Post by Jay Kauffman
Has anyone heard this Japanese release??? Is the sound clearly superior from previous incarnations??
From what I've heard from one owner it is, certainly to the LP-derived Gebhardt, but not remarkably so for the price. Certainly the usual effect with super-clear remastering is that the flaws are magnified as effectively as the content, so the overall advantage is reduced. That's rather what I felt about the 24-bit remastering on Pristine -- but then I'm not that crazy about the performance itself, anyhow.