Hello all, Recently, I have been trying to research into how the master recordings of an album were transferred to other countries for pressings... However I am unable to find any thing useful or mildly related to the actual quality of a pressing from a country other than the country of origin (or country of recording?). Does anyone know generally how the original master tapes would have been transferred to other countries, and whether this transfer would deteriorate the sound quality in any significant fashion? After listening to one or two of my German presses, they sounds quieter and perhaps softer compared to US or UK pressings, so presumably these issues are mastered separately in different countries? I live in the UK, where I am a big fan of Big Band and Swing, therefore collecting US (country of origin) records is far harder than collecting native UK records, so should I go that extra mile to seek the country of origin press? Many Thanks for your time, and Happy New Year!