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A definite improvement over the 1994 remaster,
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This review is from: Crosby, Stills & Nash (Audio CD)It is good to see that Amazon was able to get some additional units of this Steve Hoffman CS&N remaster at a reasonable price. My copy arrived today and I did some comparisons with the 1994 remaster and I can verify that the Steve Hoffman version is significantly better than the earlier version. I definitely heard the improvements and differences that others have spoke of in earlier posts; and I believe that this Audio Fidelity edition is worth the extra cost. I played both discs enhanced for 7.1 surround sound utilizing ProLogic IIx Music and Lexicon Logic 7. In addition to greater clarity and delineation of the instruments , there is more ambiance present in Steve Hoffman's version. Both the PLIIx and L7 decoders seemed to extract more ambiance than from the 1994 version.
(Note that the 1994 remaster is also HDCD encoded. I did not compare that layer with the Audio Fidelity disc given that my equipment does not provide for HDCD decoding.)
I missed out the last time around and I am happy that I was able to get this at a reasonable price.
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Initial post: Jun 27, 2012 5:33:19 PM PDT
David J. Stash says:
Is this a 5.1 surround sound (SACD) issue or stereo mix?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 5:23:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2012 5:30:55 AM PDT
John J. Agnew, Jr. says:
Though my CD hasn't arrived yet, it's most likely an ordinary CD. HDCD is software based, why Microsoft scarfed it up. It does add some detail, such as on the Joni Mitchell HDCD I have, but some may find it annoying, as it's artificially enhanced - there are no layers - it requires no special hardware or decoding, as it's done while (re)mastering.
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