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HiRez Poll Santana - SANTANA (Debut Album) [SACD - JAPAN]

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Rate the SACD of Santana - SANTANA (Debut Album)

  • 7

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  • 6

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  • 5

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  • 4

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  • 3

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  • 2

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  • 1: Terrible Content, Surround Mix, and Fidelity

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  • Total voters
    65

sfactor23

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Oct 25, 2011
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It was in the mailbox when I came home today...two days earlier than expected! You are correct, @Clint Eastwood in that I have come up with a litany of complaints about this release:

1. The 7 inch package doesn't fit easily on my shelf. :cry:
2. The cover says that this is an SQ record, but inside is a discrete SACD. WTF! I thought I was getting matrix vinyl!!! All that discrete stuff coming from four speakers confuses me. :eek:
3. Best Buy doesn't sell any of the quadraphonic equipment shown on the inside sleeve. :(
4. There is too much dynamic range. How am I going to hear the quiet parts on my Walkman while watching my town's fireworks display. Shame on you SONY. (n)
5. Most of the notes are written in Japanese. I don't read Japanese. Where are The Vapors when you need them? :rolleyes:

Let's see...a one point deduct for each of the above. So that lowers my overall score from a 15 to a 10. Do better next time folks. ;)

Seriously, this thing blows away any earlier release of this recording. A magnificent job all around.
What’s a Walkman? :unsure::p
 

JohnA

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Dec 1, 2006
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Greater London
I'll subtract 0.1 because the bass level is a bit too high

Rounds up to 10:love:, what a blast - these are 1969 tapes and they rock!
Evil Ways and Soul Sacrifice have such a visceral energy, no filler tracks in this debut album

In a sea of mediocre surround offerings, it shows how it's done.
 

par4ken

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I'll subtract 0.1 because the bass level is a bit too high

Rounds up to 10:love:, what a blast - these are 1969 tapes and they rock!
Evil Ways and Soul Sacrifice have such a visceral energy, no filler tracks in this debut album

In a sea of mediocre surround offerings, it shows how it's done.
Others say the bass is too low, I think it's just about right. That's what bass and treble controls are for but can be a pain to adjust on modern equipment. I like the old analog stuff, just twist a knob!
 

HomerJAU

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Dynamic Range:

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Analyzed: Santana / Santana (Quad) Japan SACD
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.14 dB -16.69 dB 4:05 01-Waiting
DR13 -0.78 dB -16.24 dB 4:05 02-Evil Ways
DR11 -1.37 dB -16.60 dB 3:14 03-Shades of Time
DR11 -1.60 dB -16.02 dB 2:51 04-Savor
DR12 -0.22 dB -15.03 dB 4:18 05-Jingo
DR12 -0.96 dB -14.64 dB 2:37 06-Persuasion
DR12 -0.18 dB -17.31 dB 4:45 07-Treat
DR10 -2.36 dB -15.38 dB 4:37 08-You Just Don't Care
DR11 -1.06 dB -16.60 dB 6:37 09-Soul Sacrifice
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR12
 
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