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‚ÄčI have seven different LP pressings of DSOTM, and three CDs.

Among the former, it's a tie between the Harvest original and the Toshiba
regular issue (but not the "Pro" version).

I have a German-issued 12" 45rpm of "Money" that blows them all away,
however.

As to the CDs, the best seems to be an original Japanese issue, but the
MobFi is sadly lacking.

WARNING: They vary in polarity, so one must be careful about making sonic
comparisons.

clark

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:48 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
>
> Dark Side of the Moon was released in 1973. There is debate about whether
> original EMI Harvest pressing or Mobile Fidelity from the late 70s sounds
> better.
>
> I agree with Rob that these albums he listed were in frequent rotation at
> hifi shops in the 70s. At least they were at Sam Ash, Tech HiFi and Audio
> Experts in White Plains NY when I was growing up. Crazy Eddie's in Yonkers
> might have had them playing, but you'd never hear them over the din of
> aggressive salesmen. Tech Hifi was the ideal store for young audio dudes
> cutting their teeth. They had reasonably-priced gear that sounded good,
> friendly salesmen (I never saw a female in that store except accompanying
> her husband, boyfriend or son) and decent listening rooms with
> switching/comparing consoles that actually worked. I bought a lot of my
> early gear there and brought several friends (and their moms) over to buy
> their first stereo systems.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rob Poretti - Cube-Tec" <
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 3:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] need suggestion re stereo imaging.
>
>
>
>  In the mid 70's I hung around audiophile stores and purchased  a lot of
>> the
>> albums that were used for demonstrations - most - well known for their
>> great
>> sound quality.
>>
>> Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) - This was the number one album in
>> stereo shops because it made everything sound great!
>> Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World (1975) - Africano is
>> standout track. (George Massenburg recording)
>> James Taylor - JT (1977)
>> Steely Day - Aja (1977)
>> Harry James - The King James Version -  Sheffield Labs  Direct to Disc
>> Thelma Houston w/Pressure Cooker - I've Got the Music in Me (1975) -
>> Sheffield Labs Direct to Disc
>> Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1979)
>>
>> There are lots of great recordings during that time and you will get
>> different suggestions based on genre preference.  Mine are based on more
>> acoustic or electric/acoustic jazzier music.  BTW:  Sheffield Labs has
>> most
>> of their library transferred to CD - awesome 70's catalog:
>>
>> http://www.sheffieldlab.com
>>
>> The later 70's pop music (around 1980) started getting quite "electronic"
>> sounding - and more compressed...
>>
>> If you want more jazz recommendations there are a lot of great Pablo and
>> ECM
>> recording's during the 70's...  let me know.
>>
>> Cheers!
>>
>> Rob
>>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of John Gledhill
>> Sent: December 17, 2014 2:30 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] need suggestion re stereo imaging.
>>
>> It has been a while since I designed digital audio processing for the
>> telephone industry, which of course was mono work.
>>
>> I never really gave much thought about stereo processing until now, save
>> for
>> the music I listened to when I was 15 years old in the 70's. I had
>> occasion
>> to digitize 100 or so albums for customer a couple of years ago and can
>> now
>> hear all sorts of distortions I was happily unaware of when I was young.
>>
>> One note I did make as went through the old albums was that I hit upon one
>> in particular, the greatest hit of the Association (or something like
>> that)
>> and it was extremely clean without notable distortion.
>> Somebody did a good job on that one and I probably would never have bought
>> it as a kid but have listened to it many times now just because of the
>> nice
>> sound.
>>
>> Never gave thought to the difference between listening to stereo music
>> through headsets versus speakers.
>>
>> Here is my question.
>>
>> Can someone suggest a 1970's album I can pick up on CD that has extremely
>> well engineered stereo imaging while listening through a pair of speakers?
>>
>>
>> Same question for headphones?
>>
>> This is all in my quest to get wiser.
>>
>> --
>> John Gledhill
>> BIT WORKS Inc.
>> 905 881 2733
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>>
>>
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