Santana- Supernatural Dvd-a...

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  1. David Coleman

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    I haven't really had the chance to listen as it's so late at night but I must say that this is a high value disc!

    Along with a 2.0 and 5.1 mix both at 24/96 it also has photo galleries, lyrics, DD, along with 4 videos and a short interview!!

    As for the disc itself it does have an annoying ARISTA introduction before it loads to autoplay the 5.1. On the good side you can use the audio button to toggle between the stereo and the 5.1!
     
  2. Phil A

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    Do you have the CD to compare the 2-channel mix? The CD has awful compression. Great music but poor recording. I hope they fixed it with the DVD-A.
     
  3. David Coleman

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    Bad news!! Both the multichannel and the stereo sound compressed! However the stereo sounds a little better than the CD compression-wise
     
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    Thanks, I guess they can only improve the mess so much.
     
  5. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    Has anyone heard the vinyl version? It's been on sale for sometime now.

    I was looking forward to getting a good version of this recording.
     
  6. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    Any other reports?
     
  7. Michael_T

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    I have the Classic vinyl, the original CD and now the DVD-A, and the vinyl is the way to go. It has the overall best quality sound.

    Being a diehard Santana fan I was very happy to have "Supernatural" available on DVD-A, yet I was not so impressed with the disc overall. The stereo presentation was fine, a bit better than the CD, but not as good as the Classic vinyl. The MCH mix is bit of a mess, actually, and generally I "drool" over MCH mixes.

    If you had to get only one version of Supernatural, the vinyl is it.
     
  8. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    Thanks.
     
  9. Ed St. Clair

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    The SA-(hate the hyphon)CD has been reported on the Steve Hoffman site, too also be compressed.
    Bummer.
    Great music.
    Horrific mastering.

    The DVD-A may only sound better because of the additional 'head room', from 16/44.1 to 24/48.
     
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  11. Ron Reda

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    While I think the redbook CD version is horrible sound-wise, I thought that the stereo DVD-A version sounds a lot better. It doesn't rank as one of the best sounding DVD-A discs, but I don't think it's that bad.
     
  12. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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  13. Justin Lane

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    I really enjoy this disc. Though the music is still compressed (due to the original mastering), the stereo track on the DVD-A easily bests the CD. THe multichannel mix is also quite decent. I would term it middle of the road... not super discrete and not just reverb of some sort. Coupled with the excellent bonus features, this disc is a no brainer at 13.99 from many retailers.

    J
     
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  16. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    I found it interesting that the person who produced the DVD-A states that he didn't use and compression at all. I guess I'll get it and return it if I don't like it.
     
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