2013 Stone Temple Pilots "Core" vinyl reissue on MOV

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dconsmack, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    I just got this reissue. It's fantastic! I emailed Music On Vinyl and they said they used a 24bit, 192kHz digital copy of the master tape for this as well as the recent "Purple" reissue. They are both new masterings and in my opinion are better executed than the original CD. I always thought the original Core CD sounded like it had the "smiley face" eq applied to it. The MOV release is much more natural and has the mid range drive the CD was lacking. Dynamics are not compressed, and "Sex Type Thing" almost sounds like a new mix because the original CD compressed the drums heavily. The drums are drastically louder on the new LP. 12 songs are spread out over 3 sides, and side 4 is an etched rendition of the cover art. Crystal clear vinyl. The cover art is fine, but was never a high quality picture to begin with. No gatefold. Poly-lined paper inner sleeves. Vinyl is flat and completely silent. It's expensive, but it really is an improvement over the CD. I hope MOV reissue/remaster the rest of their catalog.
     
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  2. pinkrudy

    pinkrudy Well-Known Member

    i was going to buy this but when they said it was 2lps i passed.... i have great brazil press that sounds nice and is all on 1lp...much more conveniant and enjoyable to me.
     
  3. Rocketdog

    Rocketdog Forum Resident

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    ME, USA
  4. Izozeles

    Izozeles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santiago de Chile
    I bought this reissue upon release. Core was a favorite back in the early 90´s and I was curious to see how it stood after almost 20 years. I´m pretty surprised how well has aged.
     
  5. mikemoon

    mikemoon Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    The MOV Core reissue is great. I'd be interested in the RSD version possibly if it was cut from analog but the MOV is pretty close being a 192/24 transfer. It's likely the Rhino is similar mastering but still interesting but I don't think I need 2 copies.

    Time for Tiny music and No. 4 now!
     
  6. beachboydw

    beachboydw Well-Known Member

    I just cant get with the digital to analog transfer idea. Might as well own the CD.
     
  7. Preston

    Preston Well-Known Member

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    KCMO Metro USA
    It's very difficult (some would say impossible) to get over 53 minutes of music on two sides of an LP and have it sound good. The grooves can't have enough excursion to get the bass and dynamics right. Typically, 20-22 minutes/side is the maximum length for which you can get great sound, depending on the dynamics of the music recorded, et cetera. This is a great sounding set! Maybe wait for the (probably) cheaper Rhino??? Cheers!
     
  8. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    The new vinyl is a remaster and sounds different from the CD version.
     
  9. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    San Antonio, TX
    But if its a new digital remaster, it should be released digitally. Why do a digital remaster only to then release it on vinyl?
     
  10. dconsmack

    dconsmack Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    A digital re-release may be in the future. Vinyl cut from a hi-rez digital master with a quality D/A converter can sound fantastic. These STP reissues are proof. The mastering is more important than it being digital or analogue. I have lots of all analogue LPs that don't sound that great and I have digitally sourced LPs that sound great.
     
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  11. Alternative4

    Alternative4 Active Member

    Location:
    New Zealand
    How does it compare to the DVDA disc?
     
  12. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    I hope it's better than that.
     
  13. Turnaround

    Turnaround Super Audio Vinyl

    Location:
    New York, NY
    Has anyone compared the MOV 2 LP version to the Rhino Record Store Day single LP version?

    Does anyone know the source and mastering credits for the Rhino Record Store Day version?
     
  14. Leonard Gomez

    Leonard Gomez Member

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    Kirkland, WA
    Also interested in a comparison between the Rhino and the MOV
     
  15. T&Y

    T&Y New Member

    MOV : Clear audiophile sound
    RSD : Poor sound
    I prefer Rhino single record. It is natural and enjoyable.
     

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