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

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

  1. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

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    The Tone Poet reissues are no comparison to the MM reissues. Half of the Tone Poet albums have speed problems. I can’t think of a single MM LP that faced this problem. Well, maybe one or two out of like 150 or something...?

    I’d gladly take a slightly warped record over the crap that the Cohearant/RTI chain is currently churning out. Between the TP and BN80, I think we are up to like 15-20 with flutter issues. Ranging from somewhat minor to absolutely awful but with seemingly no end in sight. All three of the new BN80s are already reported as phucked up yet again. The last track on the Hancock record is said to be even worse than the Andrew Hill debacle.

    I’ve had my issues with MoFi but they have NEVER put out defective product like Blue Note is currently putting out.
     
  2. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Why are you dragging this into this thread? This is a MoFi thread. The poster you quoted likes the Tone Poets. Why do you feel the need to rain on his parade?

    Aside from the (mostly minor) speed issues in the TP series, they are absolutely a direct comparison to the MMJs. It is a phenomenal series. A huge portion of folks don't hear the speed issues, I'm not sure why you feel the need to **** all over the TP and BN80s every time they get mentioned. We have a separate thread for those issues.
     
  3. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

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    When somebody “drags it into this thread” that Tone Poet has put out a comparable product to MM, I think it fair to offer an alternate viewpoint. It’s not a random offering up of criticism towards a different series.

    Your last “point” is absolutely untrue. I don’t even drift into the TP or BN80 threads any longer. I probably haven’t posted in either for at least a month, so how could I be criticizing them “every time they get mentioned”?
     
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  4. nycNick

    nycNick Active Member

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    Rega RP3 TTPSU/Exact2/GT Subplatter--->Jolida JD9--->Aestheix Calypso--->Nord NC500Mk2--->Maggie 1.7i MYE Stands . Added to my sig, thanks!
     
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  5. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Very nice. And those Maggies might be my favorite speaker for the buck - a great speaker, a great speaker for the money, and gives you almost everything you might want in a speaker. But needs a LOT of power to bring out their best.
     
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  6. nycNick

    nycNick Active Member

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    This is my 2nd pair - swapped for some Logan SL3’s, just didn’t do it for me, went back to them. And the Nord has power in spades. Both are fantastic values IMHO. The pre was acquired used for a great price.
     
  7. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    Thanks for the heads up. I will look into them.
     
  8. merlperl

    merlperl Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I just picked this up based on this very conversation and I’m let down by it. The material from “everybody knows...” sounds much better on my original pressing of that. The drums sound muted on the greatest hits disc. Same with helpless. Now I’m hearing some serious sibilance on “After the Gold Rush”. if this is a one step it’s not even close to being in the same universe as the Mofi product of which I have 8...
     
  9. TDurden

    TDurden Active Member

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  10. djost

    djost Senior Member

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    Listening to Monk's Dream right now and it sounds great. Took the day off to catch my breath from work and listening to this record is what I needed. Bass, drums, sax and Monk's piano are right in the room with me. And, I want to say I can hear Monk ?? talking/mumbling to himself in the background on some of the songs. These aren't cheap and I have other pressings of most of them, but on my stereo these are the best pressings and recordings of each album that I have. If the next one-step is an album that I really like, I'll find away to buy it.
     
  11. JAG

    JAG Forum Professor with Tenure

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    Any word on when shipping of Monk is going to resume? It has been weeks.
     
  12. DaveyF

    DaveyF Forum Resident

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    Most likely when there are a bunch more presales...if at all!
    I was told that the initial batch of about half were produced and the rest were waited on...to gauge interest level. Makes sense in a perverse sort of way. IMHO, somewhat disingenuous to the customer...but typical.
     
  13. Crazysteve

    Crazysteve Forum Resident

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    Thank you for not drifting in. It’s been very pleasant around there. I’m sorry you’re so unhappy.
     
  14. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Agreed. Makes me feel guilty even just being on the fence about buying it.
     
  15. Jrr

    Jrr Forum Resident

    Interesting that Elusive Disc just listed as “one copy left” of the Simon & Garfunkel for $299 and Fagen for $399. What a cash grab....don’t see either selling. As if they didn’t pull a few aside!
     
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  16. Sam

    Sam Senior Member

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    When is the "proposed" ship date for Fragile?
     
  17. tubesandvinyl

    tubesandvinyl Forum Resident

    The individual lps are far better sounding than the GH.
     
  18. merlperl

    merlperl Forum Resident

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    Thank you for this validation. Everyone is all worked up about it. I’m a big fan of NY and the NYA releases have been excellent sonically. But this GH, just doesn’t thrill me like they do. Sounds a bit ...soft? Slightly muted? At least on my system. Maybe people with bright systems like it for that reason.
     
  19. GeraldB

    GeraldB Forum Resident

    Amazon US and CA have a release date of Nov. 1!

    https://www.amazon.com/Fragile-Yes/dp/B07Y4HSV9K/

    Monk's Dream disappeared from Amazon.ca by release date and is 1-3 months (which I think is code for "probably never") on .com. Did anyone order from Amazon and get one? The pre-order price for Fragile on Amazon.ca isn't bad, and so much easier to deal with for returns (outside of the US).
     
  20. Vinylfindco

    Vinylfindco Forum Resident

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    Apparently we'll have Fragile in a week (according to Amazon). My credit card hopes it's a month away.
     
  21. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    I wouldn’t go by Amazon.
     
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  22. JAG

    JAG Forum Professor with Tenure

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    They are going to ship Fragile before they finish shipping Monk? I highly doubt we see Fragile anytime soon.
     
  23. dkurtis

    dkurtis sonofthefather

    While that reasoning makes sense, I expect to see Fragile before Christmas. If not Fragile, then the Dire Straits 45 rpm series. Mofi will have something significant for the Christmas shopping season. Labels release major box sets at that time also - so there is always competition for your dollars.
     
  24. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Dire Straits should be shipping in the next few weeks, per MoFi
     
  25. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

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    Boston MA
    Wasn't it by the end of October per MoFi? That would be next week.
     
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