Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc One Step of SANTANA, BILL EVANS TRIO, etc.*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Drew769, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. varyat

    varyat Forum Resident

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    My experience as well. Great record.
     
  2. MOON

    MOON Forum Resident

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  3. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    I just like to order one steps from Music Direct because if there are any issues at all, MD will replace flawed records or packaging, no questions asked, and returns are not asked for.
     
  4. TDurden

    TDurden Active Member

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    I completely agree with every word of this...with one small difference, mine is #609 :)
     
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  5. TDurden

    TDurden Active Member

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    Agreed. I am a pretty hardcore Zep fan and have been underwhelmed with all of the recent remastered releases. I think Jimmy needs to let someone else take the wheel for the next round. Compared to other remastered titles from that same era the Zeppelin stuff sounds thin to me and lacks depth. When I listen to When The Levee Breaks I want Bonzo’s drumming in that stairwell at Headley Grange to knock me on my ass and it doesn’t. I realize it may have to do with the quality of the master but if I listen to the remasters of say, Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers they have much more low end depth and punch to me. As I said, it may be out of Jimmy’s control but I feel like there’s got to be more low end to be had in those recordings.
    Just my .02
     
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  6. TDurden

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    Didn’t know about SRV or Mingus. I’ll give them a call tomorrow and get on the list. Thanks!
     
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  7. bluejimbop

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    Do we know the provenance of the Blu-Ray audio? Sounds damn nice and y’know there were rumors ...
     
  8. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    I had to use my demagnetizer to reduce static. The records were quiet after the process.
     
  9. Nitrous

    Nitrous Well-Known Member

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    Yep I know it’s good I have it. My point was it’s not exactly a sonic masterpiece but it sounds very good so why not some Bowie stuff that somebody else commented may not be up to the mark sonically.
     
  10. Classicrock

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    it's all to do with licencing. There is no limit it appears to Bob and Sony releasing his records again and again. Other major names appear to be restricted with any competition to the inferior digital remasters their labels put out blocked. Certainly a number of Bowie releases are top recordings with Visconti and Ken Scott being involved but we may never get another audiophile quality release. Visconti's remixes appear to be the standard now same as Giles Martin for the Beatles. At least the Stones releases got some good sources most recently, all be it from hi-res/DSD copies. Most of these One Steps have been Jazz or from the Sony/Columbia/Epic catalogues.
     
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  11. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Sorry, but could you reference your previous post? I'm not sure which album you're talking about.
    Thanks.
     
  12. nightenrock

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    Damn, Monk sounds freaking amazing. Love the new jackets too; haven’t been keeping up with the reviews here and those were a nice surprise.
     
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  13. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Thats good news. Took them too damn long to change them though. Still, at least theyve corrected the issue.
     
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  14. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    Yes, they took way too long. The new jackets are much nicer.
     
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  15. scoutbb

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    Was gonna order one from MD but it said "Out of Stock", so I ordered from MOFI. Hope that wasn't a mistake.
     
  16. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    No mistake.
     
  17. TDurden

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    Agreed on all of it. Love the new jackets. I like the way the finish matches the box’s. Took too long but well done.
     
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  18. Nitrous

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    I was talking about possibility of releasing some one step Bowie stuff particularly StationToStation but anything from Hunky Dory up to and including Scary Monsters would be great.
    To be honest I would prefer an AP UHQR release for these but a One Step would do!
     
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  19. Nitrous

    Nitrous Well-Known Member

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    Yep I understand the licensing issues. It’s a real shame as I believe certain titles would sell very well.
     
  20. Mok

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    Probably not a mistake. I put in a preorder for Monk's Dream at Music Direct when preorders were available. Still hasn't shipped. If it's one thing MD is not great at is keeping customers updated on orders. I had an order in for the Bernard Herrmann Marnie vinyl issue and no update from MD on it between when I preordered it (March 13, six weeks before release date) and when it finally shipped (August 13, many weeks after release date). MD always ships well, and stocks great stuff - this is the one area I wish they were more transparent.
     
  21. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    Mr. Tullman ! Do you recall which of our members was praising the Neil Youngs greatest hits 180gr vinyl release from a few years back as in the same league as the mofi one-steps? I believe the member made the comment in the early days of this thread. It wasnt you was it?
     
  22. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    @AnalogJ informed me about the Neil Young Greatests hits. I think I remember it being mentioned in the notes on the cover that it is was cut using the one step. It's a real good sounding compilation. It's AAA except where the original recording was digital.
     
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  23. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    I don't believe it's on the cover notes, Jim, but it has its own section on Neil Young's own website, where it talks about the production of the album and the One Step process. Most of the album is as stunning sounding as anything you'll hear.

    I tried finding the page which explains the production of the album and it seems to have been taken down, although it may now be part of an app.
     
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  24. ddgi

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    I may be wrong, but I think the version that you are asking about may this one:
    Neil Young - Greatest Hits
     
  25. honestabe316

    honestabe316 Analog Rebel

    After the member mentioned it i made a mental note to get it... i did last year at best buy actually. Its the 2 180 gram and a 7" single... has the reprise label but i believe the classic records ones were 200 gram... i didnt realize there were different re releases of this now i wonder if i got the one that the member mentioned. It does sound outstanding... ill have to check now when i get home. The reason i asked was that another thread dedicated to this lp sent me a message today as someone else commented on it and djd not care for the mastering.... i noticed on discogs one says mastered by * CB and the classic records one is by Bernie G. Now im all confused
     

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