Stunning 96/24 Audio DVD
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This version of Hobo by Sara K. is actually a 96 kHz, 24-bit DVD that essentially has no video, just high-resolution audio. (Note to editors: it probably belongs in the music section of the store!) It can be played on any DVD-Video player but will give best results on ones that have internal 96x24 DACs, or for optimal results 96x24 on digital outputs. With a player like the Pioneer DV-414 the digital outputs can be connected to an external D/A converter like the Assemblage DAC-3 or other types for phenomenal results.Even without the external converter, the high resolution of 96 x 24 is like nothing you've ever heard before. It blows away CD on depth, width, timbre, reverberation and sense of space, and because of all of this, the emotional impact and involvement in the music.The tunes here are beautifully arranged and performed. They're sexy jazz and pop pieces played with minimal instrumentation, a perfect beat, top-notch playing, and outstanding recording engineering. The music is at the same time engagingly fun and incredibly cleanly recorded. The topic of most of the songs is sex, but in a way that's intelligently stimulating, rather than bludgeoning as in mainstream rock.I'm new to Jazz, but get a feeling I'm listening to some of the best of it in these Chesky DVDs."