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by thomh
Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 18275

Thom, have you listened to the Dylan discs yet? I'm curious if there really is any difference at all, or if all those drugs I did in high school are catching up to me. I'd be surprised if the Dylans weren't downconverted, but I have no hard evidence of it. Ryan I will check out Nashville, BOTT and ...
by thomh
Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 18275

Anybody know fer sure whether the Redbook portion on the Stones and Dylan SACDs is downsampled or a separate mastering? I cannot believe that these ol' master tapes has any life above 20kHz or a dynamic range over 90dB. Heck, I bet them Stones tapes fall off around 15kHz. So in a perfect world, that...
by thomh
Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 18275

I could hear some subtle differences with the Dylan stuff. Whether they were due to DSD "improvements" or different mastering or downsampling artifacts or what, I don't know. But I could tell the difference blind. Thing is, the SACD didn't always sound "better." Just different. What pre-amp/amp/etc...
by thomh
Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:40 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 18275

A couple of days ago I purchased Grieg's Norwegian Dances SACD released on the Swedish label BIS. It was recorded using DSD and contained the following introduction to this new format: The Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology used for this recording differs fundamentally from usual systems of tran...
by thomh
Tue Oct 28, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: We need a FORMAT WAR thread (or twelve)
Replies: 46
Views: 18275

SACD SCHMAC! Do not let SH and Sony make an AUDIOPHOOL out of YOU, too! FACT: DVD-A 24/192 is VASTLY superior to SACD except below 1kHz or so. DO THE MATH! FACT: DVD-A at 24/96 over six channels is VASTLY superior to multichannel SACD. DO THE MATH! FACT: DSD is FATALLY FLAWED. That's why Sony introd...
by thomh
Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable (and Record Cleaners)
Replies: 28
Views: 14504

Uh-oh! The next posts we get from Ryan now are going to have topics like:

"Why I love vinyl."
"What's on my turntable tonight."
"Help! My vinyl samples have put my CDs to shame."
"PCM gives me a headache!"

:wink:
by thomh
Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Classic Dylan Reissues Postponed
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Classic Dylan Reissues Postponed

From Fremer's Musicangle website: http://www.musicangle.com/shownews.php?id=30 This just in from Classic Records: "Classic Records regrets to inform you that because of circumstances beyond our control the Classic Bob Dylan Signature LP Series has been delayed indefinitely until further notice. Curr...
by thomh
Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Toshiba-EMI to re-press Beatles on vinyl
Replies: 18
Views: 8017

It has now been confirmed by Rick at Red Trumpet:

From our guy in Japan direct from EMI....

These LPs simply follow the original CD masters that had been pressed 11
years ago on the Odeon (not sure of spelling here) label.
by thomh
Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why do I bother?
Replies: 45
Views: 17865

Here is another fun read regarding interconnect and cable "sound". http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?s=978b4f28223c663389ec605ceaa99e21&threadid=22556&perpage=20&pagenumber=1 As I argued, this should be easy enough to prove. But as usual, the people making extraordinary cl...
by thomh
Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: So it's going to be called "Let It Be Naked" ?????
Replies: 124
Views: 39443

We might be in for a nice surprise here. Let's hope that they let the music breathe naturally.
by thomh
Mon Oct 20, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Toshiba-EMI to re-press Beatles on vinyl
Replies: 18
Views: 8017

Red Trumpet is now advertising that the original albums are "all-analog," while YS Songtrack, 1 and LIBN are not. Ryan Oh my. If this is correct then I just *might* be a bit curious in picking up 3 or 4 of the titles just to compare them to the CDs. Except for some f***-ups, the CDs really are quit...
by thomh
Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:21 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Toshiba-EMI to re-press Beatles on vinyl
Replies: 18
Views: 8017

Toshiba-EMI to re-press Beatles on vinyl

This is from Music Direct: The most exciting analog news this year! Toshiba-EMI has just announced they will be re-pressing The Beatles catalog on vinyl. Each of these pressings is scheduled for a December 16, 2003 release date. These will NOT be 180g pressings, more details coming soon. Click on ea...
by thomh
Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why do I bother?
Replies: 45
Views: 17865

Even after clearing all that up, though, I honestly think 16/44 is fine. I can't hear any difference between my LPs and the CD-Rs I make from them, although of course I'm using inferior equipment... :lol: Yeah, that is what I have been told as well. It seems inorder to appreciate the "finer details...
by thomh
Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why do I bother?
Replies: 45
Views: 17865

In this thread, which I see Luke participated, the master tapes which he has spent close to 20 years listening to and digitizing has suddenly seen a rise in dynamic range. http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12530&highlight=Whats+the+Worst+thing+about+SACDs GoldenGuy, The bo...
by thomh
Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Why do I bother?
Replies: 45
Views: 17865

With regards to the dynamic range of LPs being greater than ordinary Redbook, consider that you digitally record an LP and capture all the "magic" in the grooves. What does that tell you about transparency and dynamic range. Try going the other way with a really dynamically recorded CD. Even Steve ...