Dave wrote:It would be very easy to check. Rip both CD versions (standalone, and CD hybrid layer) using an accurate ripper (Exact Audio Copy, dbPoweramp) and compare them as data. Any alteration of the data will show itself.
Not true. Roland in another thread talks about how he boosted, ever so slightly, the top end on a file using EAC and when compared to the original showed no difference what so ever.
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