Classical cd's - original releases or remasters?
Not sure which section to post this in, hope this one will generate some replies though...
Generally speaking, which issue of a classical cd would sound better, an original issue (say from the 80's) or a remaster issued in the past few years?
I generally like to buy original issues as the packaging/notes tend to be better - especially with Opera box sets.
Just wondering whether I could expect great improved sound by upgrading to remastered versions. For example, I have the original cd release of Karajans Tosca with Leontyne Price which dates from around 1989-ish. I've seen two 24bit remastered editions online dating from 2000 and 2006, would these sound better or worse?
I ask this, as from what I've read, remastering can sometimes have a detrimental effect on sound quality.