- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
Bearing in mind the earlier post here about compression on the Bob Marley 'Legend' BD-A, have many of you bought this disc and, if so, how good or bad does it sound?
well I've had it since "Day 1" of the FNAC rollout, here's my general thoughts
(CD I'm comparing to is: Tuff Gong - BMWCD1 / 846-210-2 - Barry Diament mastering)..
- its noticeably louder (there's the compression doing its thing, I guess),
- it has much more bottom-end,
- the digital-sounding gritty grunge from the top end of the old CD is removed,
- also tracks vary in overall volume from song to song compared to that old CD too, which had a more consistent volume level from song to song.
soundwise its not up there with the Stevie SITKOL (which is the best stereo of the HFPA's I've heard so far) but its nice enough if less crankable than the old CD or some of the other HFPA's (Supertramp & Stevie W benefit from a whack up of the wick, this is loud enough at/around volume levels I use for some TV shows & "ok but not brickwalled to death" modern masterings & remasterings, which FWIW's -40db on my Yammy AVR but of course that's a bit of an arbitrary figure)..
..either way I reckon its worth a punt, especially as Amazon UK have it on pre-order for £11.80 at the min., its not bad at all, just don't expect anything totally revelatory like the Stevie Wonder.