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Discussion: Wynton Kelly Trio: Smokin' At The Half Note

Posts: 5

Post by Lunna February 14, 2014 (1 of 5)
Comparison, please, if possible, with the Japanese version...

Post by rammiepie February 14, 2014 (2 of 5)
Lunna said:

Comparison, please, if possible, with the Japanese version...

Generally speaking, Lunna, since AP always uses the original master tapes and produces consistently great results, it comes down to the difference between a single layered SACD (SHM~SACD) and a hybrid (AP).

The difference in price is roughly $12+ (shipping from Japan) and of course, the quality of your playback equipment; the difference is double the price if you opt to purchase this disc from, let's say, Acoustic Sounds and/or Music Direct or Elusive disc which charges $60 for the SHM~SACD and $30 (list) for the AP version.

I'd go for the AP disc, if hard pressed!

Post by Claude February 15, 2014 (3 of 5)
rammiepie said:

Generally speaking, Lunna, since AP always uses the original master tapes and produces consistently great results, it comes down to the difference between a single layered SACD (SHM~SACD) and a hybrid (AP).

... if the SHM-SACD was also mastered by Analogue Productions. With old analogue recordings, transfer and mastering is key.

Post by Lunna February 15, 2014 (4 of 5)
Thanks R and C - your insights are always appreciated!

Post by kkfan February 6, 2015 (5 of 5)
Has anyone done a SQ comparison between the AP and SHM-SACD?

I know this question was asked about a year ago, but it was never really answered.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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