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poorsoul
(you will pay mr jones)
06/15/05 06:55 AM
You Are new [re: amcliz]  

ChangesBowie.

Wearing The Downside Up



SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
06/15/05 07:06 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

If I understood my geeky friend correctly, the 24 bit remasters of the 1999 ones mean nothing, because a normal CD is encoded in 20 bits, so the sound quality has to be decreased.

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carsten
(kook)
06/15/05 09:12 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: Sysiyo]  

I guess the re-mastered 24 bit is not recorded from the 20 bit CD, but from the master tape or a copy thereof.

Thus the encoding of a CD should not matter - the encoding of the master tapes is what is important. And my guess is that the master tapes have at least 24 bits, so a 24 bit remastering should sound better than a 20 bit CD.

/Carsten



Pablo-Picasso
(electric tomato)
06/15/05 09:38 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: carsten]  

Well the master tapes would not have any 'bits' as they are analogue recordings. But in theory the higher resolution the transfer is made at, the wider the sound spectrum should be, thus better end sound result. Although I doubt the majority of sound systems could differentiate the difference, and the better the sound system, the better any cd would be.

Personally I cannot tell any discernable difference between any of the different versions from a sound quality point of view, although differences in the sound mix can be heard, especially if you take Stage to be an example. Sometimes this can be detrimental though, as the mix, as Russel has said before, is only an approximation of what the original mix was like. This can be even more true when you have a sound engineer doing the mix, rather than the original producer. Led Zeppelins back catalogue is a good example here as the original cds were poor whereas the remasters were done by Jimmy Page himself.




You should not underestimate people, not everybody is as thick as you.


bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
06/15/05 12:39 PM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

Another question is whether you are listening through headphones or speakers.

16-bit CDs were invented because they use only the approx. high/low frequencies the human ear can interpret. Whereas, with speakers, your body interprets the higher/lower noises only held on 20+bit cd or other audiophile devices(including a quality record playerand system)

This is my general understanding of this tech-talk. people seemed to catch wind of this in the mid-90's.

bfp




SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
06/15/05 01:01 PM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Thanks for all the techy explanations, people.

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diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/22/05 07:38 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

What about this boxset Alan? 8 CD RYKODISC GOLD
BOX SET LIMITED EDITION


It makes me wish I could afford it.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(electric tomato)
06/22/05 08:35 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: diamondogz74]  

It is nice, but it's not like there is anything new in there.




You should not underestimate people, not everybody is as thick as you.


diamondogz74
(freecloud)
06/22/05 09:00 AM
Re: The Ryko gold disks new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

It is nice, but it's not like there is anything new in there.


Yeah I know Alan but I didn't even know this boxset had been released by Ryko, It's a lot of money and quite rare I would think? I particularly like the design of the box, lord knows how many were issued? but like the David Bowie silver boxset with 2000 worldwide release, It would be nice to own for it's collective value.


London Bye Ta-Ta...


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