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I just found out today that this deluxe edition exists and ordered it from Amazon. I have a 5.1 setup currently and wondering how this will sound on it. I personally am a big fan of INXS since the 80s and love this album front beginning to end so it was a must buy even if the surround mix isn't great. I'm not very familiar with Atmos and just looked into it a little and saw that the main difference is the use of ceiling firing speakers, rather than ceiling installed speakers. I guess I only need to replace my front speakers to get a 5.1.2 setup. I may end up trying that someday (but need a new AVR so not particularly eager to do it) since I think the Oppo UDP 203 supports Atmos (bitstream output).

Anyone tried this on a 5.1 system? I saw someone used a 7.1 and wasn't impressed, although the atmos folks don't seem that impressed either. Just curious as I have to wait another 2 days (the horror!) for it to arrive.

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I just found out today that this deluxe edition exists and ordered it from Amazon. I have a 5.1 setup currently and wondering how this will sound on it. I personally am a big fan of INXS since the 80s and love this album front beginning to end so it was a must buy even if the surround mix isn't great. I'm not very familiar with Atmos and just looked into it a little and saw that the main difference is the use of ceiling firing speakers, rather than ceiling installed speakers. I guess I only need to replace my front speakers to get a 5.1.2 setup. I may end up trying that someday (but need a new AVR so not particularly eager to do it) since I think the Oppo UDP 203 supports Atmos (bitstream output).

Anyone tried this on a 5.1 system? I saw someone used a 7.1 and wasn't impressed, although the atmos folks don't seem that impressed either. Just curious as I have to wait another 2 days (the horror!) for it to arrive.
It sounds good, but they changed the sound balance, the bass is MUCH heavier than what you remember.
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It sounds good, but they changed the sound balance, the bass is MUCH heavier than what you remember.
Interesting, I like my bass so maybe it'll be okay. The main thing I care about in multichannel is separation of instruments into different channels with minimal bleeding into other channels, and no vocals from the surrounds. Almost all mixes like that I like so hope it will be like that.

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Interesting, I like my bass so maybe it'll be okay. The main thing I care about in multichannel is separation of instruments into different channels with minimal bleeding into other channels, and no vocals from the surrounds. Almost all mixes like that I like so hope it will be like that.

I lower the bass by 3db when I listen to this. It is not a discrete mix for the most part. Dense and congested like Pepper. It's not great or terrible. A better deal than Pepper for the price.
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I was a bit disappointed to discover that the longer intro for the 'Never Tear Us Apart' video has been chopped off

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I lower the bass by 3db when I listen to this. It is not a discrete mix for the most part. Dense and congested like Pepper. It's not great or terrible. A better deal than Pepper for the price.
Too bad! Oh well, I want this regardless so hoping it will not be too disappointing.

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I was a bit disappointed to discover that the longer intro for the 'Never Tear Us Apart' video has been chopped off
That's too bad also, and interesting that the original video had a longer intro, since radio/video edits usually are shorter and oftentimes shorten the intro (like Sweet Child O' Mine).

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I lower the bass by 3db when I listen to this. It is not a discrete mix for the most part. Dense and congested like Pepper. It's not great or terrible. A better deal than Pepper for the price.
I see what you mean by the bass, which is brought up in the mix to a distracting level but so far only on one track ("Kick") of the 4-5 songs I've listened to so far. On "Kick" the base line, which I never really noticed before, is so prominent (but not boomy, just really noticeable) as to be distracting. I don't hate it per se, but just need to get used to it.

I don't have Atmos, but I overall like the 5.1 mix even though it is not, as you said, discrete. Still, I like the overall effect and I definitely like it more than some other recent 5.1 albums I've purchased (several REM albums, Imagine, Pet Sounds, Empire, etc.), although that's at least partly because this is one of my favorite albums from the 80s. And I like how the discs weren't in paper sleeves or pockets in the book, but in the usual "push hub" mount, although the blu-ray has more marks on it than I'm used to seeing on new blu-rays (which are usually spotless, compared with DVD and CDs especially.
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