Rush - new 2015 vinyl and hi-res reissues thread. (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. An email to AS letting them know that you did not get what you paid for would probably be a good place to start.
  2. JCRW

    JCRW Forum Resident

    I believe ProStudioMasters has the corrected version of 'A Farewell To Kings'. They also addressed the issue on their support page. I purchased it this morning along with '2112' and both sound fine to me.
  3. vinylvark

    vinylvark Forum Resident

    I tried to search through part 1 as well, sorry if this has been answered somewhere already. I would like to get the first 6 albums on vinyl. I understand the EU is pressed at GZ so I am definitely not getting those.

    Where are the US versions pressed at?
    Did they do a good job remastering them? I read something about noise not being on the original albums?

  4. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    I've opened a ticket with Pono over the 24/96 AFTK purchase I made last week, will follow up with their response.
  5. scottp

    scottp Forum Resident

    I am interested to hear what they come back at you with. Being a Pono backer I assume I'd get the upgrade if/when file is upgraded. The vinyl is more than enough to hold me over for now. Really happy will each installment so far. :)
  6. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin City Pop, Rock, and anything 80s til I die

    United States
    This is the email that I sent to AS:
    I'm hoping that this can be worked out.
  7. soka

    soka Forum Resident

    I can confirm have the right AFTK. It IS the 2015 remaster and the FSR IS 192kHz.:righton: Checked it in Sonic Visualiser.
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  8. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    Are you setup to check the dynamic range values? Please post if not too much trouble...
  9. mitchcortes

    mitchcortes Forum Resident

    The US versions are pressed at Quality Record Pressings. These are 200 gram. The EU versions are indeed pressed at GZ vinyl and are 180 gram. The mastering is the same for both as far as I know. I don't see why everyone is so negative about GZ pressings. All my records from this company are flat, well centered and play great when cleaned. I only have 2112 and AFTK should be here tomorrow, but the new 2112 sounds fantastic. The only thing I really hate from GZ are the custom inner sleeves. They are very tight. These new Rush pressings however come in a polylined innersleeve, which is also a plus for me.
    There is also some talk about the US AFTK pressing having issues being warped/dished. So, if you live in the EU I don't see why you shouldn't try the GZ pressings. A lot cheaper too I guess...
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  10. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

    I purchased AFTK from PSM last night and it appears to be the correct version, although I don't have a visualizer program to validate that. Another nice upgrade from my Sector 24/96 version! I will likely wait to by Hemispheres until after I read some feedback from the board that all is as it should be w the files.
  11. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    I'm only interested in the 96/24. Has anyone purchased AFTK at that resolution and received the 2015 mastering that isn't an upsample?
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  12. redteck

    redteck Forum Resident

    Hamilton, NJ USA
    Sorry to hear about all the warping/noise problems folks are having with the vinyl. It's sad for this to happen just as Rush starts showing some interest in audiophile releases. Apparently, I've been ridiculously lucky so far, having bought them all with no deal-breaking issues. I've purchased them all from Amazon and they've all arrived nice and flat. AFTK does seem to have just a bit more surface noise (a light rumbling in the quiet sections) than the others, but that might be my medium-quality turntable talking. On the whole, I'm very pleased.
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  13. vanye

    vanye Forum Resident

    Thanks. Seems their quality control's really got it going on. Good to see this confirmed.
  14. Veovis

    Veovis Forum Resident

    Contacted AS about this and recieved a reply that, referring to information in this forum (likely this thread), it's the Sector version of the album that is upsampled and not the new remaster... Wonder how they got that idea!
  15. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    Yeah, they are mixing everything up!
  16. vinylvark

    vinylvark Forum Resident

    Thanks, appreciate it.

    I don't want GZ vinyl because almost every item I have and had from GZ has pops and cracks and are dirty in their (plain paper) sleeves. Some are better than others but I find it mostly unacceptable. Cleaning helps to some degree but doesn't bring it up to an acceptable level for me personally.
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  17. mitchcortes

    mitchcortes Forum Resident

    No problem. I think I read some people got US pressings from seller All Your Music on for a good price. Maby you should check it out or someone who has bought one of these US versions can chime in to confirm or not...
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  18. Just want to say that yesterday I received my copy of the 2112 hologram edition LP. Here's a sample:

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  19. mitchcortes

    mitchcortes Forum Resident

    I read some reports about noises during Madrigal... I just received my EU copy and also hear some wierd noises. Doesn't sound like scratches or dust to me... I have just cleaned the record with a carbon brush before spinning. I will wet clean the record this weekend to see if it washes of, but was wondering if every vinyl copy had this issue so far?!
  20. soka

    soka Forum Resident

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  21. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    Confirming I have the same issue on my replacement. A few loud pops in "Madrigal." Oddly enough, my first copy that was shaped like a bowl did not have any such issues.
  22. mitchcortes

    mitchcortes Forum Resident

    Sorry to hear your copy turned out bad also. On the other hand good to know not every copy has noise in the same song. My gz pressing was pretty good otherwise (flat, well centered). We'll see how it cleans up before asking an exchange.
  23. jonboy71

    jonboy71 Forum Resident

    Oxnard, CA
    Does anyone know if Pono music store has the corrected files yet?
  24. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    I opened ticket a couple of days ago and they said they are investigating and will get back to me. I haven't heard anything.
  25. crimsun

    crimsun Active Member

    Also, visually:


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