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See this for a cautionary note on comparing DR ratings between CD and vinyl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AE9dL5FG8

post #152 of 155
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Originally Posted by RRod View Post

See this for a cautionary note on comparing DR ratings between CD and vinyl:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-AE9dL5FG8

I've seen that before and have already had my
fallings out with that guy. Shepherd is himself
a mastering engineer and has his own agenda.


The facts are: Those Abbey Roads(the 1969
vinyl and 1987 CD) are more than 4dB DR
values apart - indicating some processing had
to have taken place during production of the
CD(assuming same master tape was used in
production of both it and the LP). "Mechanical
tolerances" and other phono playback issues
are not enough to explain such a discrepency.

Like I said, a 1-2dB DR meter difference is
acceptable between a vinyl and CD of the
same exact album - not 3 or more DB.
post #153 of 155
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Originally Posted by TheSonicTruth View Post


I've seen that before and have already had my
fallings out with that guy. Shepherd is himself
a mastering engineer and has his own agenda.


The facts are: Those Abbey Roads(the 1969
vinyl and 1987 CD) are more than 4dB DR
values apart - indicating some processing had
to have taken place during production of the
CD(assuming same master tape was used in
production of both it and the LP). "Mechanical
tolerances" and other phono playback issues
are not enough to explain such a discrepency.

Like I said, a 1-2dB DR meter difference is
acceptable between a vinyl and CD of the
same exact album - not 3 or more DB.

 

You'd need the same tapes in the same condition through the same transfer chain I would think, which is beyond my interest in the Beatles to try to verify. :o Also, "1-2 but not 3" seems pretty arbitrary, especially when just one extra peak can change the rating.

post #154 of 155

Speaking of remastered CDs, what is head-fi's opinion on remasters for the Yes albums "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge"?

post #155 of 155
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Originally Posted by kmj2587 View Post

I'm curious what the folks here think about the 2011 remasters of Pink Floyd's discography.  The remasters were all done by James Guthrie, the original engineer for The Wall.  I have a couple of them and I like them, but I've never really heard Pink Floyd on the original vinyl, just older CDs and mp3s.

I realize this is a 4-yr old thread, but I've heard the digital remasters and I'm not a fan.
I wouldn't say the sound is "bad" per se, but when you've heard these classic songs for years and all of the sudden the dynamics change it just feels wrong.
DSOTM I've heard enough to know every subtle little sound, and why would they arbitrarily change things around?
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