I was reading this bit from the Capitol Mastering website, and it's got me a little concerned. "The other philosophy regarding audio restoration is to remain true to the original "performance" rather than the recording. Bob Norberg has been perfecting the art of audio restoration and digital remastering since its inception. He has worked on many notable releases such as Frank Sinatra's "Complete Capitol Singles", Nat King Cole's "Complete Capitol Recordings" and Dean Martin's "Capitol Collectors' Series" to name just a few. He believes it's possible to "make an old recording sound as though it was recorded last week." The goal here is to actually eliminate the "old sound" of the recording and to restore the "perfomance". In doing so, some denoising will be required, since tape hiss is common on old recordings and, consequently, a distortion of the original performance. (For that matter, mono is a distortion of the original performance although mono is better left as is rather than try to "fake"stereo." There are a number of techniques that can be used to eliminate unwanted noise and the undesirable side effects of the de-hiss processes. For Bob Norberg, it's a two step process in which he "routinely removes about half of the hiss in the analog domain while transferring into the digital workstation, the other half is removed in the digital domain within the computer. Since each of these dehissing methods has its unique side effects, going half way with each renders such side effects inaudible." It's also important not to overdo any of this. Sure, you can end up with a CD that is dead quiet but you don't want to kill the music in the process. It can also be helpful to EQ the program (add high frequencies) to bring back a little "life" that might have been lost in the processing." This may not be a bad thing, so I have to ask, does anyone out there with the Concepts box notice anything adverse that could be a result of some sort of processing? It sounds like Capitol Mastering believes they can do some noise reduction without doing anything negative to the music.