Peter Gabriel 'UP' SACD = Crest cracker!

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  1. Michael St. Clair

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    Several people have reported that 'Dark Side Disease' has afflicted the PG 'UP' SACD.

    Mine hasn't arrived in the mail yet.

    Way to go, Crest. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Buyer beware.

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  2. KeithH

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    I guess the answer is to not buy any hybrids disc pressed in the US. Wonderful. [​IMG]
     
  3. KeithH

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    Michael, I think you meant UP, not Us. Here in the US, UP is a hybrid disc, while Us is a single-layer disc. The discussion on Hoffman's board is on the UP hybrid. It seems as though the cracking problem has involved only hybrids pressed at the Crest plant.
     
  4. Lewis Besze

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    This is troubling news.
    So where can I buy those discs that aren't pressed in the US?
     
  5. Michael St. Clair

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    My bad on the thread title; it's not the first time I've made that mistake.
     
  6. Lee Scoggins

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    Given the history and hype of this story, I am going to wait and see what my own personal experience is on the disc.

    We also know that Crest tightened production tolerances, so I am a bit skeptical about this being another mfg error.
     
  7. Michael St. Clair

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  8. Lewis Besze

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    Just bought one from BB,no crackings visible!
     
  9. John Geelan

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    So far my copy of "Up" has no cracks and I've played it quite a few times.
     
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    Justin said:

     
  14. Javier_Huerta

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    Please, don't let it be so. As it is, I have 3 cracked DSOTM's (which I can't exchange, living in Mexico). And I just ordered "Up" from Amazon... another disc I won't be able to exchange if defective.

    I guess if the trend continues, I'll stop ordering SACD's via web site stores. I can't get the complete selection around here, but at least Sony Shops sell all SACDs they have at $15 per single disc and $30 per dual album. And the rest of the stores usually carry the european imports, not US-made ones.

    This sucks. I love SACD, and those idiots at Crest seem never to do anything right. Can't Sony take away their license, or something?
     
  15. Michael St. Clair

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    I ordered the 'UP' SACD from Amazon.fr and received the disc in three days (I paid for express shipping). I also ordered the hybrid 'So'.

    The french discs are pressed in Japan with packaging printed in the EU.

    It was a bit pricy, but if you ordered several titles and paid for slow shipping, the average SACD would be about $19 shipped.

    I shouldn't have to buy any imports. Our domestic discs should not be defective. They should be hybrid, also.
     
  16. Mike Broadman

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    I have no problems, but I've bought these discs at B&Ms.
     
  17. Michael St. Clair

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    Mike,

    My 'Dark Side of the Moon' disc was literally disintegrating, leaving flecks of plastic inside of the jewel case and my CD player. I also have a rotted 'Heathers' DVD pressed by Crest. Frankly, I don't feel like risking it, nor do I want Crest to get my money until they straighten up.

    The 'So' hybrid cost me several bucks less than buying the new SACD and the new CD remaster.
     
  18. Justin Lane

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    Guess what.....My copy of Up has formed two cracks.

    Right now I have Norah Jones, Coltrane Blue Train, DSOTM, and Up with various degress of cracking.

    Crest needs to step up to the plate and issue a recall for their shoddy manufacturing. Fixed the problem my ass, thanks for the lip service Crest, Brian Moura, and High Fidelity Review [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Crest [​IMG] Crest SACD Hybrids

    J
     
  19. Kevin C Brown

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    I wish we'd see someone report about this in the major HT rags... Maybe *then* something would be done about it.

    OK, I just did my part. I collected the links from the DSOTM, Norah Jones, and this thread, along with the two High Fidelity Review links (about DSOTM and Crest), and just sent everything to S&V. I'll also try to send them all to the other mags I read too. WSR, TPV, HTM, etc.
     
  20. Javier_Huerta

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    I just received an e-mail notification for this thread being active.

    Yep. You guessed it. Now I own *4* cracked SACD's out of 15.

    25% of my SACD's are cracked. 3 DSOTM's and 1 PG's "Up". Apparently, my Police EBYT and Norah Jones SACDs are also at risk, since both are pressed by Crest.

    Seriously - is there a possibility of a class action suit? I'm not an american citizen, but I'll simply stop buying american-made SACD's from now on.

    Frankly, this whole thing s*cks.
     

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