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    Yes, their music at the very least will turn a frown upside down

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    • #3
      I love the Beatles and normally end all of my listening sessions with several of their LPs. The jury is still out for me with regards to which LPs sound better in mono vice the ones from my BC-13 stereo collection. Even though much has been made about all of the time that was put into mono version of the Sgt. Pepper LP vice the stereo mix, I still prefer the stereo mix. Maybe I would feel different if I had a mono cartridge set up on a separate arm.
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      • #4
        re: splhcb mono vs stereo, its a push, they are both equally fantastic in high fidelity.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
          re: splhcb mono vs stereo, its a push, they are both equally fantastic in high fidelity.

          There is more 'life' in the stereo version at my house on my system.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mep View Post


            There is more 'life' in the stereo version at my house on my system.
            Maybe your stereo pressing is better than mine, for stereo, I use the mofi UHQR which sounds real nice to my ears but I don't have much to compare it to. for mono I use the recent box mono set version,
            Last edited by JCOConnell; 04-16-2016, 08:56 PM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
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              What about you?
              nice photo
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mep View Post
                I love the Beatles and normally end all of my listening sessions with several of their LPs. The jury is still out for me with regards to which LPs sound better in mono vice the ones from my BC-13 stereo collection. Even though much has been made about all of the time that was put into mono version of the Sgt. Pepper LP vice the stereo mix, I still prefer the stereo mix. Maybe I would feel different if I had a mono cartridge set up on a separate arm.

                One thing is for sure, your Blue Box sounds way better than the recent digital Stereo masters. That we actually have a choice to buy analog Mono is nice as we should have had the same choice on the Stereo remasters.

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                • #9
                  Agreed, the Blue Box is my go to for listening. Even though I have some early first pressings, I like the sound of the BB. I also have a US BB still sealed debating if I should ever open it and listen to those... I have some Mono first pressings too but, Mono is just not my thing...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Metamatic View Post


                    One thing is for sure, your Blue Box sounds way better than the recent digital Stereo masters. That we actually have a choice to buy analog Mono is nice as we should have had the same choice on the Stereo remasters.

                    I didn't bite on the digital LP reissues. I have two copies of the BC-13 collection; one that I have played a gazillion times since I bought it new over 30 years ago and an unplayed EMI British version. My BC-13 collection that I have been playing for over 30 years still sounds great and the LPs still look like new. I do enjoy the new mono box collection that was sourced from tape and I'm glad it's in my collection. If I could only have one or the other, I would keep my BC-13 collection.

                    When they first released the Beatles albums on CD in the 1980s, I bought them all and they were a joke compared to the EMI LP versions. I also bought the remastered CD stereo collection, the remastered CD mono collection (sit your mono CD collection box next to your mono LP collection box as it's kind of funny), and I have the limited edition USB green apple which has 24 bit FLAC files of all the stereo albums. All of the digital versions are collecting dust at my house.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jcmusic View Post
                      Agreed, the Blue Box is my go to for listening. Even though I have some early first pressings, I like the sound of the BB. I also have a US BB still sealed debating if I should ever open it and listen to those... I have some Mono first pressings too but, Mono is just not my thing...
                      Those are the Capitol versions. You already own the best version which is the EMI BB. I would keep the US version sealed and wait until the price for it becomes obscene and then cash out.
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                      • #12
                        For the beatles, I own a bunch of the original and reissue capitol issues which generally sound like crap. I do however, have triplicate copies of the mofi reissues: separate issue opened, separate issue sealed, and box set opened. I usually just listen to the box set which I like, except on occasions I pull out the UHQR of pepper, and the Toshiba pro use of abbey road. As for mono, I have a few capitols, but they are in rough shape, and I have the recent beatles in mono lp box set which is now my go to for mono. I only own one beatles CD, "1" which I received as a gift for Christmas one year a long time ago.
                        Last edited by JCOConnell; 04-17-2016, 10:46 PM.
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                        • #13
                          I forgot to mention, my reference for beatles magical mystery tour in stereo is definitely not capitol or mofi, its the excellent true stereo german pressing on the black and silver parlophone label. Not only is the whole record in true stereo, but it simply sounds better than the capitol or mofi editions.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
                            I forgot to mention, my reference for beatles magical mystery tour in stereo is definitely not capitol or mofi, its the excellent true stereo german pressing on the black and silver parlophone label. Not only is the whole record in true stereo, but it simply sounds better than the capitol or mofi editions.

                            The one with the purple cover? The German pressing I have is the bomb.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mep View Post


                              The one with the purple cover? The German pressing I have is the bomb.
                              yeah, the german pressings have a different multicolor cover from the U.S. pressing. I have two copies, one on german apple, one on german parlophone, the german parlophone is the best.
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