Surround music R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Ed Hughes, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life


    If it had taken off in a car audio environment, it might have had a chance.
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  3. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Somebody should tell Dutton Vocalion. GARBAGE. :laugh:
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  4. PsychGuy

    PsychGuy Forum Resident

    Comments that follow the article are much better than the article itself.
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  5. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    If surround mixes weren't continually bundled with CD's and other stuff a lot of people don't need, perhaps it'd be healthier.

    Also, if surround albums were sold online on HDTracks or whatnot, that would also go along way. There's no reason surround sound needs to be permanently relegated to shiny round things.
  6. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Except for the fact that you have to drive from either the far left, or far right side of the interior. Unless you sit parked, and sit in the center.
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  7. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    DC area
    DVD-Audio? Who wrote this...Rip Van Winkle?
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  8. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    seriously. and tell Roger Waters since he's got Animals upcoming in surround. ...and those pesky Beatles. White Album in surround later this year....and Fleetwood Mac, who just put out Tusk, Mirage and the '75 album in surround. yeah, it's dead alright.
  9. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Berlin, Germany
    Man, ain't that the truth.
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  10. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    This is just more crap being passed on as the truth to the media.
  11. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    And the Doobie Brothers' quad albums later this year.
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  12. Ski Bum

    Ski Bum Happy Audiophile

    Long Island, NY
    Who is still making an audiophile quality multichannel pre-amp that will take the multichannel analog output from a multichannel SACD or BD-A player? I think there are still a couple on the market (e.g. McIntosh as part of a full A/V component), but it is pretty much a lost product category. I'd be delighted to be corrected.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  13. Digital-G

    Digital-G Forum Resident

    Dayton, OH
    Surround is dead. CDs are dead. Rock is dead. Audio Fidelity is dead. Next thing you know someone is going to tell me that 8-tracks aren't viable anymore!

    Why is everyone so gung-ho to kill off our music choices?
  14. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    I hear rumours of surround's demise this all around me... ;)
  15. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Harsh, but not entirely wrong either. :agree:
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  16. Joint Attention

    Joint Attention Forum Resident

    Gig Harbor, WA
    So many things wrong with that article.

    DVD-A hit the market in 2000, way before record shops started disappearing. In fact, that year was the best sales year for CDs and music revenues ever.

    And there absolutely was a format war with SACD, which doesn't even deserve a mention?
  17. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yup, thought that was odd when I read this nonsense.
  18. fredblue

    fredblue Forum Resident

    London, England
    so let me get this straight, the Grammy award for best surround sound music is withdrawn in the same year "Appetite For Destruction" is released in 5.1..? :crazy:
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  19. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    Car systems, like home systems have balance (and fade). My home system has more than one listening position and it sounds excellent when the balance is correct. From MY experience, your post is silly. You will have the exact same problem with stereo recordings in a car without a balance control. I will concede that when the driver's sweet spot is dialed in, the passenger spot will not sound good.
  20. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

  21. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

  22. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Forum Resident Thread Starter

  23. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If You Fly A Flag Of Hate You Ain't No Kin To Me

    Gilbert Arizona
    Not a bad article. Similar to my feelings ten years ago when I gave up on surround.
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  24. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
  25. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Sushi Is Dead ! actually, some love it, while others find it disgusting, but our headline is much more sensational for The Sheep.
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