Santana's Supernatural DVD comments.

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  1. ken thompson

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    This would have been one fantastic concert to see live. The DVD transfers a great image but the audio, while I've heard worse, was not that impressive. Did I get a bum disc or do ya'll feel the same way? Both the 5.1 and DTS versions seem to collapse into the center channel too much.
     
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    I thought the DTS track was superb! It seems there are two kinds of mixes out there, the ones that place you in the front row and the ones that place you on stage. I prefer the front row. Nothing worse than horns and background vocals coming from the surrounds.
    This is basically my beef with Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" and James Taylor's "Live at the Beacon Theater". Great performances with really clean sound, but the mixes place you on stage somewhere. For concert footage, surrounds should be used for ambience. They should make you feel the size of the hall and place you "in" the audience during applause.
    As for Santana, I didn't notice any "collapsing into center" as you say you heard.
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    Glorious 2.0 stereo with no surround processing. [​IMG]
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