First, the caveats. #1) I've just read this: THE ROLLING STONES IN MONO: The Ultimate Review - The Audiophile Man It rekindled my interest in the vinyl box. #2) I'm not the kind of 'Stones fanatic you sometimes see around these parts, but still I'm somewhat obsessive. I actually have full set of UK mono Decca originals, UK stereos, some US...AND I have the MFSL box, but it's in storage and I haven't heard any of it in 20 years or so. I've read over the years that people think early'80s MFSL did some of their best work on the 'Stones box. The review 'theaudiohileman' gave of the new box makes the 2016 reissues sound like they beat the SQ (never great anyway) of the originals. So...what I'm attempting here is teasing out SQ comparisons between the 2016 box and the MFSL. I know the MFSL used stereo where true stereo was available, but what I'm looking for is SQ comparison, that is, a comparison, if available, of the relative pleasure derived listening to these and does one beat the other? If I decided to get the 2016 box I probably need to get on the stick before prices escalate, thus the thread.