On some of my Redbook collections, the soundstage is very well defined, instruments placement, vocal dispersion, are deep. For instance, this recording, has a very deep and clean presentation: http://www.google.com/musicl?lid=608...id=8opwOJJt2fL
but not on this:
both were live recordings. So, this is my questions: what gives? microphones' locations, brand, technology, recording engineers' artistry, or pure art (timing, combination of all of the above, voodoo)?
ps: On SF Cremona, when soundstage is right on, boy, what a music!