Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been cutting vinyl from digital since a long, long time ago...

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  1. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    Yes.

    MOFI MASTERING LIST
     
  2. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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  3. 2Bdecided

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    That’s not true and not how it works at all.

    I think you are confusing DSD with something like ADPCM.

    DSD<>PCM conversion isn’t “clean” or lossless or perfectly reversible in the way you are imagining.
     
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  4. bajaed

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  5. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    It's about the production of the album , not about MoFi's mastering tricks... :)
     
  6. bajaed

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    I just found it amusing how they placed those two statements back to back.
     
  7. BKphoto

    BKphoto JazzAllDay

    I fell for it…

    preordered yesterday…it’s taking the place of a MOV…
     
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  8. Peter HG

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    Excellent. I look forward to your review :)
     
  9. The Pop Kids

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    Via the settlement website: Tuttle, et al. v. Audiophile Music Direct, Inc., et al.

    "Settlement Update (as of January 22, 2024): On December 26, 2023, the Court approved the Settlement and distributions are scheduled to begin on February 23, 2024. Please continue to check this website for any changes or updates."

    Anyone received any communication about the distributions yet? Not me.
     
  10. The Pop Kids

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    I have the first pressing of it they did and it’s outstanding. I think you’re in for a real treat!
     
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  11. Uglyversal

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    I think -I really hope- they are referring to the techniques used in producing the original recording but it is hard not to comment about the bit saying analog master to DSD. Sure, at some stage the analog master must have been used.
     
  12. Crosseyed

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  13. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    You may be right but unless Mofi confirms this, i need to follow some rule and therefore i will stick to either the official Mobile Fidelity website or Music Direct's for now.

    Grateful Dead - Live Dead (Numbered 180G Vinyl 2LP)

    Thanks anyway.
     
  14. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Senior Member

    Can't say for sure or not whether I get The Long Run or not. 3 great songs with not too much else to make it worthy, I think.
     
  15. The Pop Kids

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    And now they've removed the 2/23/24 date from the update.

    Settlement Update (as of January 22, 2024): On December 26, 2023, the Court approved the Settlement and distributions are forthcoming. Please continue to check this website for any changes or updates.

    :realmad:
     
  16. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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  17. torquerulesok

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    A hundred bucks for a DBX’ed copy of the “345th greatest album of all time”?

    Sorry, but I’ll stick with my well-played OG. The mastering isn’t great (perhaps the OG was DBX’ed as well?) but nothing a 30-band EQ can’t fix. :tiphat:
     
  18. NorthernFusion

    NorthernFusion There's some fear in letting go...

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    Good point, forgot this had the ‘Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab’ banner. Should’ve been a regular release instead of a one-step imo.
     
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  19. Peter HG

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    Have you heard the Greetings One-Step? Comparing that to an OG has me on the edge of my seat for the next 3 or 4. A bargain at $100
     
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  20. torquerulesok

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    No, I have not. A friend of mine may have a copy. Time for a shoot-out.

    I know exactly what you describe - every time I listen to that record I wonder how the master ever passed QC. Were all of the involved audio engineers half deaf?
     
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  22. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    Not a clue... :shrug:
    Was the 2016 vinyl not Super already... ?
     
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  23. The Pop Kids

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    I'm sure you've seen this, here's the difference between the two according to MFSL:

    MoFi SuperVinyl

    Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world's quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are virtually indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label's engineers hear in the mastering lab.


    The 2016 version was not pressed on their "SuperVinyl" formulation. That's the only difference as far as I can tell.
     
  24. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

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    Yes, i know that but still i can't figure why they would use their "SuperVinyl" on record A and not on record B...
    Since the 2022 debacle, i tend to be very cautious about informations provided by MFSL...
    Does someone know how long they've been using SV formula ?
     
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  25. The Pop Kids

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    Looks like 2018. See here: Mofi Super Vinyl

    I think the first title to use the formula was the What's Going On One Step.

    So it didn't exist in 2016.
     

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