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    Default Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Post your thoughts and comments on the 2002 5.1 Mix of this classic album, originally issued by WB/Rhino as a DVD-A, and subsequently released in Japan as an SACD in August 2011.

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Chicago V

    Excellent overall. I like the DVD-A mix more than the Quad, and this is maybe the only occourrence.

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    Default Re: WE 11/21/2004 [DVD-A]: Chicago V

    A '9'....if I loved Chicago more, might even been a '10'....this is, IMO, their best album track for track, and the mix really brings everything out.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Chicago V [13]

    This one was a tough decision for me. I have used this LP, CD as one of the first few i try on any new piece of equipment i buy {reciever, speakers, turntable, etc.} because it sounds so good. I have been so used to the stereo mix that the surround mix sounded wierd at first to me. But after several listens i finaly think it sounds as good as the stereo version {possibly better}. The music to me is a definate 10, and the surround mix is a 9. But since i ilke this disc so much i have to go with 10 overall.

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    I guess if you compare it to an SQ LP - its great - and sonically it is, but for the quad mix - i'd go with the Q8. I don't like voices in all four speakers. I like them center front.
    its fine for surround - but I like my quad (or 5.1) "discreet". And Dialogue is one of my favorites - love the fact that the electric bass is a lead instrument.

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    I am not a Chicago fan at all but my younger brother was. However, this was the only Chicago album I could "tolerate" and actually did like, especially the Q8 version. I like the DVD-A for its aggressive use of 4 channels.

    Gave it an 8.
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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    Not as good as Chicago II but still a great disc.
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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    8 heartfelt points. The best this album has ever sounded. Beyond good. Almost 9 points.

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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    Great. Buy it before it's to late.
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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    Wow. Wow. Wow! The album's first track, "A Hit By Varese," freaks out everyone I show it to in 5.1. The low end, the strange melody, the horns, the funkiness - they absolutely dig it.

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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    yes - the sound is great - but the mix - just can't get into it. to me "discreet" means seperate - and there's just to much cross channel information (for my tastes)

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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    I love Chicago, and the material itself is a 10. Wit the sound, too much cross channel stuff, and the sub is way way low, you certainly feel the bass, but you hardly hear the percussive part of Peter's bass playing. Maybe I have heard the stereo and quad versions too much though. I did give it an 8, for over all effort execution, etc.

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    Default Re: Chicago V [DVD-A]

    It is awesome how well the instruments can be identified in the DVD-A version. The old 2-ch is very good but somehow the horns are mixed together and form a single mass of noise that deos not sound as nice as the DVD-A.

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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]

    This disc is a monster, a must have. I'll throw in with Felix, "A Hit By Varese" is stunning. Gave it a "9".

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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    I revisited this disc this afternoon while once again escaping from the heat of the Northeast US. I remember listening to this on vinyl. I would play only the first minute or so of each song except for 'All Is Well' and 'Saturday in the Park' because with the LP format, compression and other limitations rendered the complex instrumentation almost a din at loud sound levels. With this DVDA, it is all there, clear and open even with the volume cranked. What is even more impressive is that, although the mix is hardly aggressive, lacking extensive separation of sounds between the fronts and rears, it is just so wonderfully satisfying!

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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    had this one from the start. Would rather see another Chicago in 5.1, but this will do. I went a 9. Very good production.
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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    oh no... not another stupid one vote from you know who....and this is my favourite Chicago album... booooooooooo.

    those meaningless one votes are like a computer virus

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    9. What's great is fantastic: Saturday, Dialogue and A Hit by Varese. Some of the rest is uneven. A woodie.
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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Some say V is only half as good as X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elroy View Post
    Some say V is only half as good as X.
    I'd rather have chocolate than a woodie.. on second thoughts I like them both....

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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    I gave it an "8" when I first joined here and I probably stick by that.. possibly I might even give it a "9" now, its another superb Klingberg/Kellogg surround mix. sound quality is pristine too, I can't see how you could improve on the sound here (though I'd love to be proven wrong!).
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    As any woman will attest, woodies are free, chocolate you need to pay for.

    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    I'd rather have chocolate than a woodie.. on second thoughts I like them both....
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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    I'm finally getting ahold of this disc via eBay. The 2011 SACD version for $27 (incl. shipping)
    Can't wait to finally have this one in, and I'll get in a vote once I do.

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    Default Re: Chicago - V [DVD-A]/[SACD-JAPAN]

    Quote Originally Posted by rtbluray View Post
    I'm finally getting ahold of this disc via eBay. The 2011 SACD version for $27 (incl. shipping)
    Can't wait to finally have this one in, and I'll get in a vote once I do.
    Congratulations on the purchase. You'll enjoy it.

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    Finally got the dvd-a! Great sound quality and surround mix... I like the mix more than some of the other reviewers here; plenty of discrete elements to my ears. Music content is a bit inconsistent for my tastes (as compared to CTA which kicks a** from start to finish!) I give it an 8. Wish I could find the CTA Quadio disc somewhere... That thing seems to be really rare!

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