floyd albums (4.0) are shining pillars of greatness and I still think DSOTM is one of the be all end all surround mixes. And these were from the early surround days when there were an awful lot of experimental quirky surround mixes! On that note, I MUCH prefer the worst quirky quad mix to some of the intern-made 5.1 remixes that were made for DVDA releases in the early 2000's that were crude static mixes with no respect to any of the fiddly work in the original stereo mixes. On the opposite end, the work Steve Wilson is doing/has done is just blowing my mind! (Both in the level of work and the mere fact it is being allowed to happen in this world.)

    Anyway, 4.0 favorites eh?

    Ten Years After - A Space In Time
    both Zappa albums
    Rick Wakeman - Six Wives of Henry VIII (honorable mention to the King Arthur quad mix)
    both Miles albums (even though my copy of Live Evil is shitty)
    Deep Purple - Machine Head (This rocks! Fidelity kills the stereo mix. Avoid the shitty 5.1 remix - see above comment.)
    That best of The Doors album is well mixed. (Kind of a Doors fan a little.)
    I have the Santana album you mentioned and a few others and they're all really good and well mixed.
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Tull - You know, these couple quad albums were wonderful and favorites for a long time but I like the SW 5.1 remixes better.
    Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (again the original 4.0 and not the shitty intern made 5.1 remix)
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    I've been leaning in the jazz-fusion direction myself, the mixes are usually more interesting than mainstream rock albums - all the middle-period Santana stuff, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report sound great. I tried a couple of classical albums, but I wasn't blown away.

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    Damn, I didn't even know The Doors had any quad stuff, let alone Santana, Black Sabbath, and The Guess Who which is one of my favorite bands. Burton Cummings has an amazing voice.
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    Audio Fidelity has been releasing SACD titles from quadraphonic masters.

    https://audiofidelity.net/category/sacd


    Great stuff if you have a M/C SACD player.

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    There is a good SQ decode of Mike Oldfield's four album "Boxed" set here on Yeeshkul.

    http://yeeshkul.com/forum/showthread...334#post223334
    Last edited by mert_the_turt; 12-10-2016 at 04:50 AM.

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    Sabbath - Paranoid
    BÖC - Secret Treaties
    Im sure i have a couple more but i would have to check my collection.

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