Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 1 month ago

What does this mean on this cd case?

I bought a Ben e king cd recently and it says on the back of the cd case

 “ the music on this compact disc was originally recorded on analog equipment, we have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it’s high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape. “What does this mean? I did notice Spanish Harlem on the cd album didn’t sound as good as it did on vinyl, it has had the ‘depth’ taken out of the sound.

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  • 1 month ago
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    What that means is that you might hear distortion and tape hiss 

    that would not have been audible if the original recording had been made using digital methods. 


    Some transfers of analog recordings to CD have been horrible;   

    others have been pretty good, and some superb.  

    The final result depends on the care and skill of the person(s) doing the transfer.    

    And this is why some reissues are widely panned while others are widely praised.   


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