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  Jon Mason

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BIS thread
November 3, 2012
They only reduced the original 12 discs to 8 SACDs. Japanese retail sites are offering it pre-release for 31,500 Yen, that's over 400 dollars with international shipping. Anyway you slice it, a bad deal for consumers. I shouldn't have assumed they would mke good use of the medium. Also I see that I could be wrong about it being 16 bit. It is ... more
BIS thread
November 3, 2012
This 12 disc CD set has been out of print for years, fetching exorbitant prices on the used resale market. I think it's Sacd rerelease is more about the convenience of the long single layer Sacd playing time than its superior audio quality. The originals are 16 bit 44.1 kHz. ... more
Signature Collection - SACDs from EMI
May 10, 2012
I just listened to the Klemperer Mozart set and I have to admit I'm a little disappointed. I have these recordings in both their previous Redbook editions from 1989 and 2000. Both of those releases are better than the sound on these new SACDs. I think these recordings actually had much more natural dynamic range than the Living Stereo recordings ... more