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Pink Floyd Discovery Box is here...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TONEPUB, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Which was which in this analogy please ? I put the Mastersound on eBay as soon as I heard my 2 Track (J for US).
  2. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Thanks for the comparisons oldschool. since I happen to prefer the Gold WYWH over the 2 track I might like these new ones. BUT the question remains, are they better than the Doug Sax or MFSL discs?
  3. oldschool

    oldschool I love tape hiss

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    balanced & smooth: Japan 2-track
    shrill & detailed: MasterSound

    Sorry, I don't have the Sax remasters to compare to and my MFSL DSOTM is not around.
  4. kevnhuys

    kevnhuys Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    Dynamic range (DR) is the difference between the loudest recorded sound (peak level) and the quietest (background noise, not including 'digitial silence' between tracks). What's usually presented as 'DR' here is typically the difference between the peak level and the average level. This isn't really the DR, it's actually the 'crest factor', a different but useful comparative metric. I suspect that's what's being reported in this case too.
  5. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

    Highland Park, USA
    Thank you! :righton:

    In addition, a friend posted this info on another forum...

    Any music which is adjusted to have a Dynamic Range value under 10-12 is indicative of compression abuse. Any recording at that range or above (preferrably over 12) is considered to be a more "natural" recording, meaning it has little dynamic processing and more dynamic range.
  6. Simon_LDT

    Simon_LDT Forum Resident

    England, UK
    Thanks for all the info so far peeps. Any comparisons to the Sax remasters?
  7. Runt

    Runt Forum Resident

    Motor City
    That's pretty much what we've all been waiting for on this thread...still waiting.
  8. joachim50

    joachim50 Forum Resident

  9. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    In your opinion. Oldschool is entitled to his view.
  10. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    So who do you believe? :)

    What a happy topic.
  11. oldschool

    oldschool I love tape hiss

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    TONEPUB Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Portland, Oregon


    Did that last week at the beginning of the thread. They are nearly identical if not completely identical. If you've already got the OBTW box, I can't see any reason for buying Discovery, unless you just want it.
  13. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

    Highland Park, USA
    But aren't the contents of the OBTW box set all over the place in regards to the mastering/versions that were included?

    IMO, a comparison with the Doug Sax remasters included in the Shine On box, along with the subsequent releases (remastered by DS) would be more informative and fairer comparison. Example: You wouldn't want to compare Animals from the OBTW box to this new release as the differences would be light years apart.

    I'm looking forward to comparing these new releases to the DS remasters but will still have to wait until tomorrow for the US release.

    And, being a hardcore fan who has purchased multiple versions of each release over the years, from vinyl on, I would feel better knowing that I had the definitive version, even if these new remasters offered the slightest upgrade. For me... it's not about the money.
  14. LeeS

    LeeS Martini Time

  15. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Dayton Ohio
    Hey Myke, I know you have the Mofi Meddle.

    Is the new mastering comparable?
  16. Lyle_JP

    Lyle_JP Forum Curmudgeon

    Danville, CA, US
    As was pointed out previously, only More, Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother, Obscured By Clouds, and The Wall are Sax remasters in that box. So actually, you didn't compare most of the albums to the Sax remasters.

    EDIT: forgot The Wall initially.
  17. Myke

    Myke Listening

    I dunno. I don't have any new PF, and when I do, it'll only be the DSOTM & WYWH LPs.
  18. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Dayton Ohio
    I know not ALL of the discs in the OBTW set are Sax remasters.

    The new masterings that interest me most are Meddle, Saucerful Of Secrets, More, and Animals.
  19. rontoon

    rontoon Floydian Archivist

    Highland Park, USA
    Yes, an informative, yet slightly misguided review.
  20. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    If anyone wants to dip a toe rather than jump in head first, Target is running a similar deal on the PF reissues as they did on the Beatles reissues... buy any two CDs (or T-shirts!?) and they give you a $5 gift card (which you can then take and go buy more CDs with, presumably, but in a separate transaction). Starts tomorrow -- they list the new DSOTM at $9.99, but not sure what the pricing is on all of these or which titles they will actually be carrying.

    Given that, I might just go pick a couple up and see if they're good -- if not, I'm not out much money and if they are, I have a gift card to defray my next purchase!
  21. Icenine1

    Icenine1 Forum Resident

    Are the downloads available tomorrow?
  22. LarryT

    LarryT Forum Resident

    Nowhere Man, USA
    It looks like only DSOTM is $9.99 .... this one is $14.29.

    BestBuy has them all for $9.99 ($19.99 for the double disc sets) .... might do better there.

  23. zappaien

    zappaien Forum Resident

    Paris France
    Thanks for the update !

    Ok now when i see the press release from some month from EMI, they said : SACD. ANyone got a realese date of this set on sacd ? Any info ? EMi please ?

    Happy listening

  24. Ern

    Ern Forum Resident

    I only heard 'A Saurceful Of Secrets' so far, and there's clearly an improvement. :righton:
  25. simon-wagstaff

    simon-wagstaff Forum Resident

    I listened to the new Meddle last night.


    Though I did no direct comparisons I have had the MoFi for a long time. The new mastering has much deeper and more defined bass, it was a significant improvement. Maybe not quite as 3-D in soundstage, a little airier though.

    I liked it.
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