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I wouldn't hesitate to buy from yesasia.com in the future .

Edit: The more I listen to The Best Of Santana SACD it is a little erratic in the mastering. This might be due to it being a complication of songs from different albums with different quality mixes. I'm glad I bought it to have in my collection but can't really give it a hardy recommendation.

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Good to hear that yesasia.com came through but a bit disappointed to hear that the Santana disc isn't as good, as we hoped it might be! Do you still feel the same way about it?

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I received The Best Of Santana and Jennifer Warnes The Hunter SACDs today from yesasia.com. The packaging was excellent with multiple layers of bubble wrap so the cases did not get damaged. I'm listening to the Santana disc as I type and it sounds quite good. I do not have the original CD so I can't do any type of comparison. The insert is a large fold out poster on heavy paper stock. In the liner notes it states that the mastering was done by George Marino. The Hunter SACD sounds great as well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from yesasia.com in the future .

Edit: The more I listen to The Best Of Santana SACD it is a little erratic in the mastering. This might be due to it being a complication of songs from different albums with different quality mixes. I'm glad I bought it to have in my collection but can't really give it a hardy recommendation.

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Is there any correlation between the age of the song and the sound quality?

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Bill,

Good to hear that yesasia.com came through but a bit disappointed to hear that the Santana disc isn't as good, as we hoped it might be! Do you still feel the same way about it?

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Brent,

My thoughts on The Best of Santana SACD have not changed. I would save the money and buy something that sounds better. I just left a short review of the SACD over at HRAudio.net.

I do not have the CD version of The Best of Santana but I was disappointed by the erratic SQ of this SACD. Some tracks sounded fine and others sounded terrible. I can not honestly recommend this SACD.

http://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php...1279&showall=1

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Is there any correlation between the age of the song and the sound quality?

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There could be as the older tracks actually sounded better. Track 8: Open Invitation sounds terrible, so bad that I skipped to the next track. As I mentioned earlier with this being a "best of" compilation there is different quality of recordings between albums. This SACD will make me think twice before buying a title that has just been released with no reviews. But the two other reviews over at HRAudio.net were positive. So I guess reviews are not always accurate IMO.

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Brent,

My thoughts on The Best of Santana SACD have not changed. I would save the money and buy something that sounds better. I just left a short review of the SACD over at HRAudio.net.

I do not have the CD version of The Best of Santana but I was disappointed by the erratic SQ of this SACD. Some tracks sounded fine and others sounded terrible. I can not honestly recommend this SACD.

http://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php...1279&showall=1

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Thanks Bill, I will definitely save my dollars and not spring for this one!
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Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scott's Blu-ray

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms SHM-SACD.

I was looking to grab the BIA SHM-SACD for a long time but the prices were a bit steep. Well I searched high and low and found it on sale at Music Direct for $39.99. Music Direct is having a 20% sale on select music with free shipping over $49. Grabbed the Jeff Beck Blu-ray to put the order over $49 .

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