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Here's a reminder of what MFSL claims

"...as part of the company's resolve to provide the most accurate sonic reproductions possible, all Mobile Fidelity product is mastered directly from the original master tape as opposed to production copies often used for mass reproduction. This ensures a more complete and exacting transfer of the original musical data. In the case of the Original Master Recording™ (OMR) LP, the use of the master tape is combined with a unique procedure known as "half-speed" mastering, which literally slows down the cutting system involved in mastering vinyl so that musical information can be transferred from the source tape [that being the original master tape] to the lacquer with greater precision."

None of that sounds ambiguous or vague to me. They straight up say that they use the original master tape directly to cut their lacquers to make their half speed mastered records.

And I believe that the company did exactly that for a long time but they don't always do that these days.

The issue is, why didn't they tells us when they stopped using the original master tape directly to cut all of their lacquers?

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