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#1 trippy1313

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:24 AM

This is a question I'm not sure how to ask clearly.

Umm... okay so I'm looking into buying some cds of a couple artists I for some reason never had.

I know I've heard many discs with "remastered" song are usually no good. But what about some of the first cds from the 80's? Most likely used, but if I were to buy say... a Sam Cooke cd, would you pick one made in 1986, or 2003 with "remastered" tracks?

Is there a general cutoff year when the started screwing things up? And would a cd from the 80s still likely be any good, as far as functionality and deterioration goes?

#2 Fatdog

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:35 AM

I would pick the old CDs every time.  I try to never buy anything that has been remastered; that just means they have fooked the music.  I have some '90s CDs that are okay, but some have the "loud" mastering technique.

 

Here's a link with more info:  https://en.wikipedia...ki/Loudness_war

 

As long as the top surface on an old CD is good, that is what matters.  I have a few CDs from 1988 (maybe even older) that still play just fine.



#3 JustCruisin

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 06:35 AM

You hafta go to the "Wrecka Stow" :lol:


#4 trippy1313

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:43 AM

Wrecka stow. Lol.