SH Spotlight I'm asked stuff: Favorite mastering engineer, best BOSTON CD, best TRAVELING WILBURYS CD, etc..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    Note the Polydor CDs were just reissues of the DJMs. With the caveat that some albums had more than one DJM mastering, and the Polydor release is just one of those.
     
  2. Instant Karma

    Instant Karma Forum Resident

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    I've been able to track down the MFSL's and am happy with them. I had Yellow Brick Road and recently purchased the other 3.
     
  3. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    is this the DJM that Steve is talking about? So, the Polydor reissue "likely" will be the same mastering taking your caveat into play here.[​IMG]
     
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  4. Jack_Straw

    Jack_Straw Forum Resident

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    Are there any threads that list the "preferred" DJM masters (by matrix or other details), and confirm which Polydors match them?
     
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  5. Andreas

    Andreas Forum Resident

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  6. mdm08033

    mdm08033 Forum Resident

    Yes it is. The DJM logo is at the 12 o’clock position in the disc.
     
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  7. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    I'm not aware that Madman had different DJM releases. s/t did, however. The UK DJM CD is identical to the Polydor, while the German DJM CD is different, with a different mix of Sixty Years On. Slightly confusing, since the Polydor and German DJM share the same catalog number (827 689-2) while the UK DJM has a unique catalog number (DJM CD8).
     
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  8. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

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  9. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    As I'm looking at these from overseas(UK & EU) the shipping charge I'm finding is more commonly way more than the CD itself making (upon a casual look through) sometimes close to the lower priced MFSL Gold CDs I've observed here in the US.I know our fellow SF members overseas already pay a hefty shipping charge from the US. Seems it's catching up the the "other-way-around" for US members getting CDs from UK/EU?
     
  10. James_S888

    James_S888 Forum Resident

    Heres one:
    I, like a lot of people here download quite a lot of stuff from HDTracks.
    Question: what generally sounds better, .flac or .wav files?

    By which, .flac files come down compressed, between 30 and 60%. So I decmpress with db powreamp before playing on the Oppo 105D.
    The Oppo will not cope with 60% compression, it clicks away as it tries to decode....

    But, what format gives you better sound? flac or wav?
     
  11. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

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    They're both the same--PCM audio. The difference is that WAV is an uncompressed container, and FLAC is a compressed container. If your playback device has sufficient computing power to decode the FLAC, the resulting sound will be identical. If it doesn't (as you've found), the FLAC won't play at all.
     
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