Bas, which version do you have? If it's the Q8, it is discrete. If you're listening to the SQ record, which decoder are you using?Ive just been listening to the Quad mix of this album. THe version I have appears to be fully discrete. It is simply gorgeous and I love it.
That would be my guess. I wonder what company duplicated the Columbia cartridges. Could be more than one I suppose.Side note: It makes me wonder if the reels Jon talks about were master reels for making the bin loop masters for the Q8 tapes Columbia released. Possible??
I have access to a Cedar Cambridge with ReSpeed through my work.Its wonderful to hear it in surround, although my particular copy suffers from flutter on the machine that played it back, but it's tolerable.