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In Reply to: RE: Likely an ignorant comment by me. posted by Rick W on June 06, 2017 at 11:24:08
No sweat. I hear where you are coming from. And MQA/Meridian has been moving the goal posts so often, it is totally understandable why you would be confused.
As far as hirez vs rbcd...let's focus on jazz. The Bernie Grundman 24/192
remasters of almost the whole catalog is really really good. I did extensive comparisons with the CDs and the corresponding hirez files they were made from, and the files were superior across the board.
I am talking about a slew of titles from Wayne Shorter, Lou Donaldson, John Coltrane, etc.
Also, the Mobile Fidelity and Analogue Productions SACD are just incredible. To me they sound like utterly pristine vinyl without any surface noise.
Just my observations.
That being said, about 60% of my music collection is CD.
My jazz vinyl collection is fairly extensive. Been buying records since the early 60's. I believe you that Grundman's 24/192 masters sound great, but I ain't gonna replace my records with 'em. I'd be interested to compare rbcd's of *new* jazz releases with hi-rez versions sometime though.
Jeez, I can't even keep up with practicing 8 axes, let alone technical issues related to digital :-)
Nobody in their right mind would tell to sell what I would think is a priceless collection for hirez. That would be crazy!
I will say that if you invested in digital file playback and got to hear some of the 24 bit files, you would be pleased. I guess all I am saying it they better the Cds, but it would require a bit of an investment to find out.
In the end, your original vinyl is gold.
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