DMB Bartender 5.1 vs. stereo version

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  1. Joseph_W

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    Dave Mathews Band - "Bartender" 5.1 vs. stereo version

    I'm wondering how your systems compare between the 5.1 version on the DVD vs. the stereo version on the CD.

    The real question is the difference in base on the instrument(oboe?) that periodically hits 4 notes (E-E-D-E?). On the 5.1 version I can hear this loud and clear but on the stereo version I can barely make out the sound of the instrument. Is this consistent with what you hear, or should I be "fixing" something?

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    Anyone else find these two versions completely different?
     
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    Ron,
    Thanks for the reply. Not only did they add surround channels, but I think they added a whole new LFE channel. I was afraid the crossover in my receiver wasn't working properly.

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    Oboe? Am I assuming that you are referring to LeRoi's baritone sax phrase (described as "elephantine" I believe by Rolling Stone)? The part after each line in the verse that goes "c-d-d-c-d"? If so, yes, there certainly is an added emphasis to that element of the song in the 5.1 mix. But I don't believe it was "added" and not in the stereo mix. It's there, but not as prominent. They made good use of the LFE channel.

    I don't believe there was anything added to the song beyond what went into the original studio mix. When they mastered to 5.1, they definitely played around more with Carter's cymbals and the opening "celtic" phrases on the keyboards. But it certainly didn't blow me away in terms of what multichannel sound could do for a band like DMB.
     

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