Haha thank god I bought it! I listened to 8 cds now, it's worth every penny :). Thanks for the updates bigshot!
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Hey bigshot, I am a late-comer to this deal (by quite a while) but I found the set, 100 CD Meisterkonzerte / The Masterconcerts, for around 90$. I am definitely thinking of getting it, but I would love to hear how your opinion of it has held up after months of listening. Have you found many duds? How are you feeling about the sound quality? Etc.
Anyway, if you could take a moment to sum-up your view of the set, I would very much appreciate it!
One trick to Membran CDs is to rip to true one channel mono instead of stereo. They sometimes use a fake stereo frequency split between channels. If you flatten it out, it sounds fine. I reclaimed a lot of bad Membran tracks that way on Jazz boxes.
The set is on its way to me from the UK. I can't wait to hear it. I'm no audiophile, but I will add my opinion of it once I've had the chance to form one.
Edited by N D Plume - 12/5/13 at 10:59am
I'll save the details, but the set arrived missing five (yes, 5) discs. So back it goes.
All of this is giving me time to think it over, and I'm wondering if anybody has any box sets they prefer over this one.I already have the Murray Perahia and Living Stereo sets. I've looked into the Philips set, but i sampled a few tracks and wasn't too thrilled; the Carmina Burana is way too fast.
In general I like modern recordings for their clean sound, but good recordings of the legends (Heifetz, etc) are ideal. If this Masters of Music set is still what you'd recommend, then I will get a replacement.
Thanks in advance for any responses and Merry Christmas!
Edited by N D Plume - 12/26/13 at 2:05pm
Do you have an opinion as to which of the two decca sound sets is better? I've been looking into those, too.