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I just cleaned and listened to the Blue Box "Abbey Road" LP, and I still prefer the Apple mono UK version the best.
The instrument and voice volumes on the Blue Box are balanced like the Apple UK, but I do not like hard right and hard left of the stereo Blue Box. The Blue Box is not as clear as the Apple UK, but it is better than the Mobile Fidelity.
The bass is not overblown, but still not as clear as the Apple UK.
For me, I rank the releases as best down to the worst:
Mono Apple UK
Capitol Stereo SO 383 1969
Blue Box BC13
Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-023
IMHO of course. You have more listening experience than me.
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Topic - Paging olddude . . . - alaskahiatt 20:42:46 03/28/21 (21)
- mono Abbey Road? - elblanco 09:56:38 03/30/21 (2)
- My German release doesn't say stereo on the jacket or the label, - alaskahiatt 17:09:38 03/30/21 (1)
- Good song to use. - ghost of olddude55 04:26:17 03/31/21 (0)
- No mono, thanks. - ghost of olddude55 03:06:07 03/29/21 (17)
- "anal retentives" - samstone 18:02:41 04/02/21 (0)
- Is your UK copy stereo? My stereo Blue Box is actually from the Netherlands. nt - alaskahiatt 10:59:49 03/29/21 (15)
- The trashed copy I have now is stereo... - ghost of olddude55 14:06:30 03/29/21 (14)
- possible solution for early stereo vinyl where - Story 04:17:16 03/30/21 (0)
- New information that may change things . . . - alaskahiatt 17:52:20 03/29/21 (9)
- "Abbey Road" isn't hard-panned like PPM. - ghost of olddude55 04:26:25 03/30/21 (8)
- in stereo I hear you - Story 06:36:30 03/30/21 (7)
- That is a terrific LP by Cole. His small group is wonderful, and I - alaskahiatt 16:54:00 03/30/21 (4)
- I never purchased any Natalie and have to put it on my possible list /nt - Story 17:36:29 03/30/21 (3)
- Here's the cover . . . - alaskahiatt 18:08:41 03/30/21 (2)
- I bought the CD also w/ "20 bit super bit mapping" but - Story 18:28:36 03/30/21 (1)
- Ha! ;^). nt - alaskahiatt 22:16:28 03/30/21 (0)
- Gotta lotta monos that I really enjoy. - ghost of olddude55 07:19:20 03/30/21 (1)
- I agree and - Story 08:27:11 03/30/21 (0)
- RE: The trashed copy I have now is stereo... - Sondek 14:49:38 03/29/21 (1)
- Got a mono copy of PPM... - ghost of olddude55 15:19:21 03/29/21 (0)
- Understand. Thanks. nt - alaskahiatt 14:35:07 03/29/21 (0)