I know there are people around here who know the process. This question is for them (hopefully) Reading a lot of conjecture about the latest vinyl pressings etc. What I am trying to get to the bottom of is what the source would have been in 1981. I know the recorded the album to tape. However it appears from the credit is was mixed digital and the 2 track master would have been digital. Now, the big question. At that time, what rez would that digital 2 track master have been? From my understanding its unlikely to have been better than CD quality. Adding to the confusions are the latest pressings down at Abbey Road "from original masters". To my understanding that would be digital master and nothing anyone could do about any stair stepping since the bit rate is the bit rate of the time. Hopefully someone who actually knows can explain this. Thank you.