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post #16 of 21

Best version is the Japanese Black Triangle CD. If you can't find that version, get the SACD version. wink_face.gif

post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 

I did check out the Japanese Black Triangle version (FLAC), which sounds like a very smooth, mellow and warm mix.  Maybe I'm not 'audiophile' enough, but I can't decide whether I like the MFSL version or the Black Triangle version better.  I can certainly hear the difference in both versions, but just can't rank one above the other.  I was constantly switching back and forth from Black Triangle version running on foobar and the MFSL disc playing through WMP.  The best I can describe it is the BT version seemed to have a more warm, natural analog sound, while the MFSL seemed to have a more enhanced, clean, and ultra hi-fi stereo sound if that makes sense. 

 

Now I will say that I was completely and utterly blown away by the SACD version.  You really haven't truly experienced this album until you've heard it in surround sound.  To say the music "comes alive" would be an understatement.  I literally sat in my listening sweet spot with eyes closed, smiling from ear to ear, immersed for all of 43 minutes in pure audio ecstasy.  I was transported through a vast soundscape, experiencing something that was both all too familiar, yet so different as I explored the intricate details of this finely woven sonic tapestry.  The music penetrated my mind, body and soul, elevating me to a higher level of appreciation and understanding for this genius work of music.  IMO, short of going back in time and being in the actual studio when this album was recorded, there's no better way to experience this album.    

 

BTW, I'm listening to the Black Triangle version right now.  smily_headphones1.gif

 

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post #18 of 21
keep in mind a lossless rip of the black triangle version more than likely has not had any deemphasis applied (and the disc does indeed use preemphasis)

i have this on an original US vinyl pressing, a cassette copy, and the hybrid SACD (don't have SACD player at the moment)... (as well as lossless rips of the black triangle and mfsl CDs)

my favorite is the black triangle
post #19 of 21
Thread Starter 

The lossless rip I got is supposedly the de-emphasized version.  Certainly sounds de-emphasized to me, but I don't have a "pre-emphasized" version to compare it to.  lol 

post #20 of 21

(-_-)" so far I am listening to the FLAC version of this great album.

 

can anyone please show me which or where is the exact different between the different mastering as I'm curios ?

post #21 of 21

I would say it comes down to two choices for me.  Either the Black Triangle/Black Face Harvest with the following EAC numbers:

 

Quote:
 

Track  1

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-01 Speak To Me,Breathe.wav

     Peak level 39.9 %
     Extraction speed 5.8 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 7FAA72BE
     Accurately ripped (confidence 67)  [CF3EE2EB]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  2

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-02 On The Run.wav

     Peak level 43.3 %
     Extraction speed 8.4 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 5B9D9146
     Accurately ripped (confidence 66)  [50D38E60]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  3

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-03 Time.wav

     Peak level 70.1 %
     Extraction speed 9.3 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC B2031462
     Accurately ripped (confidence 66)  [396C660A]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  4

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-04 The Great Gig In The Sky.wav

     Peak level 55.2 %
     Extraction speed 10.1 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 428D4017
     Accurately ripped (confidence 66)  [8D90BA10]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  5

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-05 Money.wav

     Peak level 72.3 %
     Extraction speed 11.0 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 88A8DAAD
     Accurately ripped (confidence 66)  [60A9B0F4]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  6

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-06 Us And Them.wav

     Peak level 44.5 %
     Extraction speed 11.8 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 4349DDE3
     Accurately ripped (confidence 64)  [A7CD2275]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  7

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-07 Any Colour You Like.wav

     Peak level 53.9 %
     Extraction speed 12.2 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 9991735B
     Accurately ripped (confidence 64)  [3164D2C5]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  8

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-08 Brain Damage.wav

     Peak level 54.6 %
     Extraction speed 13.3 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 348DBF9E
     Accurately ripped (confidence 65)  [EBA08A8B]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

Track  9

     Filename G:\CD\Pink Floyd\The Dark Side Of The Moon (UK Harvest)\1-09 Eclipse.wav

     Peak level 61.2 %
     Extraction speed 12.8 X
     Track quality 100.0 %
     Copy CRC 1E39618A
     Accurately ripped (confidence 66)  [7223B71E]  (AR v2)
     Copy OK

 

From what I am reading ^ this is the original Sony mastering used on the very first CDs from Japan.

 

 

Either those early discs or the 2011 remaster which imo was very good.  The SACD is very worth it for this album and WYWH if you want surround sound.  There are better versions if you want CD masterings.


Edited by hogger129 - 12/6/15 at 8:30am
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