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Discussion: Supertramp: Crime of the century

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Post by fredblue January 28, 2015 (111 of 117)
Lost in the Music said:

Gosh, what mixed opinions.

I have listened again and again, and tried to be underwhelmed, but it just overwhelms me every time.

I listened for Asylum 'going flat', but it just doesn't - to my ears anyway.

My Cambridge Audio player's prefered mode is 24bit/192kHz. In fact it upsamples everything to this (even SACDs).
Perhaps this could be why some people are not hearing what I am ??

If COTC is released on SACD, I will jump on it, but for now I am satified with the BluRay.

Which Cambridge Audio BDP do you have?

Mine (651BD Azur) "only" upsamples SACD to 88.2k (when player is set to do the conversion to PCM) but it streams BD's @24/192 'as is' no problem, including this one.. just curious.

Thanks in advance!

Post by Marpow January 28, 2015 (112 of 117)
fredblue said:

Which Cambridge Audio BDP do you have?

Mine (651BD Azur) "only" upsamples SACD to 88.2k (when player is set to do the conversion to PCM) but it streams BD's @24/192 'as is' no problem, including this one.. just curious.

Thanks in advance!

My McIntosh MX121 does exactly same as yours Adam.

Post by fredblue January 29, 2015 (113 of 117)
Marpow said:

My McIntosh MX121 does exactly same as yours Adam.

Thanks Mark, good to know :)

Post by Lost in the Music January 29, 2015 (114 of 117)
fredblue said:

Which Cambridge Audio BDP do you have?

Mine (651BD Azur) "only" upsamples SACD to 88.2k (when player is set to do the conversion to PCM) but it streams BD's @24/192 'as is' no problem, including this one.. just curious.

Thanks in advance!

Hi fredblue. Sorry I should have been more specific.

Cambridge Audio Azur 752 BD

"Anagram Q5 192 kHz upsampling technology, to upsample all audio to 24-bit/192kHz output"

Analog Devices ADSP-21261 32 bit SHARC(R) DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM)
Q5 upsampling to 24-bit/192kHz

that's what it quotes on their website anyway.

(And, yes, it IS one of those that converts to PCM. It can send DSD down the HDMI but I don't have the right amp for that).

I was astonished to find that an audio compressor was turned ON as default.
Any time it does a firmware update and factory resets, I need to turn the blumming thing off again.

Apart from that ..... love it.

Cheers

Post by fredblue January 29, 2015 (115 of 117)
Lost in the Music said:

Hi fredblue. Sorry I should have been more specific.

Cambridge Audio Azur 752 BD

"Anagram Q5 192 kHz upsampling technology, to upsample all audio to 24-bit/192kHz output"

Analog Devices ADSP-21261 32 bit SHARC(R) DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM)
Q5 upsampling to 24-bit/192kHz

that's what it quotes on their website anyway.

(And, yes, it IS one of those that converts to PCM. It can send DSD down the HDMI but I don't have the right amp for that).

I was astonished to find that an audio compressor was turned ON as default.
Any time it does a firmware update and factory resets, I need to turn the blumming thing off again.

Apart from that ..... love it.

Cheers

Thank you so much for all the detail, I'm intrigued, really appreciate it :)

Post by Lost in the Music February 18, 2015 (116 of 117)
I should correct myself. The Dynamic range control is not ON by default, it's 'auto'.

from user manual:
"Auto Play at the dynamic range specified by the disc. This option
applies to Blu-ray Discs only. For other disc types no dynamic range
compression is applied."

... so I guess for SACDs etc it will be OFF - just as I like it.

Post by Lost in the Music February 19, 2015 (117 of 117)
The Azur 752BD user manual talks about Dynamic Range Control:

There are 3 settings on, off, auto:

"Auto Play at the dynamic range specified by the disc. This option
applies to Blu-ray Discs only. For other disc types no dynamic range
compression is applied."

I didn't know a blu-ray could specify a dynamic range !

Surely these "Pure Audio" ones don't have this ?????????

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