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    DNA is right.... As a sophomore in college I bought my first Boston LP at State Discount in East Lansing, MI. It had just come out. A hand-written note over the sales bin offered this optimism: "Better 'n Aerosmith".

    I'd love to hear a MFSL version!

    Recently I bought the DSL DL from Acoustic Sounds. Ostensibly from the OOP Sony SACD. It sounds better than any other copy I've heard. Hard to believe Tom Scholz recorded this, with Brad Delp, in his 1975 apartment basement!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbrom View Post
    DNA is right.... As a sophomore in college I bought my first Boston LP at State Discount in East Lansing, MI. It had just come out. A hand-written note over the sales bin offered this optimism: "Better 'n Aerosmith".

    I'd love to hear a MFSL version!

    Recently I bought the DSL DL from Acoustic Sounds. Ostensibly from the OOP Sony SACD. It sounds better than any other copy I've heard. Hard to believe Tom Scholz recorded this, with Brad Delp, in his 1975 apartment basement!
    Well , he WAS (still is...too!) an MIT Graduate who worked in Polaroid and he recorded the main LP , except for the last song (and you can hear the difference), on a 12 track (correct me if I'm wrong) , which had a LOT of space in the tape for the signal...he also had done those songs several times before and was working comfortably IN HIS BASEMENT , not in a studio, where time is money... It really is a pity that he didn't do anything else with that setup cause the rest of the LPs don't sound nearly as good (Third Stage being the biggest offender, with the early Rockmans and fake drums...).
    And of course there was the VOICE, Mr, Brad Delp (RIP), who's do overdubd without even practicing them and they'd be perfect...what a voice!

    As it is, it decodes fairly well on DPL II..

    And I used to have the SACD...I thought it was BAD (cutoff at 22K-a MAJOR sin with this kind of sound), I even SOLD it!!!
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    Nice background write up! At my age (61), 22 kHz is of no consequence. Wish it were! If I had a dog listening with me, maybe... ;-)

    I lived in the Boston area for a bit, and know a lady who was CTO of Polaroid back in the day. Quite a company...ahead of its time. I didn't know TS worked there.

    Thanks for the info,
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    Quote Originally Posted by kap'n krunch View Post
    Well , he WAS (still is...too!) an MIT Graduate who worked in Polaroid and he recorded the main LP , except for the last song (and you can hear the difference), on a 12 track (correct me if I'm wrong) , which had a LOT of space in the tape for the signal...he also had done those songs several times before and was working comfortably IN HIS BASEMENT , not in a studio, where time is money... It really is a pity that he didn't do anything else with that setup cause the rest of the LPs don't sound nearly as good (Third Stage being the biggest offender, with the early Rockmans and fake drums...).
    And of course there was the VOICE, Mr, Brad Delp (RIP), who's do overdubd without even practicing them and they'd be perfect...what a voice!

    As it is, it decodes fairly well on DPL II..

    And I used to have the SACD...I thought it was BAD (cutoff at 22K-a MAJOR sin with this kind of sound), I even SOLD it!!!

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    https://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-...elease/2952283

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    Double CD (2000, remaster, bonus tracks)

    I recently found some adjustments on my Yamaha RX-V375, specific to PL II Music mode, to widen and deepen the sound field beyond factory default.
    I'm getting some startlingly satisfying results.

    Disc 2, track 1, Go Ahead John
    About six minutes in, when young red-hot 1969 John McLaughlin solos, the panning drums and electric guitar seem to buzz around the whole room.
    (Jack DeJohnette on drums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dave~~wave~ View Post
    https://www.discogs.com/Miles-Davis-...elease/2952283

    I recently found some adjustments on my Yamaha RX-V375, specific to PL II Music mode, to widen and deepen the sound field beyond factory default.
    I'm getting some startlingly satisfying results.

    Care to share your PLII settings, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRB View Post
    Care to share your PLII settings, please?
    [MENU] Setup > Sound > DSP Parameter

    From the Yamaha RX-V375 manual:

    Panorama

    Enables/disables the broadening effect of the front sound field.
    When this function is enabled, you can wrap front right/left channel sounds around the field and generate a spacious sound field in combination with the surround sound field.
    This setting is effective when “PLII Music” is selected.

    Default Off
    Set to On

    Center Width
    Adjusts the broadening effect of the center sound field.
    Higher to enhance the broadening effect, and lower to reduce it (closer to center).
    This setting is effective when “PLII Music” is selected.

    Default 3
    Set to 7 (max)

    Dimension
    Configures the audio output settings.
    Adjusts the difference in level between the front and surround sound fields.
    Higher to strengthen the front sound field and lower to strengthen the surround sound field.
    This setting is effective when “PLII Music” is selected.

    Default 0
    Set to 3 (max)
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