Audio Fidelity new 24 Kt Gold CD of "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Review: Veil Removed!!!

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  1. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    Yep - plays through by Panasonic blu-ray player just fine so whatever is wrong with the disc, it's only detected by my Oppo. A pity since my Oppo sounds better but I'll live with it.

    I agree with the comments about the limitations of the master - some of the mixing is a bit...fraught? I don't know. It's as if not everything is in balance. Regardless, the mastering brings out great details and makes the sound so natural to my ears.

    As others have pointed out, the guitar playing on Helplessly Hoping is shockingly real.
     
  2. audiofool

    audiofool Forum Resident

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    I went thru 2 copies before getting a good one on the 3rd try.
     
  3. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

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    Yes, it is Dallas Taylor.
     
  4. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting....

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    Does an AF title get "retired" after it sells out of the 5,000 copy run?
     
  5. ATSMUSIC

    ATSMUSIC Forum Resident

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    Yeah was wondering too if this is already out of print?
     
  6. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

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    Yes I received a reply from Marshall back on the February 1st.

    Hi David:

    Yes, we are re-pressing this title on the 15th of this month.

    Thanks for your inquiry.

    Marshall
     
  7. just ordered it from amazon uk. £23 ... how many bucks was it in the states ?
    i know this type of items aren't sold in France ... :cry:
     
  8. bogrod

    bogrod Forum Resident

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    So this is another case of - "limited to the number that we can sell." :)
     
  9. drSeehas

    drSeehas Forum Resident

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    Did AudioFidelity communicate a number anywhere?
     
  10. Mark H

    Mark H Forum Resident

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    Nice harmonies but the non Stills songs are still basically crap.
     
  11. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet, ain’t talkin’

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    When AF was just ramping up some numbers were discussed. 5000 for a standard run. The 2 Doors titles that were expected to be big sellers were to be 7500. It wouldn't surprise me is CSN was also slated for 7500. Of course, that is "old" information. Things could have changed. . .
     
  12. Terry

    Terry Senior Member

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    Intelligent.
     
  13. bogrod

    bogrod Forum Resident

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    I understand that AF is in the business to make money, and sell records. However, this reminds me of other situations when something is said to be limited, and the result being that most people feel a need to rush out and buy it before it is sold out, and one would end up having to pay a lot more on the secondary market.

    But, then they go back to re-press.
     
  14. Digital-G

    Digital-G Forum Resident

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    Sure, they're limited, but nowhere does it say it's limited to a specific number. And it's not like 10 years have passed and they're repressing. This is still the initial release - I see nothing wrong with them pressing another 2500 or even 5000, if they feel they can sell them. If it's good for their business it's ultimately good for it's customers (i.e. us). Seems like a win-win to me. The only people that might object are those looking to make a profit in the secondary market.
     
  15. jsayers

    jsayers Just Drifting....

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    I was never complaining, I simply wondered if there was a set number of pressings for a title. I'm certainly not selling my copy - I love it!
     
  16. Rachael Bee

    Rachael Bee Miembra muy loca

    No matter if it's 5000, 7500, 10,000 , in the end it will be a rare CD....el mundo es muy grande, numero 10,000 ain't much, even.
     
  17. Peter K

    Peter K Forum Resident

    And my number is 149.
     
  18. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    I just ran across the CSN AF Gold in one of my local libraries.
     
  19. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    I'm finally now getting a chance to listen to this (my own copy, not the library copy I posted about above)

    Does anyone else have a glitch at 1:30 on "49 Bye-Byes" (right after he sings "in the spring").
     
  20. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    not that i recall, and i've listened to it quite few times.
     
  21. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    I didn't see this before I posted, but yes I hear it too.
     
  22. BrewDrinkRepeat

    BrewDrinkRepeat Forum Resident

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    Yup, it's on my rip (Apple Lossless) that I have here @ work. Sounds like a digital glitch to me, not something that would've been inherent to the master tapes.
    :(
     
  23. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    I should say that the CD sounds fabulous otherwise. So much more "presence" (for lack of a better word) than either the early Atlantic or the 2006 CDs that I have, at least on my modest CD player and system.

    "Guinevere" especially gives me goosebumps.
     
  24. David P. Hill

    David P. Hill Forum Resident

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  25. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host

    Will you guys please TAKE YOUR CANS OFF and enjoy the music? I'm not going to use No-Noise on a minor tape flaw like this. Goes against my grain. Just ignore it, it's part of the master tape, an old analog tic. Worth it to get an entire generation closer to the music than the old Atlantic CD.

    Get over it, please! :)
     
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