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Physical Graffiti (Standard Edition) 96/24 FLAC is disappointing

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I got this album from http://www.highresaudio.com as download. My first impression is that i am missing the whole fundament, it sound as if the subwoofer is off duty... - remastered by Jimmy Page himself.

 

Did i had a bad day or am i dreaming?

 

any comments appreciated.

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@rockhead: Thanks for waking me up. So it's real...sad.

 

Physical Graffiti i know since ever but in these days it lived from the first sensations...

I do not have either CD nor Vinyl: how do they sound in aspect of John Paul Jones?

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I don't have that experience, but I wasn't overly impressed with the remaster. I liked the first 3 of the earlier albums more - I'm pretty happy with those.

I listen to a needle drop of the LP. It isn't as clear sounding as the digital remaster, but the tonality is better, and it has more dynamic range.

As far as Jimmy Page doing the remasters, it seems that he "supervised" (my quotes), but didn't actually sit there and do the remaster. So we can't know how closely involved he was.

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My experience resonates with firedog's. If you can find it for sale I'd recommend the Barry Diament CD remaster. I picked up a copy for reasonable money on eBay a few months ago.

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I don't have that experience, but I wasn't overly impressed with the remaster. I liked the first 3 of the earlier albums more - I'm pretty happy with those.

I listen to a needle drop of the LP. It isn't as clear sounding as the digital remaster, but the tonality is better, and it has more dynamic range.

As far as Jimmy Page doing the remasters, it seems that he "supervised" (my quotes), but didn't actually sit there and do the remaster. So we can't know how closely involved he was.

 

Yes, i agree: the first 3 LP's cannot replaced by anything.

I think that such a masterpiece (Physical Graffiti) should be dignified anyway, but so...

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so the damage is done. In former times when we had our first stereo there exists a button called Loudness to fix the sound in case one listen at low levels - we used it even at high levels because it punches up the low end of frequency and even the high end. In addition to that there were some fancy controls called Bass and Treble and we turned them up to the max as well... All to fix the poor sound reaching our ears!

What about such a remedy nowadays?

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so the damage is done. In former times when we had our first stereo there exists a button called Loudness to fix the sound in case one listen at low levels - we used it even at high levels because it punches up the low end of frequency and even the high end. In addition to that there were some fancy controls called Bass and Treble and we turned them up to the max as well... All to fix the poor sound reaching our ears!

What about such a remedy nowadays?

 

Today you do it with software. JRiver has a loudness function that functions exactly like the old knob on analog (but better), for instance.

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Today you do it with software. JRiver has a loudness function that functions exactly like the old knob on analog (but better), for instance.

 

Yes, today we do it with software but i would prefere a one-time fix directly in the (flac-) files. Once fixed i could listen them on headphones or speakers and in context with other sounds without fidle around. It is not a matter of room correction or adjustment related to gear - i just want the files sound in a reasonable way.

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