Straight Outta Lynwood In 5.1

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Postby KnottyEmily » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:32 pm

My friend Evan just got his copy of SOL in the mail today, and he said that the 5.1 mixes sounded crappy. He said he wasn't sure why, and he doesn't have another system to test it on, so I was wondering what my fellow WOWAYers think about the 5.1 mixes....

We had WAY too much fun dissecting each track....I'd never heard the cowbell in Close But No Cigar before, and the intro to Pancreas sounds a lot higher when the vocal track is isolated, I heard it and thought

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So anyway, what does everybody think about the 5.1 mixes? Good? Bad? Average? The best thing you've ever heard in your life and you may as well just cut your ears off now because nothing will ever top that?
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Postby the3penguins » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:47 pm

Cool, I didn't even know this existed. If only I had a setup...
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Postby weirdojace » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:45 pm

I don't have a 5.1 system, but the people I know that do have one say that listening to the album in surround sound creates a whole new awesome experience.
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Postby Al's #27 fan » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:10 am

I have surround sound, and it sounds really good.
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Postby KnottyEmily » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:25 am

so then maybe it's his set-up or something? His system isn't cheap, they're Logitech speakers and they sound pretty good when I've listened to other stuff at his place.
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Postby Dementian27 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:43 am

It sounds AWESOME on my system, especially close but no cigar and pancreas.
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Postby Kevbo1987 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:10 am

It sounds very good on my system, but the vocals are a little too soft. I imagine it has something to do with the settings in the system.
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Postby Lauren27 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:31 pm

I have a surround option on my stereo (2 speakers plus subwoofer) & even without the subwoofer on, I thought the mixes sound awesome! I have noticed the same thing with the vocals that they're quieter, but I've also noticed that any other time I turn on the surround (even without official mixes). So, it doesn't really bother me. They sound good.
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Postby KnottyEmily » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:18 am

playing 5.1 through a 2.1 system....I should try that, it won't sound as good as it would on a 5.1 system though
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Postby GKarRacer » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:00 am

I have a pretty nice 7.1 system. I have to say SOL sounds really, really, really good in 5.1. This is by far the best sounding of his albums.

As for the Logitech speakers... Logitech? Is this playing on a computer?
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