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    A very nice article about CDs at The Quietus

    http://thequietus.com/articles/24710...-compact-discs

    "Add to this the fact that much of today’s new vinyl is exorbitantly expensive, prone to issues of quality control due to overburdened pressing plants, and often digitally sourced - which means a new LP is basically a big, expensive CD with added vinyl noise"

    This I have been saying for years - ever since I was with dear departed Nick Kilroy witnessing the mastering of the early Junior Boys records.

    Some of my own earlier thoughts on this:
    http://www.woebot.com/search/label/Digital%20Audio

    My answer? Keep your CDs - get a transport-only CD player and a very good DAC and you'll have rich, deep, and warm (yes) sound far eclipsing what you can get on a record (bless em)

    The only gatekeepers to this being crap re-mastering.

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    your mate was talking about buying up thousands of cds on monday,

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    your mate was talking about buying up thousands of cds on monday,
    yeah he's cottoned on. the thing is if you get the playback sorted they're brilliant.

    good cd player (unless you're clever) = 25,000
    good record player = 150

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    There's big demand for things like the Blood & Fire CDs too and stuff like the Bob Marley JAD boxsets.

    Big discussions on the remnants of the Blood & Fire board right now about recent VP/Greensleeves vinyl sounding atrocious - even for things that had previously been remastered decently in the 90s and noughties.

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    I wont quickly forget my disgust at the quality of those Jammy's CDs on VP. Appalling mastering, destroyed the tunes - and Id already bought three of them before I got a chance to listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john eden View Post
    There's big demand for things like the Blood & Fire CDs too and stuff like the Bob Marley JAD boxsets.

    Big discussions on the remnants of the Blood & Fire board right now about recent VP/Greensleeves vinyl sounding atrocious - even for things that had previously been remastered decently in the 90s and noughties.
    wish i had more of those B&F on CD. i have the 'riginal vinyl but their congos reissue is a work of art - a labour of love even (visions of UB40)

    some of the reggae remastering is fantastic.

    the greensleeves stuff kevin metcalfe did is amazing.

    http://www.soundmasters.co.uk/kevin-...-international

    he went back to the tapes and really got the bass on board. the original rockers remastering is WAY better than the vinyl.

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