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Appalling Audio Mix
on 2 January 2014
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, exemplary.
I enjoyed the behind the scenes sections - it's nice to see these aspects of a show. The video is ok, but frequently poor in places.
The bad audio means that it's a watch-once for me - which is a major disappointment, given how often I watch their other shows.