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Surround sound flac albums, 6ch flacs anyone?
post Dec 17 2012, 17:37
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Hi all,

Another random question:

What 6ch lossless albums do people own or know about?

I bought some cheap music DVDs MTV unplugged type stuff and can extract out the ac3/dts soundtracks so if I want I can just listen to them as audio tracks.
It got me wondering if there are lossless surround sound albums?

Technically I guess videos could count here as I cannot play multi-channel PCM via SPDIF, I have to send it via HDMI, so could send the video as well, but I just wondering! rolleyes.gif

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post Dec 27 2012, 04:32
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Yep, DVD-As and SACDs are lossless. Some of them are also surround sound. The tough part is just finding albums that are mixed in surround, and available for purchase. I've never found more than 5 albums I wanted which had a surround mix. Out of those 5, two sounded identical to the stereo mixes, but with extra reverb in the back channels. Very disappointing. (The other 3, however, were stunning.)

You can try looking for some of these releases, but you'll probably need new equipment to play them also. They're lossless but they're definitely not FLACs, and they've got heavy DRM chaining the audio to the disc.

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