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Hell freezes over

As I am so priviledged to have a CDP that also plays DVD-Audio, I just started spinning the fabulous Eagles DVD "Hell freezes over". My goodness what a great sound! I have never heard drums sound like this from my system. Why I never thought of doing that before I don't know. I have only watched it in my el-cheapo DVD player connected to the TV. Of course it's not bad to have the footage too, but the sound is 1000% better on my system.

I gotta do this more often

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Re: Hell freezes over

Good DVD-A and SACD are wonderful formats.

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Re: Hell freezes over

That disc is a very popular demo source at shows.

Hotel Califonia seems to be the most often played cut.

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DVD-A with video?

The 1998 DVD-V version contains:

DTS surround @ 48/20

PCM 2.0 default @ 48 khz.

The great live sound must be one of those mastering things?

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I'm confused. Keld, are you talking about the DVD-A or the DVD-V? I didn't think there was any video on the DVD-A, just the metadata.

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I have only a couple of DVD-A discs. These contain a DVD video side (sound with video) and a separate 24/96 DVD-A side with no pictures.

Keld what do you have?

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I have the DVD-V, but my Thule CDP/DVD player takes it all. Videos and Audio DVD's, but I don't use it for movie-DVD's.

Why the sound is so incredible I have no idea.

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Well, it's not a DVD version but I find that their new 2 disk "The Very Best Of" CD sounds absolutely fabulous also. Remastered by, in my opinion the best shop around know as Sterling Sound of NY. It seems like any CD that comes out of that place just sounds amazing. I wonder if they reworked the one you are listening to also?

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Why the sound is so incredible I have no idea.


I suspect dumbo put his finger (trunk?) on it. The difference between a well recorded/mastered CD and a poor one can be much, MUCH greater than the difference between a well recorded/mastered CD and a well recorded/mastered DVD. It is probably just a really well made disc. However, can you really say, scout's honour, that there was absolutely no expectation bias in there?

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There's not a word on the mastering, but the video was made in the EU by Geffen Home Video, and the executive producer was Joel Stillerman. And it's a MTV production...

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Quote:

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Why the sound is so incredible I have no idea.


I suspect dumbo put his finger (trunk?) on it. The difference between a well recorded/mastered CD and a poor one can be much, MUCH greater than the difference between a well recorded/mastered CD and a well recorded/mastered DVD. It is probably just a really well made disc. However, can you really say, scout's honour, that there was absolutely no expectation bias in there?

I believe there wasn't cuz I haven't played it in two years, and that was on my cheap DVD player, and as such I had no idea how it would sound.

However the DVD is one of the very few digital media's I own, that can even begin to compare with the sound from my TT.

But scout's honour? I am not sure. It hard to be objective with yourself

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The original 1994 release was mastered by Ted Jensen who is the senior mastering engineer at Sterling Sound.

Released in several different formats since the original there is no indication remastering has beeen employed.

There doesn't seem to be a DVD-A release of this title.

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