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    Ive been going thru some of my older mofi Lps that I haven't listened to in years. I decided to spin Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come. This is from the early 80's mofi reissue. All I can say is avoid it like the plague. The upper midrange and treble are rolled so bad you have to think its a botched mastering job where the tape machine wasn't
    properly setup or something. Mile's muted trumpet sounds totally fake, and the cymbals from the drumset aren't even there hardly. Total waste of time. The music is good however,
    guess Ill have to keep an eye out for a clean original, hopefully that sounds better than this p.o.s.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
    p.o.s.
    That's MoFi, never had a single title of theirs that wasn't horrible!

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    • david k
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      That's just how it's been Johnny...

    • JCOConnell
      JCOConnell commented
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      Not all mofis are bad, not all of them are good either....

    • david k
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      Maybe not but all the one's I got sound dead and dull with boosted bass like the MD reissue!

      david

  • #3
    I have a great pressing of Miles Davis, "Someday My Prince Will Come." The Classic Records 45RPM reissue from years ago. I have not heard that particular Miles Davis MoFi but frequently prefer other LPs rather than MoFi.

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    • #4
      Look for an original 6 eye...

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      • #5
        Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
        Ive been going thru some of my older mofi Lps that I haven't listened to in years. I decided to spin Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come. This is from the early 80's mofi reissue. All I can say is avoid it like the plague. The upper midrange and treble are rolled so bad you have to think its a botched mastering job where the tape machine wasn't
        properly setup or something. Mile's muted trumpet sounds totally fake, and the cymbals from the drumset aren't even there hardly. Total waste of time. The music is good however,
        guess Ill have to keep an eye out for a clean original, hopefully that sounds better than this p.o.s.
        ,

        i have this record and a 6-eye, its fab recording and the last session on record with miles and coltrane together. i have no complaints about the Mofi 1/2 speed...this was mastered in the analog age with Stan Ricker at the helm, all good things in book. I even listed here in the Jazz genre:

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        • JCOConnell
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          on paper its got pedigree, no doubt. But my ears don't lie. The final result is less than excellent.

      • #6
        Originally posted by Rob View Post
        ,

        i have this record and a 6-eye, its fab recording and the last session on record with miles and coltrane together. i have no complaints about the Mofi 1/2 speed...this was mastered in the analog age with Stan Ricker at the helm, all good things in book. I even listed here in the Jazz genre:

        https://www.audionirvana.org/forum/m...he-list-so-far
        Well the mofi doesn't sound as good as any of the KOBs I have, that's for sure. MY copy sounds very veiled.
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        • #7
          Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
          Ive been going thru some of my older mofi Lps that I haven't listened to in years. I decided to spin Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come. This is from the early 80's mofi reissue. All I can say is avoid it like the plague. The upper midrange and treble are rolled so bad you have to think its a botched mastering job where the tape machine wasn't
          properly setup or something. Mile's muted trumpet sounds totally fake, and the cymbals from the drumset aren't even there hardly. Total waste of time. The music is good however,
          guess Ill have to keep an eye out for a clean original, hopefully that sounds better than this p.o.s.
          That's strange. Not the usual complaint one hears about original MOFIs. No one I know ever mentioned the upper octaves being gone. Usually just the opposite. One wonders if they even had the master tape for the reissue. The only other time I've heard a missing top end like that is when a company (Chesky) used the wrong eq curve when doing the transfer eg. the LSC 1806 IIRC. David had to recut the album.
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          • #8
            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

            That's strange. Not the usual complaint one hears about original MOFIs. No one I know ever mentioned the upper octaves being gone. Usually just the opposite. One wonders if they even had the master tape for the reissue. The only other time I've heard a missing top end like that is when a company (Chesky) used the wrong eq curve when doing the transfer eg. the LSC 1806 IIRC. David had to recut the album.
            Yeah, usually when there is a problem with EQ on an early mofi, its because of an intentional "smile" EQ applied. (slightly boosted bass and treble).
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