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post #16 of 42
first, never use ORIGINAL cd's in the car. for this very reason. its fair use to copy your cd and use the burned ones in the car.

second, I would recommend buying used cd's (amazon, etc). buying new just gives the riaa more money (feh!) - but buying used goes not give them a single penny. I realize some may disagree with this, fwiw..

third, the originals are a bit 'nastier' in sound quality but they ARE the originals. I've heard some of the remixes and I'm not that impressed; but it could be that I've just gotton used to the mix of the orig and anything different sounds 'wrong' after all these years.
post #17 of 42
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Originally Posted by linuxworks View Post
first, never use ORIGINAL cd's in the car. for this very reason. its fair use to copy your cd and use the burned ones in the car.
I've learned my lesson of carrying my CD's in the car, and have already started burning copies of some for the car.
post #18 of 42
The best sounding Led Zeppelin you can buy on CD are the Barry Diament mastered CD's. The remasters are loud and pale in comparison. If your patient, you can find used copies of the Barry Diament CD's for around $5 - $9 each. How do you know if they are Barry's masteres? Check the back. If it has mastering credits for anyone other than Barry - don't buy them. If they have NO mastering credit - it's probably a Diament master.

Now, if you want the very best remasters, you'll need to track down some vinyl, but that's a whole 'nother issue. PM me if your interested though.
post #19 of 42
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My car was broken into the other night, and a whole bunch of my CD's were stolen. Most of them was newish music that doesn't raise many complecations when replacing.
But my Zeppelin CD's were stolen, and I don't know what to buy. Should I just go to the music store and replace them with what they have there? Or should I look at getting a box set or something like this Amazon.com: Definitive Collection Mini LP Replica: Led Zeppelin: Music

What will offer the best sound quality?
These are the same Jimmy Page remasters from 90's just in different package. You can save some money by buying Amazon.com: Complete Studio Recordings: Led Zeppelin: Music
post #20 of 42
I have both the original Led Zeppelin II and the 90's remaster, and I like the 90's version much better. I haven't compared the rest, so I can't help you any more than that.
post #21 of 42
If you want Zep in your music but aren't crazy for them, go collection. If you are a hard fan, go individuals. Hard fans usually want live releases, collaborations and solo work too.
post #22 of 42
I like to get the remasters if they sound better but man I will have multiple copies.
post #23 of 42
The remasters are junk. Get the Barry Diament mastered originals. They sound much better.
post #24 of 42
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The remasters are junk. Get the Barry Diament mastered originals. They sound much better.
How do they compare with the SHMs?
post #25 of 42
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How do they compare with the SHMs?
As I said before - the Barry Diament originals are the ones to get. They are mastered much better than the SHM's. Trust me.

I'll post some vinyl samples later in case anyone is wondering about the vinyl versions.
post #26 of 42
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As I said before - the Barry Diament originals are the ones to get. They are mastered much better than the SHM's. Trust me.

I'll post some vinyl samples later in case anyone is wondering about the vinyl versions.
Found this thread on the Barry Diament.

Led Zeppelin NON-Remastered CDs question [Archive] - SH Forums
post #27 of 42
Here is a sample of from their first album:

Led Zeppelin I Vinyl

From their second album:

Led Zeppelin II Vinyl

Both samples are taken from minty vinyl (YUM!).
post #28 of 42
LFF, what did you use for ADC? those sound excellent. eventually i'd like to have digital collection of only 16/48 vinyl rips. as in dump all my cd's as soon as that project is complete...
post #29 of 42
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LFF, what did you use for ADC? those sound excellent. eventually i'd like to have digital collection of only 16/48 vinyl rips. as in dump all my cd's as soon as that project is complete...
Thanks! Check my profile. Most of my gear is listed. For these I used an EMU 0404 USB captured at 24/96, remastered and then dithered to 16/44.1.

The real tricks to getting them to sound good are...well...if I told you, I'd have to kill you!!!
post #30 of 42
LFF, they sound pretty pretty good, they're less digital sounding. Some audiophiles have converted their LP collection to digital using some really expensive turntable/arm/mc cartridge and ADC setup.
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