Has anyone heard these?- Hodie DVD-A

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  1. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    I was just buying up a storm at DVD Empire when I came across these DVD-As I've never seen before:
    Click here and scroll to the "Hodie DVD-A" section
    I ordered Mozart's Requiem because the SACD I have of this piece is not impressive (sound yes, performance no), and I'm dying to have a great surround sound high-res version of my favorite classical vocal piece.
    They have lots of Mozart as well as Beethoven's 9th. Sure, the selection is rather drab (the same pieces released over and over again), but if they sound really good, it would be worth it for me.
     
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    Mike: Maybe you already know this, but it's my understanding that the first batch of Hodie dvd-audios were actually made on dvd-recorders that Hodie personally owned, so you had to own a player that could play back recordable dvd discs!
    For some reason or other, Hodie couldn't find a disc manufacturer that met their needs, so they just duplicated the titles themselves. This is most probably why they were so extraordinarily expensive a year or so ago.
    From what I have read on AudioAsylum, the sound quality is supposed to be excellent.
    http://www.hodie-world.com/
    LJ
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    Hodie is taking the same road as AIX. Record/Mix/Master all in in hi-res digital. I have not heard them either, let us know.
     
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    The sonics are quite good.

    I'm not a big classical buff, and the tempi that Cobra uses are a bit off from standard.

    It's hard for me to seperate the sonics from the performance on these... they feel way too slow, almost ponderous.

    Regards,
     
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