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RE: What does it mean when the vinyl pressing is labeled 'audiophile'?

" but to me the 1987 transfers to CD always sounded lacking when compared to LP".

They are, but nevertheless the earlier CD transfers still sound better than the later ones (given a good replay system). As the 2012 stereo LPs are made from the same masters as the CDs they can only sound at best a little better. The mastering trumps all. I know that you cannot do this with Abbey Road but if you compare one of the other 2012 LPs with its mono equivalent from, was it 2015?, and then to either mono or stereo UK pressings, including 1970s black and silver label analogue mastered ones, you will immediately hear why the 2012 remasterings are inferior and what an opportunity was lost. NB: my comparisons had to be made with borrowed copies of the 2012s as I cannot bring myself to spend money on them.

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