I have regular 16/44.1 remasters on FLAC that i got of a torrent site and it's some of the best remastering i've heard and my kit is very reveiling so i'd save your cash as it sounds incredible as it is.. Unless you're a die hard fan i guess
If you illegally downloaded it, because you wouldn''t have bought it, then found it was really good...er, get yer wallet out or its theft.
How about a compromise BigColz - £1 to the next charity box you pass in the street?
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Good luck with that
You sit there thinking you're untouchable and you sleep at night because as far as you see it you're committing a crime without a victim. But you're wrong. It's still theft.
Just about the least I'd do if I was a mod on here is hit the 'Ban' button on your account. But it seems moderators round here are like policemen: never around when you want one.
Shame you don't live up to your name, BigColz. Theft is not big.
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you can get brothers in arms on sacd for under a tenner , 60bucks is just a joke
if you have a high end sacd player , they can sound superb in stereo or 5.1
or rip them on a PS1 and play them on a DSD Dac like playback , mytek , benchmark
DSD direct stream digital downloads with replace Sacds in the future
"Brothers in Arms" was recorded in 16/44. Any difference you hear is in the remastering, not the format. Avoid the 2005 release.
How do you know if it's the 2005 release? My copy, which sounds pretty good, says Newly Remastered with new sleeve notes etc on it but has 1996 copyright all over it, no mention of 2005 that I can see, but I can't remember exactly when I got it.
i have the copy thats says digitally remastered on the spine looking at the front of the case - sounds excellent to me!
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Exactly. (In reply to altruistic.lemon)
It can never 'sound better' than CD because it was both recorded AND mastered (the original studio master) in 16/44.1.
As I said earlier, a complete remix would not yeald a higher bitrate, because the original tracking was done in 16/44.1.
The only possible way would be to re-record the album from scratch. Better get on to Mark.
Thing is I wouldn't have bought it in a shop so I certainly wouldn't steal it.. Think of it like I borrowed the CD of a mate, ripped it on my computer to see what it sounds like on my Hifi.. They haven't lost money because I would never have bought it in the first place.. You're right it's not 'ok' but meh it doesn't bother me.
Self justifying nonsense. You are pathetic.
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Yesterday, I discovered that Acoustic Sounds have a set of Japanese inport SACDs for all of the Dire Straits albums up to Borthers in Arms (including Alchemy). At US$ 60 ea, they are expensive but if they are a step up from the CDs, I am interested. Does anyone know if these are any good.
Few months ago I took a plunge , I mean a real plunge and ordered two shm-sacds Queen Innuendo, and another tubular bells ( sold on e-bay the next day). If you are in UK you will be charged additional £ 15 by customs. So I ended up paying £138. I know, I know...
I kept Innuendo album ( long time Queen fan), although I have to admit I was expecting more from it. Yes, Sound was clean, polished, Superb Stereo image and looked like well recorded CD, but not as a true SACD and not for this price. In the end it is 1991 recording and it is only 're-mastered'. Studio can not travel back in time and re-record it with SHM SACD technology in mind.
However I believe that this two chanel only SACD format properly recorded in real time would be the best what we ‘Quality sound seekers’ can only wish for. It is shame that these CDs are made only in Japan and only local artists can record it in real time and embrace this format.
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In the days of vinyl it used to be common practise for us poor students to lend each other our albums and copy them onto cassettes. I suppose that was theft as well but nobody seemed too concerned about it; there was no way we could afford to buy everything. One chap I knew had over a thousand cassettes each with 2 albums on.
Has the perception of this practise somehow changed with the advent of torrents and pristine digital copies instead of cheap hissy cassettes?
How many here can honestly put their hands up and say that they have never done anything like this with audio or video?
If one adopts this whiter than white approach, can that person claim that for everything in life? Never exceeded the speed limit, never parked where you shouldn't, never went to a pub before you were 18, never smoked a joint??
"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
Hear hear Pauln.....the voice of reason speaks !
it's how stone-faced and blasé he is about it on a public forum that amazed me...
Also amazed by the low-profile this site's mods are keeping about it tbh.
Should we have members on here who have no issue with admitting they torrent and stream music illegally whenever the whim takes them? It's alright having a disclaimer somewhere* saying that the views and opinions expressed on the forums are not necessarily those of the magazine, its staff or its publishers, but exactly what crime has someone got to admit to on here before it's seen as a step too far?
*not that I have actually seen such a disclaimer...I'm sure there must be one somewhere.
Given his kit list, and the 'justification' he's provided, I don't think bigcolz has the excuse of poverty. So I don't see your point? People should never reform if they did something in their past? People shouldn't point out wrongdoing? We all love music and what bigcolz does is not only illegal but damages our hobby in the long term. We can't stop people stealing music but surely we should abstain from it ourselves and point out that it's wrong when others do it?
It's because they are SHM-SACD's
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EOf coxactly. (In reply to altruistic.lemon)
Of course it can sound better than CD. Even if the master is a 16/44.1 recording it is upsampled when recorded onto SACD
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