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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pristine Audio (?!)
Marcos Sueiro Bal wrote:
Bullshit. Sorry. Bad transfers are bad transfers and do nothing to convert the
very people we want to get to listen to something other than the latest hotshot
tenor or headbanger. Most early LP transfers of 78s were holy horrors (wow, bad
joins, level flux), even when they were dubbed from the 16-inch originals
(Columbia's early LP transfers from English and European 78s are unspeakably
bad by any standards) and these were followed by attempts to "modernize" them
with reverb and bad EQ and then squeeze 33 minutes onto a twelve-inch side.
Camdens for the most part were even worse. It's no wonder that a generation or
two had no respect for the previous 25 years of recorded sound when it was
presented to them in that manner.
Having said that, I always say that any transfer is usually better than
no transfer (unless you damage the original, of course).