Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Norm Apter, Mar 24, 2011.
I think you mean Nimbus. The UK PDO is respondible for bronzed discs.
That’s probably right. In any event, those first press UK CD’s are very nice but you should check the discs to make sure that the surface (label) side is not tacky to the touch.
Which one has the lack of punch? The UK?
How do the UK and US cd's compare to the PCM hi-def DVD stereo?
Slightly off topic since Norm stopped at Technique, but I adore Republic and gave that a spin over the weekend.
I've compared Republic US original (in waterproof orange floatation device with waterproof insert) to the standard US.
Sorry to say but the US waterproof versioin beats it out of the water. No idea if the peak levels are the same.
NewOrder* - Republic (The Limited Run..)
I remember seeing that for $30 back in the day and couldn't justify it for the goofy packaging.
Had there been a bonus track or two...... No comment!
Yeah, understood. And you really need the water resistant Sports Discman to hear it correctly while listening in a heated pool.
I'm serious. It really does sound best that way.
Better in my opinion. But I think you know by now i'm not a fan of modern compression
The two channel PCM is upsampled. Cut-off at 22.
So which one lacks punch? The UK?
Do all Euro's use the Sonopress German mastering?
That I'm not sure George. My comparison was with the US and German posted a page back
Sorry, just reread your prior post. Looks like it's the German that lacks punch and is more laid back. Good to know!
The original Low-Life CD, pressed in Japan for UK, was mastered with "pre-emphasis" so it can sound very thin and bright on certain CD players.
Low-Life shoot-out today
Incuding the CentreDate reissue?
That I don't have!
Would love to see the DR for it to see if it matches anything.
Those above are Japan for UK (PE SUB), Australia Disctronics (PE TOC), US Qwest and a later Canadian Cinram
Which ones sound best?
No best FTR, just favorites for personal taste.
I haven't come across a 'warm' EQ of this album yet, even the UK DMM has some brightness to it, but for punch the Canadian has a more forward aggressive approach to it. More air to breathe, soundstage.
I'm wondering if Canada had access to the tapes. Emile Lepine did the mastering/cutting for the Polygram Canada lp's, these may be sourced from his work. My PC&L Emile LP is excellent so I tracked down the 8 track CD, hopefully have it next week.
Yeah, I remember hearing a few complaints at school about the sound of Low-life compared to PC&L having less "body." That's the way it was recorded. Same thing happened with The Smith's Meat Is Murder vs. S/T.
I’m very happy with my original Factory Nimbus pressed CD, sounds really good.
i have the US limited cd, the original cd, and the remaster,
along with this:
NewOrder* - Republic
i can't remember the sound quality, will check it out..
but mainly got it for these (yes, some consider them long and boring):
12 Regret (Sabres Slow 'n' Low Mix) 12:50
13 Regret (Sabres Fast 'n' Throb Mix) 12:17
the only other place i found them was on a french promo cd-single:
New Order - Regret (The Weatherall Mixes)
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