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The process enables the cutting lathe to run at half-speed obviously the masters do the same which places less stress on the cutting head. It also gives it twice as long to cut the groove in the lacquer, and at lower frequencies, so when the vinyl is played back it has enhanced depth, presence and a genuinely better reproduction of the source tapes.
There is no consensus whether half speed mastering sounds better by the experts. A real blind test would be between half speed mastering and normal on the same format using the same tapes and engineer. I had high hopes for the 40th anniversary releases of this iconic album but this is disappointing. Maybe an audiophile pressing of the album on SACD. As it is, there is no CD option at all. I ordered the vinyl singles box since it looks like a nice collectors item.
I never understood this newfound fascination with vinyl anyway, other than the artwork which looks much better in a large format. Still in doubt whether to get the 45RPM re-release of the album. It would only be as a collectors item as well. Listening to it would not be a very convenient experience anyway, having to turn over the record after 2 or 3 songs. How many more times are the record company going to milk the ABBA back catalogue?
There must be loads of versions of this fantastic album out there, but how many more do we really need? ABBA Gold, by the way, must be the most re-released album on the planet! There must surely be loads in the vaults. By reducing the cutting speed in half, they could easily get 15kHz in there with no problem.
Somebody discovered that there were advantages to making regular stereo LPs this way, too…. I have a lot of these records. Not sure why the grooves seem squashed. There is a lot of dead wax.
That is why cd-4 are quieter, but the quad sounds great. And then I realised — duh — you were merely referring to the album cover. There has been a reissue on 29 July of the , 30th anniversary. I say allege because my work colleague, who is a member of some abba fan club, and in their newsletter it mentioned the items of coloured vinyl, but it did mention 40th anniversary edition of the album deluxe.
Does it actually make a difference to sound quality on playback? It just sounds like a marketing trick. Media Control. Archived from the original PHP on 21 May Archived from the original on 12 March Archived from the original on 5 April Retrieved 24 February Archived from the original on 5 December Archived from the original on 3 February Billboard Magazine Volume 91, No. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 31 October Music Canada. Retrieved 20 December Retrieved 28 August Retrieved 25 December The Book of Golden Discs 2, illustrated ed.
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