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by Andreas
Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Toshiba Abbey Road, is it really that good?
Replies: 18
Views: 7506

Steve Hoffman himself said that the standard Abbey Road CD has noise reduction in this thread: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=39890&page=1&pp=20 Well, ask him to explain why the hiss levels are the same on the two CDs. I can say something till I'm blue in the face, but t...
by Andreas
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Toshiba Abbey Road, is it really that good?
Replies: 18
Views: 7506

Steve Hoffman himself said that the standard Abbey Road CD has noise reduction in this thread: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=39890&page=1&pp=20 I personally like the standard Abbey Road CD. It is funny how much better it sounds than the same songs on the blue album doubl...
by Andreas
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow" tidbit
Replies: 35
Views: 23517

The silver stereo/mono CD has audible hiss. There can be some NR, but it is not so obvious to me. Where would these NR artifacts be heard?
by Andreas
Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sterling Sound remastering US Beatles albums
Replies: 166
Views: 66235

...sound quality was irrelevant. Audiophile mastering would...not have diminished nor enhanced its success. Hmmm, I'm inclined not to agree. "Irrelevant" makes it sound as if Capitol didn't care about the sound. If that was true, they would have just done a straight digital transfer from the alread...
by Andreas
Sun Oct 17, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Sterling Sound remastering US Beatles albums
Replies: 166
Views: 66235

Did 'Beatles fans' want 'One'? If not, who the fuck bought all those copies? A 75-minutes Beatles Best-of-CD was what people wanted. And rightly so. Song selection was very good, sound quality was irrelevant. Audiophile mastering would have helped its reputation on certain internet forums, but it w...
by Andreas
Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Deja Vu CDs
Replies: 34
Views: 14672

Hi, I don't have the 1988 CD, I just reported what Steve had written in another thread. His recommendations are usually spot-on. About the noise reduction on the Gastwirt Deja Vu...it sounds to me as if there is unnaturally little hiss, but it is also the overall "closedness" of the sound that makes...
by Andreas
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Layla SACD coming 10/26
Replies: 12
Views: 6258

Just to clarify: The newest remaster features the original mix.
by Andreas
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Steely Dan's Aja on CD
Replies: 4
Views: 2971

Update: Steve denied that the US JVC CD is his mastering. (Wasn't this apparent with the prominent top end?)
by Andreas
Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Layla SACD coming 10/26
Replies: 12
Views: 6258

A comparison between the old Polydor, the MFSL and the remaster ("Eric Clapton remasters") would be interesting. I only have the latter, and I think it sounds fine, given the limitations of the mix. The remaster does not have any characteristics of a (bad) modern remaster. It has plenty of hiss (not...
by Andreas
Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Time for another Who's Next thread
Replies: 42
Views: 16882

Simply great. I am sure that sound of moving tape was responsible for the impressive breath of life reaching your ears. And that the tape did not show any signs of the loudness war...it was probably much quiter than the maximized Astley remaster. But didn't the tape hiss from this tape obscure the o...
by Andreas
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Time for another Who's Next thread
Replies: 42
Views: 16882

czeskleba wrote:Hasn't this whole "parodying members of the Hoffman forum" thing been just totally beaten to death by now?


But that was the whole point of this forum.
























Not.
by Andreas
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best Kinks CDs featuring original mono mixes
Replies: 20
Views: 14353

The PRT (and/or Castle) double-CD set "The Kinks Are Well-Respected Men" collects the non-album tracks from the 1960s (and therefore many of the bonus tracks on the remasters). It is 100% mono and has the best sound for mono Kinks you can get on CD. Sadly no album tracks. Those who have bought it co...
by Andreas
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Temptations - Greatest Hits
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

The 1995 2-CD anthology was not mastered by Bill Inglot, but Danny Caccavo. But the sound is great, nevertheless. All tracks in chronological order. The first CD (from The Way You Do The Things You Do to The Impossible Dream) is mono, the second CD (from Cloud Nine to Lady Soul) is stereo. (Motown 5...
by Andreas
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The Who Then And Now -- Just Mug Me And Get It Over With
Replies: 41
Views: 17591

Did you do the needle drops yourself? Were the singles in bad shape?
by Andreas
Thu Mar 04, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: The Who Then And Now -- Just Mug Me And Get It Over With
Replies: 41
Views: 17591

I'm 99.9% certain the single of ICSFM uses a different overdub from the "Singles"/BBC version. See for yourself: http://lukpac.org/mp3/who/icsfm-track-decca.mp3 The Track single is first, followed by the Decca. Yeah, they sound like crap. But I've EQ'd the hell out of them and still can't get them ...