Yeah I was under the impression that even the MLP/DTS-MA tracks on BDs are usually 48kHz, even though they're lossless and even though those formats are capable of having 96 and 192kHz streams.
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From: Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, December 8, 2017 05:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Universal Mexico Decca Remasterings
> Hi Gary,
> I'm not surprised. 48K/24Bit is the film industry standard. As one who
> edited and mastered DVDs for a few of the major film studios, I can tell
> you that while the video was generally remastered to a Hi-Def format,
> the audio (at least, for the couple of hundred feature film titles and
> TV shows that I worked on) was re-purposed from Std. Def DVD files. I
> would expect that DVD-A is no different, weather it is mastered with DTS
> encoding or Dolby AC3.
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 12/8/2017 11:22 AM, Gary A. Galo wrote:
> > Does anyone know anything about the Decca Analog Golden Era recordings that are being issued by Universal Mexico? I just got the four Blu-ray discs of the Del Monaco operas. Despite the claim that these are PureAudio Blu-ray discs at 192 kHz/24-bit, the only program I can find on my Oppo UDP-205 or my wife's BDP-93 is DTS HD at 48 kHz/24-bit. Have you heard anything about these? I'm wondering if I am the only one who noticed. The reviewers in Fanfare all seem to have only the CD versions of these remasterings, not the Blu-rays.
> > It seems very strange that these are coming out of Mexico only. The booklets say that the actual tape-to digital transfers were done at Abbey Road Studios, which I also find strange. I thought all the Decca tapes were in Hanover.
> > Based on sampling these last night, I will say that even at 48 kHz, the sound is superb - better than anything Decca has issued here of this material. Strangely, I have found a lot of the Decca Originals remasterings to be very bright on top, including the Karajan Otello and the Solti Salome and Elektra. Regarding Salome and Elektra, the Blu-ray editions are just as bright as the two previous CD releases.
> > Best,
> > Gary
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> > Gary Galo
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