Did Stinson ever release LPs recorded with AES pre-emphasis rather than
RIAA? I'm working on "Off to Sea Once More, vol. II", which Discogs.com
dates from 1962. That's quite a while after the RIAA standard was
adopted in 1955, but the record, played back with an RIAA curve, sounds
awful -- boomy, no top end. Played back with an AES curve (400Hz
turnover, -12dB rolloff at 10kHz) it sounds a lot more realistic, and a
lot more like other recordings I've heard of these artists (A. L. Lloyd
& Ewan MacColl -- as far as live references go, I heard MacColl in
person in the last year of his life, never heard Lloyd other than on
records). It's hard to believe that a record company would put out AES
discs as late as 1962, so is this just a really bad mastering job?
(Discogs says this LP was produced from originals on Topic from the UK.)
Or did Stinson really issue non-standard LPs?
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