Actually, it IS a DTS disk. I have it, and it is very good. Excellent surround mix, and very nice sound quality for a lossy format. Mike.VACamper said:However, this is a full-blown high-resolution DVD-Audio release, not a low resolution DTS Disc. I think it should be in the Hi-Rez music poll forum rather than here.
It is indeed a full-blown DVD-A here.I have this release also, and while it is released on the DTS label, it is in true, DVD-A multi-channel format. Recommended - I give it an 8.
haha WOW! A thread from the past...good one Lute. I don't have this disc, but I know Esteban is an excellent musician....hmmmm. Might have to see if I can locate a copy...I decided to go ahead and give this one a 9. Nice, immersive surround mix. Some of it is reverb, but there is plenty going on in the surrounds. Miking is on the close side close with good fidelity. The music is polished and quite soothing. One might say it's "Smooth Flamenco". Some of the percussion and other instruments add a mystical Middle-Eastern & Indian flavor. Esteban's Flamenco guitar playing is excellent.
I tend to place more and more value on kick-back music as time goes on.That's about what I paid for it. I love finding these little surround treasures. I went to my local music shop to pick up some of AF's new SACDs and came across a nice display of DVD-As. I picked up 6. I would have gotten more but I had just scooped up 12 classical SACDs in a different shop.
I think you'll like Esteban. It may not be groundbreaking music, but it's a good disc to kick back to and crack open a brew. :brew
Thanks for the recent posts on this one, Lute and all. I've been tempted to buy it more than once but couldn't get a good sense of the quality. It still doesn't show up in the Hi-Rez DVD-A Surround Poll unfortunately. It also seems the price can spike, usually when I'm looking to buy.:violinI decided to go ahead and give this one a 9.