Post by likealizardonawindow on Feb 17, 2015 14:35:11 GMT
HELP! I need somebody, not just anybody. audiophiles preferred: is the new box set so superior to the original mono Capitol and Parlophone pressings, all of which I already own, naturellement, that it is worth shelling out $350? supposedly engineered with theoriginal gear at Abbey under special supervision, but is the difference audible on a mid-range hi-fi? we're not talking tube amps and Onedorf turntables here, more like the finest university-dorm hi-fi money can buy. is the difference only appreciable to werewolves, or should I get it?
My 2 cents is if you really want it as a keep sake, they are nice & new looking, but if you continue playing them, they won't stay that way. So if you already own them on CD and don't have a high end unit, they are just the latest & greatest and something will come out later that is even better sounding. Like when the 2012 stereo set came out, they were the latest & greatest and are now dropping in price.
Myself, I'm glad I own the originals as they will continue to appreciate and all these newer sets will just depreciate over time as they make tons of them.
Post by likealizardonawindow on Feb 19, 2015 17:31:06 GMT
thanks for your response
so you think it's just a case of Sexy Sadie, who made a fool of everyone, the latest and the greatest of them all? when I was younger, so much younger than today, I bought many of the originals, and cherish them.
I only play them when I buy a brand-new needle, and then as the needle wears down, use it for My Back Pages, for progressively worser albums. my mono Rubber Soul is worn down on a couple of trax, so would like to have a fresher one, but can maybe just pick it up at a record fair for $25-$50, rather than sprouting for the full $350.
am a monophile, and really don't dig the clipping and compression of CD's, unless I am just puttering around the house and not really paying attention, or the album is not available in vinyl. otherwise, the warmer sound of vinyl is truly noticeable on my system, even though it is not the highest end.
also, hear the new box set was remastered using original Abbey Road gear and am curious if i can hear a difference
I'm on a Low Budget, as The Kinks sing, and as it stands, will already have to sacrifice a few of my darling LPS, mostly stereo remixes of material that was originally mixed in mono, to trade in toward the cost of the box set.
in a nutshell, do you really think that mint box sets will come down in price in the near future?