DKA Stereo to 5.1 Surround Upmixes - Thoughts?

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  1. wbhendrix

    wbhendrix Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Austin, TX
    Ive never had a surround sound system but its in the budget to get it this year. So in the meantime i've been collecting blu ray audio titles, dvd audio titles and occasional DKA up mixes from stereo to surround sound.

    Since i haven't been able to demo these titles myself i'm curious to see what people have to say about the DKA up mixes. I know I can't expect perfection but are they enjoyable to listen to when played on a 5.1 surround system?
     
  2. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    I've got quite a few - he's one of the better guys doing the upmixes. It's surprising how enjoyable they can be - his Station to Station is in many ways better than the official 5.1 mix that came out.
     
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  3. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

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    Who's DKA?

    Bill
     
  4. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

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    What's DKA?
     
  5. wbhendrix

    wbhendrix Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  6. love4another

    love4another Forum Resident

    Do you have the Slayer ones, or the Who's next one?
     
  7. wbhendrix

    wbhendrix Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    i have the who's next.
     
  8. love4another

    love4another Forum Resident

    Do you have Stevie ?
     
  9. watsy1958

    watsy1958 Active Member

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    It's nice to see people taking the steps to purchase a 5.1 system as far as the 5.1 music don't waste your time and effort into collect any type of upmix because it not true surround sound the person who ever invented upmixing should get his but kicked like I said it's just a teckneak trying to fool you to believe its 5.1 when it really isn't.
     
  10. wbhendrix

    wbhendrix Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    you're right - but for casual listening i can enjoy a fake 5.1 mix... i know thats heresy around these parts but if done right, i like some of them.
     
  11. rck60s

    rck60s Well-Known Member

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    His stuff is very well done as is most of the stuff done by the members of the group he is part of..I am a member of that group as well and I have done over 200 5.1 upmixes and am quite pleased with he quality..
     
  12. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    Man, Dynamite Kid A has done some amazing upmixes of material we're never likely to see in that format. I agree that his Station to Station is pretty phenomenal. Thanks for the link to his Facebook page.
     
  13. thestereofan

    thestereofan Senior Member

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    I LOVE the DKA up-mixes. Try the Ambrosia / Ambrosia up-mix, it is amazing. He is a real genius. Wish he would do Dan Fogelberg or Kansas.
     
  14. pdenny

    pdenny 20-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

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    I have a few DTS upmixes (don't know if they're DKA though) and some of them are phenomenal--downright discrete, to coin a phrase. NEVER A DULL MOMENT, MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR, comps for Willie Nelson and Peter Paul and Mary, etc.
     
  15. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    Yeah, those who dismiss fan upmixes on principal have no clue that they're missing some amazingly rendered surround stuff that'll never see the format officially.
     
  16. watsy1958

    watsy1958 Active Member

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    No offence but why would you want a upmix of Kansas when there is a DTS 5.1 of The Best of Kansa Iv had that for a couple years now.....care to find out how to find it
     
  17. rck60s

    rck60s Well-Known Member

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    Atlanta, Ga, USA
    Sure tell us how to find out
     
  18. rck60s

    rck60s Well-Known Member

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    I have done 4 Fogelberg upmixes which were up on one of the sites for a while...
     
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