Hi! Many thanks for the answers.
@brhfl: Interesting anecdote regarding Tivoli model One. And I will give a go, the wine makes the music warmer.. hehe!
The first Beatles remasted 2009 that I got were the CDs, then the Apple USB, which I want not for the 24 bits version (there is not noticiable difference), but because the apple itself, which is beutiful. Then, after reading how the people wrote so many good things about the Mono version, I was curious. Another factor was, that I like the Black Triangle Abbey Road better than the 2009 remaster, mainly because it is not as loud and I feel (subjectively perharps), more dynamic in the sound. So, if the mono version does not had any limiting applied, shall have more dynamic, isn't it?
Well... after listening some albums in mono, and reading again the coments about how good the mono mixes are (despite I did not like some albums, which are, by the way, those that shall sound better in mono).. I realised something strange: the coments, in blogs and forums praising the mono above the stereo mixes, are in a good part, before 2009, and are, of course, not speaking about the 2009 remasters. Many (not all, and probably not the majority) of the newer topics that one can find after 09.09.2009 praise very well the stereo set.
Second, the 2009 stereo mixes have limiting applied, are louder, but when analysing some tracks with JRiver tool, looks like some stereo tracks has more dynamic than their mono counterpart. I am almost sure I am doing something wrong, and probably reading - interpreting wrongly the results given by the program, so I have to read a little more, inform myself a little better, and then probably give an example or two.
I do not dislike the mono sound per se, but it is more like, after getting use of the crystal clear music of the stereo mixes, makes the other sound dated, very dated. I also find dated the original stereo mixes of Help and Rubber Soul, so rather than to be a problem of Stereo vs Mono, is more a problem of restore vs worn.
And at this point, I wonder how the 1983 Japanese version of Abbey Road sound so well, and why the other albums (if well a very little older than Abbey Road), sound so dated.
I do not regret to have bought the mono set, I am a Beatle fan and am sure, with time, will appreciate the differences and enjoy them. I already like a lot "Please, Please me" (even better than the Stereo), and I appreciate "Help!", as mentioned in the first post. Also, the packaging is excellent.
Edited by daniel0407 - 1/22/14 at 3:56pm