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#330355 - 12/04/10 04:52 PM DSOTM SACD experience/review!
solarrdadd Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 276
Loc: Alexandria, VA
I have been hearing about the DSOTM for quite a while from many sources and figured there must be something to this so I caught it on sale at Amazon at a "couldn't pass price" and bought it. I did finally sit down about an hour ago and listened to the entire DSOTM SACD, here's my take on it:

But, first, for those who were like me and didn't have the benefit of being a fan of the group and had no idea what DSOTM meant it's The "Dark Side of The Moon" by Pink Floyd! Believe it or not, everyone doesn't know that and for some reason, no one want to say the entire title because i guess it's cooler to say DSOTM and of course in this email & phone text world we live in it's quicker to type!!

I decided to make one change on my Oppo 83 player, i changed the SACD settings from DSD to PCM. my 5507 now shows the incoming frequency at 88.2khz instead of 44.1khz when using DSD.

This is the first time I have ever listened to the DSOTM from start to finsh, i have heard 2 songs before on the radio but they never said who the artist was so i never knew it was them.

So, listening to this SACD, Oppo 83 playing it, Onkyo 5507 accepting it and sending it out to the Emo XPA-5, which sends it out to my 5 V3 Axiom speakers and let me tell you....I LOVED IT!

This was on beautifully made and engineered album! This is one of the best 5.1 mixes (music only) that I think I have ever heard. No, i'm not a pink floyd fan, but, when it moves you to the positive, good music is good music and there are no two ways about it! The engineer outdid himself with this one. I enjoyed it from start to finish and was sad to see (hear) it end!

I would like to note that there were some bass/LFE heavy tracks on the album and they were #"s 8 & 9. I would also like to mention that there three really good uses of surround sound on the album and they were #4 "Time", #6 "Money" and #7 "Us & Them"

I would like to note one other thing that at first I thought it was just me, but, track # 7, "Us & Them" instantly reminded me of the track off of the Alan Parsons Project "Time", it almost had the same beat and tone to it. Of course I took the SACD jacket out and read it and who do you think the engineer was on this SACD album, that's right you guessed it, Alan Parsons! WTF! I did also like how it was made to be like one big set, there was never a stoppage of music from one track to the other, always overlapping (huh, who ever actually complains about "overlapping"!?!, neither party i'd bet!!! shocked :p :D)

The music had full range throughout in every track, from the sometimes extreme lows, beautifully done midrange and the highs from those damn bells being rung! the amp powered those speakers to put out some incredible sounding music as commanded by the player to the 5507 pre-amp!

Thanks to listening to soooooo many folks who kept saying over all this time that whenever someone wanted to test out their speakers or their receivers or their Emotiva amp, this SACD always came up in the recommendation for audio testing of a system; I can see why!

I will now be one of the folks from now forward, recommending folks get this SACD and using it for testing their audio systems and also because it's one hellova piece of music!

I'm still not a big Pink Floyd fan, but, I do love the DSOTM! wink

I'd like to hear what others think about this SACD when listening to it on their systems and especially those who have Axiom speakers!
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#330358 - 12/04/10 05:10 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: solarrdadd]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Loc: Richland, WA, USA
I only listened to it once all the way through, but I was equally impressed with it. I've used "Time" to show off surround music to some people. But yeah, excellent-sounding album. I should put it in again sometime.
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#330374 - 12/04/10 08:02 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: CV]
jakewash Offline
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10398
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I love DSOTM but have not heard it in SACD form, the cd is extremely good on it's own. Your review makes me want to get an SACD capable player and the SACD smile
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#330375 - 12/04/10 08:03 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: CV]
grunt Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
Posts: 3569
Loc: Nirvana
DSOTM was the first SACD I bought because I had read rave reviews of it and am a Pink Floyd fan. I was totally blown away when I listened to it and can’t wait until I don’t work for my rich “Uncle” anymore so I can really be blown away and listen to it the way it’s meant to be heard. wink

Although I’m not a huge Elton John fan when Sean (StPatGuy) brought over his copy of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" I was quite impressed. Has to be one of the best most seamlessly mastered multi-channel SACDs I’ve ever heard. It really showed off the perfect tonal match of my Axiom speakers.

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#330385 - 12/04/10 09:10 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: grunt]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8267
Loc: Tacoma
I love to hear stories from people experiencing joy.

I haven't heard the SACD, but you certainly motivated me. I've always thought of Pink Floyd as ear candy.

And I thought this thread was going to be about syncing DSOTM with The Wizard of Oz.
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#330433 - 12/05/10 09:43 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: tomtuttle]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6599
Loc: It's all about the location.
DSOTM is an excellent mix on SACD and recommended listening. My other Pink Floyd recordings on reg cd are also excellent I must point out, but SACD is just a little more....spacial?
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#330437 - 12/05/10 10:38 AM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Adrian]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 10829
Loc: Central NH
Or spacey depending upon where your "head" is at! smile
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#330496 - 12/05/10 08:59 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6599
Loc: It's all about the location.
I've got a gyprock buzz going right now.
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#330503 - 12/05/10 09:45 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: Adrian]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8267
Loc: Tacoma
gyprock? Is that like, The Black Crowes play the music of Django Reinhardt or something?

Kidding, of course. Seems like I mostly hear it called "sheetrock". I love Canada.
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#330508 - 12/05/10 10:02 PM Re: DSOTM SACD experience/review! [Re: tomtuttle]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6599
Loc: It's all about the location.
Most common name in Canada is "drywall", but I've heard gyprock and sheetrock(US) used also.
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