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$400-600 per LP? The Electric Recording Co. LOVE "Forever Changes" next*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ted Bell, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Ted Bell

    Ted Bell Forum Dentist Thread Starter

  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Don't get me started.
     
  3. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin
    He replaced the copper wiring with mined silver to give the audio signal a greater level of purity. :)
    But at low impedance audio there would be zero difference between silver and copper. Skin effect kicks in at MHZ frequencies.
     
  4. Abbagold

    Abbagold Working class hero

    Location:
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    So... you’ve remastered a title or two. What’s the “logic“ behind the overkill on their process? The article really didn’t make much sense as far as any improvement over $35 audiophile pressing.
     
  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    They want to actually make their money back on all the gear they bought, restored, tweaked, and the high licensing fees for the music. They want to do it in one or two releases rather than lower the price and have it made up by a bunch of reissues.

    Shrug..
     
  6. Abbagold

    Abbagold Working class hero

    Location:
    New Orleans
    Makes sense.
     
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  7. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

    I hope they do well
     
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  8. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

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    Fort Worth TX
    I liked Cad Kassem's answer...."$465". :D
     
  9. Devin

    Devin Just slightly ahead of my time

    Why, for that kind of cash I can get one of Tom Port's mint minus minus minus hot stampers on heavy vinyl with tubey magic that's off the charts, a huge bottom end and a crisp clean finish with subtle notes of pears and chocolate that plays perfectly except for 12 loud pops on track 2 of side 1 and nine loud pops on track 4 of side 2.
     
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  10. patient_ot

    patient_ot Senior Member

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    :D:D:D
     
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  11. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Location:
    Smogville CA USA
    Nope.
    At $465.00....

    That’s 465 CDs from the thrift store!
     
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    930 @ 50 cents each!...now we are talking! ; )
     
  13. Marc Perman

    Marc Perman Forum Resident

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    East Coast
    That's for Red Octopus, right?
     
  14. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

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    Northeast USA
    Sure. I'm just hemorrhaging cash
     
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    bandage it! quick!
     
  16. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    New York
    What, you don’t want to spend $400 on a Electric Recording Company jazz title that you probably remastered 10 years ago and could pick up for a fraction of the price?

    :hide:
     
  17. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    New York
    Mikey Fremer thinks very highly of the ERC titles.
     
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  18. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    It's puzzling but if they can make money doing this, I'm impressed..
     
  19. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    In a half-hearted defense of these re-issues, I think they generally re-issue quite rare titles that fetch much more as originals than what they are asking.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2020
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  20. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Sorry, I'm not sure. Is this the company that issued those rare johanna martzy disks a few years ago? I would have liked to have heard those..

    They are doing the Art Pepper now? I cannot imagine why that one????
     
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  21. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    When is enough is enough? Their prices are outrageous. I own your version of Way Out West by Sonny Rollins. There’s no way I’m going to spend $400 on the ERC pressing that’s probably not better sounding.
     
  22. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    Yes, that's the one. He did two volumes of the Martzy records.
     
  23. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    Fremer A-B'd a title that had been done by both Chad and ERC to a group of audiophiles, a Coltrane title. All preferred the ERC. From using tubes, to the lathe used, to the quality of the vinyl, to the stamping of the LPs by hand, that adds costs.

    The quality control on Chad's records is so-so. I recently bought his reissue of the self-titled Buddy Holly album. Received a copy with very noisy vinyl. I got a replacement which was noisy and very off-center. Acoustic Sounds won't do a second exchange. They offered a refund if I wanted to send it back to them.

    By the way, Chad has revived the UHQR reissues that MoFi used to offer in the '70s. A single LP in a box, he's charging $125.

    As someone mentioned, some of the titles ERC is reissuing are ones where originals go for much more than what they're charging. It's beyond my budget to purchase one, but hey, you can buy a single album reel-to-reel reissue from Chad for $450. Hypocrisy much, Chad?
     
  24. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    Only two?? :confused: Not three?
     
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  25. Dougthesnail

    Dougthesnail The Big Gabagool

    Location:
    Winnipeg
    I would too if I got free $400 records
     

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