The Doors is my all-time favourite band. When I purchased my Axiom system, I wanted to experience The Doors in a new way. I promised myself that I would refrain from listening to any of their works until I had DPLII or Neo6 dialed in to my satisfaction. So today, I finally hit on the right settings
for DPLII and decided to throw on their "Best of" CD set.
After listening to "Break on Through", I was riveted to my seat getting up only to experience the second CD. By the time Riders on the Storm finished, I was overcome with emotion. Never before had I been so immersed in that song until now. The storm enveloped me on all sides and washed down on me from above while Manzarek attacked his keyboards in a staccato fashion on the front left and Morrison weaved his shamanic magic in the centre. On the right, Densmore drummed up a punctuating dialogue with Jim's cryptic lyrics. And between my right side and rear QS8s, Krieger oozed out slow, melted Flamenco notes as if he was shaking them from a slow motion guitar. Once in a while, Manzarek appeared towards the rear left to weave his notes amongst the rain and Krieger popped in between my right M80 and side QS8 to let a few more bars spill from his guitar.
Alan Lofft is right in saying that you can re-discover all your music with simulated surround...and Axioms of course