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Why would you hate to say it?  You're absolutely right!  The problems we're talking about are not the fault of the CD format, they're the fault of whoever's mastering for the CD.  CDs can reproduce frequencies down to below 1hz.

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> From: "Gray, Mike" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:52:14 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Bass less reissues from England,U.S.  Record club versions
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>Vinyl was never the ideal medium to deliver sound to the average consumer - too many compromises to appease the home console phonograph. 
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>OK, Angel tried to make amends in the 70s with a few releases at 45 rpm (they sounded good, didn't they!) - and who can forget RCA half-speed mastering? 
>Was this a new idea? Decca mastered early ffs records at half-speed back in the late 50s. 
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>And who can forget that pressing plants didn't want lacquers with lots of LF difference information that required longer-than-average pressing duration? 
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>I hate to say it, but a well-mastered CD can sound mighty wonderful ... 
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>Mike Gray 
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