Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 35DP

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Emospence, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Agreed this sounds like a pre-emphasis issue, harsh is about the last thing I would use to describe the 35DP-4, especially compared to the Mastersound Gold which has a spike in the lower treble.
     
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  2. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    I lived at the corner of Charlesgate East and Beacon St from 1981 to 1983. Okay, back to the WYWH discussion!
     
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  3. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    So anyway, he was willing to part with it for $75. I guess he didn't listen to any of his CDs anymore after putting them all in his iTunes. I took it home and made a rip. It does sound smoother with de-emphasis applied. What type of system are you guys listening on? I just don't feel like it's leaps and bounds better than the Sony Mastersound which I really liked a lot.
     
  4. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    My gear is in my profile. I've listened to it on my Quad ESL57, Harbeths and Stax SR-009 headphones. For digital conversion I use a Merging NADAC on my speaker system and a custom R2R DAC with my headphones. I've also heard it on my friend's large Avant-garde speakers, he has a Naim CD555 CD player.

    If you have heard the DSOTM non-TO mastering the 35DP-4 basically sounds like that- incredibly dynamic, smooth, not lacking in detail and with amazing presence. I think the more full range and large scale your system sounds the better these type of highly dynamic masterings sound.

    The UK vinyl first matrix is also sublime.

    If you have any hifi dealers around you offer to buy them lunch and see if they'll let you crank the disc on one of their big systems.
     
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  5. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    I'll have to try it on a better system. Currently I just have my FiiO players and Sennheiser HD598SE headphones which I would just consider a mediocre mobile listening setup. I do like my Blackface Harvest DSOTM for the reasons you mentioned. Maybe this one will grow more on me with more listening.
     
  6. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident

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    Crazy hype...totally unwarranted
     
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  7. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    If only someone could've gotten through to me back then. $350.00 (Collector's condition) , only to sell it for half that years later.
    Live and learn.
     
  8. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

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    My system is in my profile. It’s midrange, but good enough for me to appreciate this disc compared to other masterings. Like hvb said, I find it very warm, smooth, relaxed. Some people think it’s “too” relaxed, actually. I have the Mastersound too, and I think it’s pretty good, but to me there’s some weird artifacting in the upper-mid/high frequency that makes listening to it rather unpleasant (to me, at least.)

    Me personally my top 3 WYWH discs would probably be:

    35DP-4
    Immersion blu ray audio / SACD original stereo mix
    1994 Sax remaster

    Don’t sleep on the Sax...it’s really nice, and can be had cheap if people don’t feel like dropping huge loot on either 35DP-4 or CK 33453 2-track JPN for US
     
  9. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    I've probably posted this in another WYWH thread, this is an album I have never heard a bad sounding version of (some are not quite to my taste, but it's never bad). More bands would be lucky to have the amazing treatment Pink Floyd has had on digital.

    A good mastering of the mono mix of Piper on digital is all I can ask for.
     

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