I own a high-quality two-channel set-up.
A Cambridge Audio Blu-ray player into an Arcam Black Box 500 external DAC.
Then Arcam delta amps, bi-amped into Spendor SP2s.
Well-produced disks sound stunning - e.g. Porcupine Tree.
This disk is so bad I can't listen to it any more.
The drums are almost inaudible in sections - e.g. Subdivisions.
You simply can't treat a great drummer like that.
The terrific baselines in Where's My Thing ? are totally lost. This track sounds abominable.
Rush have often suffered from poor production in my view, but this disk in intolerable.
Playing, lighting, etc. are, of course,… Read more