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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2595 on: July 09, 2018, 19:56 »
@silencer13 have you got yours yet?  ;D



Just listened to my Damien Rice and it's FCKING FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!
One of the better SQ discs in my collection.

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2596 on: July 11, 2018, 13:09 »
importcds.com shipping is super fast! Got these in the mail today.


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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2597 on: July 11, 2018, 14:42 »
importcds.com shipping is super fast! Got these in the mail today.



How is the sound quality compared to the original release?

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2598 on: July 11, 2018, 21:06 »
How is the sound quality compared to the original release?

My other versions are all back in Singapore, so I can't really do a direct comparison.

But based on memory, I recall that GnR albums were never great in SQ, I remember my other 2 versions of Appetite for Destruction sounded quite flat and noisy.

This new remaster is definitely much more dynamic, the sound opens up a lot, but still sounds slightly veiled. It feels like the upper frequencies have been cut off (which is what the original also sounded like)

However, it is very very clean, the background is very quiet and there is no noise at all. If you're a fan, definitely must buy. Just the holograph alone on side D is good enough reason. (although the holograph is quite poorly done, nothing compared to the excellent Star Wars one)

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2599 on: July 12, 2018, 07:20 »
The original US pressing of AFD sounds very shiok!
I buy hifi to suit my music, not buy music to suit my hifi.

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2600 on: July 12, 2018, 13:46 »
The original US pressing of AFD sounds very shiok!

According to the liner notes, this one should be an improvement to the original. They even expanded it to 3 sides so as to have a more "audiophile" quality. I just listened to Sweet Child O Mine again and I have to say, I think I hear much more details and better soundstage than before.

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2601 on: July 12, 2018, 17:51 »
From Discogs, my very first (of many) Discogs orders.



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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2602 on: July 12, 2018, 22:51 »
Wow what's this? I have lost touch with Metallica man
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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2603 on: July 12, 2018, 23:02 »
Not a new release, quite a few years back in fact.

It's a limited edition series done by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Half speed mastered and cut at 45 RPM. Most of their albums are available, but according to reviews a lot of them cannot make it, lose to the first press. Black album is one of the few that reviewed as better than first press.

https://www.discogs.com/label/322430-Metallica-45-RPM-Series

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2604 on: July 12, 2018, 23:06 »
Oh yeah, if you're looking for them, there are 2 versions - US pressed (Warner) and Europe pressed (Universal).
US pressed reported to be much better.

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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2605 on: July 14, 2018, 11:05 »
Enjoying a little 80s revival this week with some used gems from Discogs.
It's amazing that these 30-40 year old discs sound so much better than the new releases produced today.


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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2606 on: July 14, 2018, 11:07 »
My first love Deborah-Ann Gibson. SQ is superb which really surprised me!


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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2607 on: July 14, 2018, 11:24 »
I always thought Tracy Chapman first CD recorded in full digital DDD was good and always used as a test CD for hifi those days. I was blown away by the recording when I managed to listen to the LP,  fifteen years later.

Enjoying a little 80s revival this week with some used gems from Discogs.
It's amazing that these 30-40 year old discs sound so much better than the new releases produced today.


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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2608 on: July 14, 2018, 11:26 »
Not a new release, quite a few years back in fact.

It's a limited edition series done by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs. Half speed mastered and cut at 45 RPM. Most of their albums are available, but according to reviews a lot of them cannot make it, lose to the first press. Black album is one of the few that reviewed as better than first press.

https://www.discogs.com/label/322430-Metallica-45-RPM-Series

Wow must have cost a bomb! For the best sound, try their 12" singles, esp One. I have sold a my Metallica 12" after transferring them to CD  ;D
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Re: What LPs have you just bought?
« Reply #2609 on: July 14, 2018, 11:46 »
Wow must have cost a bomb! For the best sound, try their 12" singles, esp One. I have sold a my Metallica 12" after transferring them to CD  ;D

£100 + £25 shipping for a used, not mint condition. Mint condition around double that price.

Yup, shopping for their singles now, I have Enter Sandman on the way.  :)