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Discussion: Rolling Stones: Grrr!

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Post by terence May 31, 2014 (1 of 9)
I'd love to hear from anyone who's heard this, for an opinion on how these remasters sound. Any evidence of compression? Are they genuine hi-res remasterings?

Post by FunkyMonkey June 1, 2014 (2 of 9)
I have this, and I heard things I have never heard before on CD. The mix is different to SACD.

It's more.....clinical. In a good way. More studio like, pure.

I do have some issues. I've never experienced this on a blu Ray film,but each format on this disk sounds different to each other. I.e. Dolby, std, and PCM.

Also,one of them has dropouts. I think it's DTS. I have no ther BDA disks to compare against so I am assuming it is this disk only and not a BDA thing with my player.

Positive: get numerous tracks on one disk.

Post by sylvian June 2, 2014 (3 of 9)
terence said:

I'd love to hear from anyone who's heard this, for an opinion on how these remasters sound. Any evidence of compression? Are they genuine hi-res remasterings?

I too think that BD-A LPCM track differ from those already released on SA-CD.
The sound is sharp and clean (No compression IMHO). Certainly nothing for vinyl lovers.....clinical is appropriate description. Also I have not spotted any drop outs (I do not listen to DTS track, so might be), but I continue to listen to this in LPCM only, so I do not pay attention to other codecs

Post by Kveld-Úlfr June 2, 2014 (4 of 9)
Just throwing my 2 cents here... describing synthetically how I perceive this disc :

Practical (50 songs on one disc ! Good for a whole evening)
Very good compilation (all the best songs are there and all periods are covered)
Sounds harsh (and clinical, as said Sylvian)
Sounds very compressed...

I listen to the SHM SA-CD albums when I want to listen to the Stones, wheareas I listen to this BD-A when I need background music on a rock n' roll evening with friends.

P.S. : I listen to the 96/24 stereo PCM program.

Post by Ear June 2, 2014 (5 of 9)
FunkyMonkey said:



Also,one of them has dropouts. I think it's DTS.

There was an issue with the DTS MA Stereo Tracks BUT it was within the receivers and NOT the Discs. After the latest firmware update for my Denon 3313 ALL of the discs play fine. I had problems with ALL of the DTS MA Stereo Tracks on the discs I own.

Post by als909 June 2, 2014 (6 of 9)
I have this BD-A. Some songs sound great, other sound just ok (nothing special), and a few sound like puke. It is a very hit and miss release.

Post by sylvian June 2, 2014 (7 of 9)
als909 said:

I have this BD-A. Some songs sound great, other sound just ok (nothing special), and a few sound like puke. It is a very hit and miss release.

This is due to no equalization has been applied to any of the tracks.....they put them together just plainly so they sound as they were recorded.

What would you expect for some 12 quids? I agree with Anthony on that if you want to listen to Stones in top notch SQ you sould play back SHM-SACD. I have got some 5 discs and they all sound fabulous!

Post by Marpow September 20, 2014 (8 of 9)
I recently purchased September 2014. I am a pretty good Stones fan having seen them twice and owning all there LP's through Exile and CD's after that. Best I can say is I agree with other reviewers. Big bang for buck and was hoping for a little better sound. The only intention of this disc was to fit a niche in a market. I am not an LP person but felt that all tracks up to Sympathy would do better on vinyl as they are the earlier recordings. LP people talk of the "warmth" of an LP and certainly the beginning tracks have no warmth. Now, after Sympathy I feel the tracks sound pretty good. In the end this disc is great for my wife and friends. The good news is it confirmed that the best option is to buy the SHM SACD's as individual albums and that's ultimately what I want.

Post by Kev Edwards April 11, 2015 (9 of 9)
First BD-A disc i bought, paid under £10 for it in 2013 to try the new format out and was amazed, its stunning, detail retrieval is first class. its Blu-Ray audio for me from now on but please Universal and other interested record companies... More titles please.

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