26 February 2010

Remasters or MFSL Gold?

Bill Hiner of Richmond, Virginia:  "Which is better, the Floyd remastered CDs or the gold disc versions on Mobile Fidelity?"

It really depends on what you're after.  The sound quality of each remastered CD in comparison with their gold counterparts is partially in the ear of the listener and partially determined by the quality of your system.  Early gold releases are not as good as recent reissues in the same gold format due to MFSL's use of better quality masters, or even the remasters.  Ultimately, the remasters should be the best version you can buy.  However, as some of the EMI packaging is very poor, The Wall for example, you would be far better off with the MFSL edition if you have a couple hundred spare dollars lying around.

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