I just thought I'd share this with you guys here at Head-fi. I've talked about how good the 2012 remaster of PG's 'So' is, but I never realized something about it until today.
I bought the box set over the holidays. It comes with CDs, DVDs, LPs, and a 24/48 download of the new master. I've been listening to the 24/48 whenever I'm using digital and LPs whenever possible.
So I never thought about it until today but I was starting to wonder if the 24/48 copy was 'better'. Ripped the CDs and this is what I found...
Big Time (CD 1st, HD 2nd, Show Clipping OFF)
Big Time (CD 1st, HD 2nd, Show Clipping ON)
Sledgehammer (CD 1st, HD 2nd, Show Clipping OFF)
Sledgehammer (CD 1st, HD 2nd, Show Clipping ON)
I don't really think I need to tell you which one is better. So if you were considering getting this new master of this outstanding album...Do yourself a favor and keep an eye out for the Box Set on sale. I got mine on Amazon for $65 shipped.
I'll compare any other song on the album if so desired.
EDIT: Or just buy the 24 bit files from B&W's Society of Sound.
Edited by MorbidToaster - 1/21/13 at 8:51pm