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Thread: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

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    5.1 icon Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Please post your comments, thoughts and observations.......

    (Since this is a "HiRez" poll, it should not include how you feel about the DTS CD, however you can post your feelings comparing the DTS with the SACD/DVD-A)

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    Default Re: WE 10/24/2004 [DVD-A/SACD]: Steely Dan GAUCHO

    I have this one on DTS CD, and it is just fantastic. I gave it a 10, great songs and great surround mix, a must have for me. I can't see any reason to upgrade to the DVD-A or SACD, this one sounds superb to me in DTS CD.

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    Default Re: WE 10/24/2004 [DVD-A/SACD]: Steely Dan GAUCHO

    Well I have all 3 surround versions of this great album.
    My SACD developed cracks within 3 weeks of purchase so I had to buy the DVD-A when that came out, but I had the 563a so no play until upgrade.
    IMHO the DVD-a has a better drum sound, everthing else sounds the same.

    Now, the DTS cd mix is different beast....It has some drums(My Rivial) that are on all of the stereo versions but are missing from the new 5:1 mixes. It sticks out like a sore-thumb to me. But I hardly play the DTS version.

    I'm still giving this release a 10...and IMHO there is no major difference between the SACD/DVD-A....except for the cracks ; )

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    Default Re: WE 10/24/2004 [DVD-A/SACD]: Steely Dan GAUCHO

    Where is the AJA 5.1 mix. I also own all three MC mixes. sacd sits on the side since it does no play in my Acura.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I have the SACD version, (I bought the DVD-A, but no play on my 563a) and thought the sonics and mix to very good to excellent. Lower score because this isn't a great Steely Dan LP, much rather have Aja or Katy Lied in surround.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Great on DVD-A

    The only reason I gave it a 9 rating was because of the lack of extras.
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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Not my favorite SD album, but better than the two recent ones. Predictable surround mix, but not bad. It gets an 8 from me.
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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    This album is the biggest improvement I have observed from CD to DVD-A. Surround mix is great and music very good, a solid 9 for me. I don't plan on buying many high resolution surround recordings of music I am so familiar with but this is one that was worth it for me.

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    Default Re: WE 10/24/2004 [DVD-A/SACD]: Steely Dan GAUCHO

    Quote Originally Posted by MIDIQ
    I have this one on DTS CD, and it is just fantastic. I gave it a 10, great songs and great surround mix, a must have for me. I can't see any reason to upgrade to the DVD-A or SACD, this one sounds superb to me in DTS CD.
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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I have the DVD-A
    One of the best I've ever heard
    A must for all!

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    All of the Steely Dan/Fagen discs get high marks from me and this is no exception. This one has a soft spot in my heart as it was the first DVD-A that I bought and thus my intro into hi rez surround. I wasn't disappointed. A 10!

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Just picked up the DVD-A last month. Too bad I waited so long. It sounds incredible!

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Masterpiece.10

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    One word summary.
    Beautiful.
    I only got this one recently, and my sole regret is that I didn't buy it earlier.
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I was a bit disappointed with my SACD version compared to my regular 16 bit copy.

    The SACD doesn't sound that much better. Just a little less grainy.

    I always thought that the regular 16 bit version was a good example of how good a well made CD could sound.

    I qualify this comment by saying that I use a good quality CD player but only a modest priced SACD player.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    The DVD-A is very smooth; not the best I've ever heard but no regrets. The old DTS CD was pretty good for what it was in it's day but this is the rest of the sound we always knew was there.
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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I'd say about 8 to 9 for the music, and a 10 for the audio and surround mix. It's pretty much a reference quality DVD-A to show off your 5.1 setup.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by umrk View Post
    I was a bit disappointed with my SACD version compared to my regular 16 bit copy.

    The SACD doesn't sound that much better. Just a little less grainy.

    I always thought that the regular 16 bit version was a good example of how good a well made CD could sound.

    I qualify this comment by saying that I use a good quality CD player but only a modest priced SACD player.
    Hmm, must be the SACD player. Listening to Gaucho here in Super Audio CD surround, it's excellent!

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    One of those discs I reserve a 10 for. I have the DVDa. Definitely one to be used for demo'ing your system.
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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    a keeper. I have yet to hear the sacd or dts but this was very well thought out. I have all the dvd-audio stuff that the dan put out and all of fagens solo stuff on HR. I'm extremly pleased with this stuff. from a tape master to almost perfection, with no audible noise that was always there in older formats. I remember my 1st cd player , I had "Abbey Road" you could hear the tape start ( hiss). but now all this stuff from the 70's sounds sooo nice!

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I found 3 copies of the DVD-A today... but I left 2 for the next lucky owners.

    Steely Dan has never been one of my favourites, but geez this disc is great. Sonically and musically.

    The store also had a copy of the dts version, but it was $6 more... how'd they figure that ???

    I agree with the reference rating.

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    My favorite of the Fagen/Steely Dan DVD-A's. 10

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I'm bumping 'Gaucho' to THE reference disc.

    WOW !

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    I've read in this forum that the DTS and SACD mixes are different.

    BUT

    Are the SACD and DVD-A mixes the same?

    Arigato,

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    Default Re: Steely Dan - GAUCHO [DVD-A/SACD]

    Quote Originally Posted by sq10 View Post
    I've read in this forum that the DTS and SACD mixes are different.

    BUT

    Are the SACD and DVD-A mixes the same?

    Arigato,

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    Yes, they are the same.

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