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The Dark Side of The Moon DVD-Audio vs SACD

post #1 of 32
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which one stays faithful to the original mastering and which one sounds the best?
post #2 of 32
are you asking about the stereo layer? I have no idea - not heard either DVD-A or SACD in 2.0
post #3 of 32
There is no DVD-Audio of Dark Side of the Moon. Well, there is a pirate version, allegedly from the quad master tapes.. so I'll say SACD.
post #4 of 32
I haven't heard of a DVD-A version of DSoTM, either. However, the SACD is superb. I've never heard DSoTM sound better. If you have a SACD player, I highly recommend picking up a copy. They're still available and affordable, too.
post #5 of 32
I really like the SACD as well. However, I think the Black Face Harvest RBCD is probably the closest to the actual master tape.
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I haven't heard of a DVD-A version of DSoTM, either.
DVD-A of Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at last!! - AVS Forum
post #7 of 32
Haven't heard a DVD-A version, but agree that the SACD is very good. I prefer the LP overall, however.
post #8 of 32

Forget it!

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No Joke. Believe me -- it's the real thing: Alan Parson's original Quad mix.
I've heard it and it's outstanding.
(From the link provided in the op.)

For Pink Floyd's sake
Gimme a break!


Pink Floyd (Gilmour, Waters, ...) never accepted the Quad mix.
As a matter of fact they did not show up for the 'release of the Quad mix' press conference!!!
Their place was taken by life-size cardboard cutouts (of them).
None of the band members was present.

Years after, Alan Parson admitted himself that he had messed up!
He said that he had not have enough time to do it properly.


Because of the bad experince with the Quad mix by Alan Parson,
they did NOT hire him to make the anniversary SACD mix and he was upset about that.

On top of that DVD-Audio is completely dead! No one releases anything on the DVD-A.
Therefore Pink Floyd would never allow the 'Dark Side of the Moon' on the DVD-A.

The above mentioned DVD-A release must have been produced by the Russian Mafia
or in South East Asia, China or Taiwan, South America, etc.
It cannot be legitimate!

post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by AdamCalifornia View Post
No one releases anything on the DVD-A.
that is categorically untrue.
post #10 of 32
Black Face Harvest RBCD- Never heard of that release. Pm me?

The SACD is very, very nice, but the MFSL UHQR definitely edges it out.

EDIT: And not just by a little bit.
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold View Post
that is categorically untrue.
Where are they? I found an inexpensive player and have picked up about 20 DVD-A discs. I'll stick with the format, since it has hi-rez versions of titles not available on SACD. If there's a source of new DVD-A discs, I'd love to know. Otherwise, I intend to pick over the carcass of DVD-A to build a limited collection.

As for the DVD-A DSoTM... sounds like it was never a commercial release and is making the rounds of the downloading underground. I don't download, period. I'll grab the occasional legal download from archive.org, but that's it.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
As for the DVD-A DSoTM... sounds like it was never a commercial release and is making the rounds of the downloading underground. I don't download, period. I'll grab the occasional legal download from archive.org, but that's it.
You are missing out. I admire your principles, but if it will never be released (I will bet money on this), nobody is loosing money by the download. This can be argued ad absurdum, but when you get down to it, the end result is people being turned on to a great album with a great alternative mix.

AdamCalifornia: I don't know where you heard that story from, but if you take each track and listen to it by itself, you can tell that it is the real deal and not some crappy matrix mix or quad LP needledrop. I cannot prove that the source was the multichannel master tapes, but it sure as heck sounds like it.
post #13 of 32
DVD-A is a great format because you can use a simple little program like DVDAExplorer to extract the high-res audio from the disc into WAV files and then run them through your own DAC. With SACD, you are stuck with the DAC inside your player unless you have one of the uber expensive units and DACs to go along with it.
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by LingLing1337 View Post
Black Face Harvest RBCD- Never heard of that release. Pm me?

The SACD is very, very nice, but the MFSL UHQR definitely edges it out.

EDIT: And not just by a little bit.
Why stop there? This link will make your head spin. It is a gold mine of information for early UK and Japanese PF releases.

Pink Floyd Archives-Japanese CD Discography
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
DVD-A is a great format because you can use a simple little program like DVDAExplorer to extract the high-res audio from the disc into WAV files and then run them through your own DAC. With SACD, you are stuck with the DAC inside your player unless you have one of the uber expensive units and DACs to go along with it.
Yep, I will never go SACD for that reason. Yes I am missing out, but if I cannot get it onto my computer, I could care less. Sony's proprietary formats can kiss my butt...
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