This is the first I've heard of "crosstalk," or that it's a desirable sound characteristic. Is that basically where something intended to be placed in the right channel "bleeds" over into the left channel, and vice versa?
What I don't understand is how every CD you buy, even the ones in the $5 bin at Walmart show the year of the release, as well as who mastered / produced it, etc. Yet we're to believe that it's all but impossible to get that information on these 24/96 versions from HDTracks. That doesn't make any sense.
Wait, is this something that actually happens? Because that's literally synonymous with a gas station taking 87 octane unleaded, putting it in the 93 octane side of the pump and selling it as 93 octane.
What makes it so difficult to get the info from the record label? Do they just send you an automated email with a download link or something like that? Some type of proprietary distribution software? Just based on my ignorance, I would assume that if a live person puts you in contact with the actual files you'll be selling in your online store, you would at least have a point of contact to start with in finding out details about mastering, etc. If it's all automated, and...