Interesting Article on Stones SACD Release

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    Mix Magazine has done a very interesting article on the use of Super Audio in the Stones releases and also has some interesting discussion on how they assembled the master tapes for the series. A good read!
    http://mixonline.com/ar/audio_satisfaction/index.htm
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    THX Lee
    Nice find[​IMG]
     
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    Lee, thanks for posting the link. Much appreciated. I love a couple parts of this article, in particular.
     
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    Hey wait a minute, didn't Memorex used to say something about that? [​IMG]
     
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    Lance, sure, bring up the useless details. [​IMG] Seriously, they are good questions. I wonder if they were using good analog equipment. Perhaps Lee could comment. As for PCM, I would hope they made the master at least at 24/96 and preferably 24/192. Though it could not be used for commercial release, I wonder how a 24/384 PCM master would compare to the DSD master.
     
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    All I know is that both Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed now sound state-of-the-art on SACD.

    A great job was done on these releases and they deserve our thanks.
    I'm glad the Stones catalog was put on SACD.

    That's the thing about SACD. If your going to do a whole catalog of a group, say The Beatles, it would be better to have them on SACD as it's much easier to deal with. It just feels more comfortable because it's like putting on a cd.

    If they did a whole catalog in DVDA, it would be a pain in the ass switching from disc to disc.

    DVDA is fine with one album but I feel when doing many albums (like The Stones) SACD is the winner.
     
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    John, ironically, I just listened to the Beggars Banquet SACD and am now listening to Let it Bleed. They are great. I also have Metamorphosis, Flowers, and Hot Rocks 1964-1971 on SACD and am very impressed with them as well. They blow my old ABKCO CDs of Hot Rocks out of the water.
     
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    How does the remastered Stones CD's sound compared to the SACD version?
    LJ
     
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    Lance, I agree with Lee wholeheartedly regarding the CD layers versus the SACD layers on the Stones discs. The CD layers are far, far better than the original ABKCO CDs. However, the SACD layers are even better. SACD is the way to go with the Stones, unless you have immaculate copies of the original LPs. [​IMG]
     
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    Keith,

    In the new issue of HiFi News, Ken Kessler say the new CDs even beat the rare UK LP versions he has. He has compared all of the possible releases.

    Lee
     

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