I gave it a 9. Until 1/2 speed master LP's hit, the Q8's were all I ever owned. When I first got Quad, Q8 was my format of choice. I've since reacquired my Q8 titles on Quad LP, where possible. I'll opt for a bit less seperation to get better frequency response, dynamic range and s/n ratio. In light of that criteria, I prefer the SACD's, even though the Quad mix was "futzed with." Too much n/r and compression were my complaints with every copy of these I've owned, including 2ch. I'd expect that some, though not all of that is inherent in the master tapes.

Linda
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