The real RCA Lou Reed Transformer

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Dave, Dec 23, 2003.

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  1. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™ Thread Starter

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  2. peterC

    peterC Aussie Addict

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    I have the German manufactured version (ND 83806) from the early 80s which I presume is the same as the one listed.

    Really does sound great!
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™ Thread Starter

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    I would think so based on other albums in this situation. Definitely falls under the "Begs to be cranked" catagory. ;)
     
  4. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    The seller doesn't say if it's a Japanese or US pressing. Do they sound the same?
     
  5. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Hi Dave,

    How's the sound on the RCA Gold?

    Happy holidaze,
    Jeffrey :)
     
  6. tomcat

    tomcat Forum Resident

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    I compared it to the Anesini remaster. To be short: while the Anesini remaster sounds more "natural", the RCA gold sounds more "hi-fi", i.e. a bit processed and EQ'ed. I once thought the RCA gold was a little crispier (more "open"?) than the original German RCA, but if this means "better" or "worse" I am not sure about anymore... :sigh: The original RCA and the Anesini remaster are surely better at cranking up; the RCA gold is fine to listen to at lower levels.

    Seasons greetings
    Thomas
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™ Thread Starter

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    Compressed crap compared to this auction ;)

    Keith, it doesn't really matter as the first US. pressings on RCA were made in Japan anyways. I'll bet my shorts that this one is from Japan based on the cat. #. The German version has a different cat # but is from the same master as the Japanese.
     
  8. chrischross

    chrischross New Member

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    I scored the Japan version of this a few months back in the used bins -- almost as a "well the Bowie RCA's sound good, I'll get this one". I like it, and since it IS a Bowie/Ronson/Reed album, it's pretty essential for the Bowie fan.
     
  9. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™ Thread Starter

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    Agreed Chris. Very similar in sound to the RCA Bowies. Nice and analog. ;)
     
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