Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - Best sounding CD (updated)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by AnyColourYouLike, Oct 21, 2011.

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The best sounding DSOTM CD is...

  1. Toshiba/EMI CP 35-3017 Black Traingle (TO or non-TO)

    60 vote(s)
    19.4%
  2. MFSL (UD1 or UD2)

    55 vote(s)
    17.7%
  3. Harvest "Blackface"

    39 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. 2003 SACD redbook layer

    43 vote(s)
    13.9%
  5. 20th Anniversary

    9 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. 1992 Remaster

    16 vote(s)
    5.2%
  7. 2011 Remaster

    77 vote(s)
    24.8%
  8. Other (please state)

    11 vote(s)
    3.5%
  1. What is the best sounding version of Dark Side of the Moon on CD (redbook only).
  2. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    Location:
    The ATX
    Updated? Has there been an update? <expletive delighted> :laugh:
  3. MYKE

    MYKE Awaiting The Fellow In The Bright Nightgown

    Black Triangle CP35 3017 non TO
  4. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    Location:
    The ATX
    That does not sound like an updated answer, Myke :)
  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialistâ„¢

    Location:
    Canada
    There, fixed that one so it's updated.
  6. Nothing new here, still the BT for me.
  7. Tank

    Tank New Member

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Uh, non-TO #1 and non-TO #3 in your poll are the same.
  8. nathanpinzon

    nathanpinzon Member

    Location:
    Bs. As., Argentina
    MFSL for Me.
  9. The Black Triangle CP35 3017 matrix = Black Triangle CP35 3017 matrix CDP 7-46001 2 = Black Face CDP 7-46001 2. Same mastering. How can you put the BT non-TO against the BT Non - TO CDP, against the BF CDP? If you tell me there are noticeable differencies you're full of ka-ka.
  10. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Location:
    GTA, Canada
    Still have to get or hear the 2011 remaster. But I hate buying the same dang music over and over again and still go back to the Black Triangle CP35 3017 matrix/no TO. :sigh:
  11. MYKE

    MYKE Awaiting The Fellow In The Bright Nightgown

    I only bought my Immersion box for the Blu Ray and the extras. If it had been a 2 channel choice only, I would've passed for the same reason Gary.
  12. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Well-Known Member

    Location:
    phila.pa.
    This is why I'm passing on The Wall Immersion set.
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  13. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

    Location:
    Live At Leeds (UK)
    The poll is flawed, there are a gazillion threads on the "TO vs Non-TO" debate, so how can they possibly be lumped together as one version, when they are different mastering? Same argument for the Harvest Blackface.
  14. kinkling

    kinkling Well-Known Member

    I thought the 20th anniversary and the 1992 remaster were the same, as well.
  15. Obtuse1

    Obtuse1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    How about the 80's US Capitol, which is no slouch, and IMHO superior to the SACD Redbook and the 1992 remaster.
  16. acjetnut

    acjetnut Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I also think the black triangle. It just has a great tone that is very different from the MFSL and 2011 (the other versions I have). It's definitely more eq'd, but in a good way. Sounds like a vinyl record.
  17. Blu Falcon

    Blu Falcon New Member

    Location:
    Near Washington DC
    For CD, some days I feel like the Harvest. Some days I feel like the Sax. On this day I'm partial to the MFSL (Japan). For the most part they all sound good.
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  18. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Well-Known Member

    Location:
    phila.pa.
    I voted for black triangle,mistakenly thats not I have.I have blackface harvest CP 3017 CDP 7-46001 2.Non TO What is the deal with this one? I have always liked this one,but others don't like it and some say the mastering is the same as CP 3017 Non to.Confused.:confused:
    BTW have not heard the triangle.
  19. Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes Well-Known Member

    Location:
    phila.pa.
    I tend to agree with you my friend.
  20. wayneklein

    wayneklein Deus Irae

    MFSL UD-1 for me although I'll admit I've heard the Black Triangle and it is really close between the two.
  21. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Both option 1 and option 3 combine the same two completely different masterings ("Non-TO" and "TO"). Impossible to vote.
  22. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Active Member

    Location:
    Weald, England, UK
    Agreed. The list needs amending.
  23. JA Fant

    JA Fant New Member

    I own the SACD & MFSL versions.
  24. mando_dan

    mando_dan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    Good luck getting the folks who paid huge sums Black Triangle to vote for the $11.99 Best Buy version. [I have no idea which is better having heard neither.]
  25. foobar2000

    foobar2000 New Member

    Location:
    US
    Exactly. :realmad:

    Plus, isn't the 20th anniversary the same as the 1993 Sax?

    And, what about the SACD layer of the SACD (which is not as clipped as the redbook) or the blu-ray version of the 2011? (which, again, is not as maxed as the redbook 2011)

    And, the US Capitol is missing, which is a unique mastering.