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In Reply to: I Just Got Mine From Music Direct On Monday posted by 1973shovel on May 16, 2007 at 17:06:55:
It is truly awesome sounding! Keep in mind I also own the deluxe cd set, and have the DVD-Audio version too (and a hi-rez DVD-A player obviously). There is No compairison here with this LP versus the cd version. Whoever said the cd version was better either has a really poor TT or it's severly misaligned! I did not compare the LP versus the DVD-A version yet, but it sounds like to me from memory it will be a close match. The vinyl will probably be warmer and more dimensional and natural sounding I'm betting (as usual).
This LP has SERIOUS BASS. I had to back my subs off some 3dB to get the bass in line for my system! For the DVD-A version, it also had this same "super rich" sound on the bottom end.
I bought the DVD-Audio version back before the LP was even announced.
The DVD-A is a 5.1 mix. The LP uses the dedicated stereo mix. Two entirely different animals. Plus the mixing and mastering of the stereo and 5.1 mixes on the CD/DVD were done by entirely different people. And there is no hi-res (DVD-A) stereo version on the DVD -- only 16/48 PCM.
IMHO, the DVD-A 5.1 was nicely done; the stereo mix/mastering version is passable, but that's about it. Since the LP apparently uses the edited versions of Revolution and USSR found only on the CD, I suspect that, at best, the 16/44 master was used for this LP. I would be curious to find out if the LP was a new mastering using the digital master or whether it was just cut straight from an eq'd CD digital "cutting" master (for lack of a better term), i.e. identical to the CD.
The only true comparison would be to compare the LP to the CD -- or perhaps the stereo 16/48 version on the DVD.
If when I have the DVD-A version set to stereo and my player is displaying "24 bit 96kHz 2.1 channels"??
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