I have recently upgraded my system, (see hardware page for details in an upcoming post...) and got myself a Blu Ray DVD and CD player from Samsung, my Pioneer DVD/SACD having reached its used by date by simply refusing to play any disc.
So, I needed new software to go with the new player and heard that this memorable concert was finally available in Blu Ray.
Got the last copy at my favourite retailer
and off I went to listen to it - and that was before upgrading my preamp...
well, I almost threw my turntable away!!!
This is the very first time that I listen to "Private Investigations" and find it better by a notch or two at least than my beloved vinyl version. The video part obviously shows the passage of time, but is still a fabulous document if you are a 16mm enthusiast...but interestingly enough, the sound track is pure bliss.
The bass extension in particular is just out of this world - and I thought my speakers could not reach those very low frequencies...
G.I.G.O as Ivor Tiefenbrun would say - garbage in, garbage out...
since then, I have upgraded the preamp with an external phono stage.
I will have to do the comparison again and come back to you, but I am sure i am in for more surprises along the way.
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.