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  • Who plans on buying the first MFSL 1-step Lp, Abraxas?

    I know its a hundred bucks, but it should sound amazing, be limited quantity sold, and also become quite collectable. So whos in on it?
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  • #2
    I will order it as soon as it's available. Due to limited quantities, Abraxas will probably sell out quickly. Or you will have those eBay like bots buying the album and then try to charge 5x the price. And Abraxas is pretty good sounding and great music.

    I've couple different pressings of Abraxas including the original, the MOFI and even the ARS reissue.

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    • #3
      I'll stick with the tape!

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      • Rob
        Rob commented
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        oh that tape, the one from unicorn records? I'm just jealous

      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Yes the tape if very good too.

    • #4
      I pre-ordered it over a week ago.
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      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Placed my preorder in today. According to MOFI 2500 copies will be pressed.

    • #5
      I would be interested in a comparison with known "best" copies, whatever those are. My copy of Abrax is old. Some of the next albums, the KC series- sound phenomenal. It's been so long since I played any of them. And I have no excuse- that band was hot, Carlos was pretty wicked sounding, great percussion work.

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      • JCOConnell
        JCOConnell commented
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        I have a cbs mastersound half speed edition which sounds good, but I'm still interested in the new mofi

    • #6
      Show me the money.

      @ $100 for an album there is a limited market for this release

      No need to waste money on making father and mother plate copies before the stamper - It should actually be cheaper


      should sound superb thou as it truly is a Hot Stamper.

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      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        Don't worry, it can't be a Hot Stamper.

    • #7
      I would have zero hesitation paying $100 (or more) for a good remaster of some unobtanium record that goes for a fortune- the problem is, those records are even less likely to sell, no matter the price. I understand why the audiophile reissue houses depend on "staples" --as those guys said in Casino (?) "Why take the risk?" On the other hand, I'm less inclined to keep buying the same record repeatedly unless I don't like how the one(s) I have sound and I care enough about the record to keep buying different copies. The other factor is, I guess, continuing to explore more, other, different music- but, maybe I'm the exception. I have certainly spent more than this on older records.

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      • MylesBAstor
        MylesBAstor commented
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        After a while how many records can you have?

      • Bill Hart
        Bill Hart commented
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        Of the same recording or different ones? I guess, ideally, I'd narrow down my multiple copies of some albums to a handful to make more room, but like that dude that only collects White Albums, there may be a limit. I probably have 12 different pressing of Aqualung. Many, many different Zep pressings. Those are examples of records that, in my estimation, were not good recordings, so I kept hunting. But, for some/most, it would be nice to have a single copy (and perhaps a back-up)- I'm in a large house right now, so space isn't really an issue. Findlng stuff is- on the one hand I have had time to organize a lot of what I have--(including dumping unwanted copies through a wholesaler or just giving them away), but brain deterioration is a countervailing force- so I'm still looking for records I know I own, or still buying copies of things I forgot I already have. Nature of the beast, I guess. If I buy something new to me (not necessary a new record) - an unexplored band or whatever-- and I decide it isn't really my cuppa, It eventually goes in the shelves for "de-accessioning." I don't know what the magic number is for a decent sized collection- I know that there are many records that I have that are great that I rarely listen to- and when I pull them out and play them, I go -WOW, what a great record! I forgot how good this thing is. And then it goes back onto the shelf for a while. I guess part of it is the luxury of having the choice. And part of it is admittedly the chase.

    • #8
      I placed my order.
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      • #9
        I have a few of their albums (Santana, Abraxas, Caravanserai, Amigos), which I play on occasion, but I'm not enough of a fan to purchase better pressings.

        One album that I could possibly go for is Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here. All I have is a couple of CAN and US copies...don't even have a UK copy.
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        • #10
          Originally posted by rockitman View Post
          I pre-ordered it over a week ago.
          where did you guys pre order it?
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          • #11
            Elusive Disc.
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            • #12
              I have the MoFi CD of Abraxas and it's my go-to disc to demo my system to friends. Black Magic Woman has a lot of drama, Carlos' terrific guitar tone, lots of percussion and dynamics.
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              • #13
                Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post

                where did you guys pre order it?
                since it's mofi and music direct owns mofi, I always buy my Mofi stuff from them. maybe you get lower pressing number that way ??? Just my own theory. Most of my new vinyl purchases I do through acoustic sounds. I also use elusive disc on occasion.
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                • #14
                  Originally posted by mkuller View Post
                  I have the MoFi CD of Abraxas and it's my go-to disc to demo my system to friends. Black Magic Woman has a lot of drama, Carlos' terrific guitar tone, lots of percussion and dynamics.
                  No analog in that system of yours?
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                  • mkuller
                    mkuller commented
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                    Nope. Not for 23 years. I decided if I wanted to enjoy listening to CDs, which was pretty much all I was listening to, then I could never listen to analog again. CD has improved a lot and analog is still better but a pain in the ass.

                    I've always considered myself an audio perfectionist. I guess that's compared to the 99% because you guys into analog are the 1%.

                  • JCOConnell
                    JCOConnell commented
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                    analog may be a pain in the ass, but digital is a pain in the ear

                • #15
                  What does an audio perfectionist have to do with digital? Glad to see that you recognize that analog is still better than digital though.
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                  • mkuller
                    mkuller commented
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                    Not perfect but so much more convenient. No turntable, speed adjustments, no tonearm and adjustments, no cartridge and the multitude of adjustments, tip cleaning, new cartridge every 6 months, no record cleaning before every play, no phono preamp, experiment with loading, no preamp and associated wires and cables, no waiting through unpleasant tracks, no flipping the LP over to hear the other side.

                    I invite any of you who think digital can't be musical to come hear my system.
                    Last edited by mkuller; 08-21-2016, 05:44 PM.

                  • JCOConnell
                    JCOConnell commented
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                    the problem with digital is, depending on the CD, you get ALL unpleasant tracks

                  • mkuller
                    mkuller commented
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                    Certainly some people are more sensitive to digital distortion than others. Just like solid state distortion vs tube distortion. I haven't heard a solid state amp I could live with.
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