"In Modern Times" by Spyro Gyra, should I buy the SACD or DVD-A?

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  1. John Pine

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    Anybody have either one, or better yet heard both? In the past I have tended to favor the multi-track recordings. So naturally I was leaning towards the DVD-A, but I've read the the multi-track option on the SACD is awesome. Any feedback?
     
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    eh.. didn't know it was also on DVD-A; as far as i know there is only a SACD multichannel of this album; I have it - great surround mix too [​IMG]

    There is a good review at timefordvd.com

    edit: actually it does mention at the end of that review that this is also available on DVD-Audio; one would assume that if it was the same label (heads up) the mix would be the same for DVDA as it was for SACD?
     
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    I'd go with the SACD. It's got 3-way play: SACD M/C, SACD stereo, and CD layer.
     
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    FeisalK: Yes, I also found that review. Another review I read, also mentioned a DVD-A version available.

    Rachael: Good point, I hadn't considered that!



    UPDATE: Just ordered "In Modern Times" and "DSOTM" SACD's for $34 shipped from Amazon. Not bad, and I didn't have to fight Atlanta traffic to get them!
     
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    John, Rachael et al.:

     
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    Paul, I bet the DVD-A is nice in M/C too. If you had a really nice DVD-A player, that would proably be reason enough to get it. I doubt there's some huge difference between the SACD and DVD-A M/C programs. I doubt many folks could identify them correctly when A-B'ed. This stuff has been argued to death on this very forum to the point of annoying many a folk! The SACD is particularly convient with 3-way play. [​IMG]

    John, if you like MODERN TIMES, get ORIGINAL CINEMA too. I can't decide which I like better!?! Best wishes dudes! [​IMG]
     
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    I would recommend the SACD as not only is it a great MC mix but the redbook layer sounds excellent. Also to consider is that Telarc does their recording in DSD (if important to you). If you like that album I will second Original Cinema to pick up as well, plus it is an enhanced CD. I wish more albums would come out as hybrid enhanced CD's as the extra content could take away an advantage of DVD-A.
     

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