Found this thread after doing a google re: sound quality. Saw the band last night (29th Oct) in Melbourne AUS at Palais Theater. The guys played hard and well but unfortunately for such a virtuoso group of players who have spent so much time on their craft honing their skills and sound the front house PA system was a total let down. Jordan was lost for 50% of the songs, John's 7 string growled the front speakers beyond their abilities on anything much below E and James' vocals were non discernible for most of the show apart from the quieter (acoustic / accompaniment) sections.
I believe the mix was at fault only partially and only for some of the time, it seemed more like a case of trying to poke a "500 pound gorilla through a 200 pound PA" issue. I've seen DT 3 times now in Melbourne - this is by far the worst sound setup so far, admittedly the other 2 shows did not have stellar sound either, with the tour previous to this (5 years ago) being the best.
Does not diminish my love for DT musically but after this one I'm not likely to venture out a 4th time unless specific mention was made to improve the front house sound, it was terrible. Some rabid fan was absolutely losing his S**T out the front after the show about it, and again YMMV depending on seating potentially - I've spoken to 3 other "groups", 2 agree and 1 thought it was "ok" sound.
Sorry for the poor live feedback, its not an indictment on the playing, the band or their efforts, they gave their all - but for me it was marred completely by a piece of crap sound system and at times well off mix.
I'm not disappointed with the quality of the sound on the dvd.
There is no dts and the mix is not best.
Hope DT takes this for the next live recording, because it is DT unworthy.
Thank you mrdrum, that was very informative.
Actually I like all guitars of John Petrucci, so I decided to draw one of the Majesty.