Waters ''Amused to Death'' reissue on LP & SACD

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  • hoping to hear back from chumlie on the vinyl... :)
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    Killer album. Sound quality is reference level. Flat & quiet. Buy it !!!
    I copied a review and posted it here. He did an excellent review.
  • thanks chumlie!
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    The saga continues. Received my replacement copy today from Music Direct, the hub is already cracked and there are fingerprint smudges on the play side as well as slight scuff marks. Phone calls will be made first thing Monday.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,455
    Wow, that is some bad luck.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    Yep and I still haven't heard it.
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  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,455
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yep and I still haven't heard it.

    I would have to listen to it if I were you. Hope you get a good one next time.
    Pio Elete Pro 520
    Panamax 5400-EX
    Sunfire TGP 5
    Micro Seiki DD-40 - Lyra-Dorian and Denon DL-160
    PS Audio GCPH phono pre
    Sunfire CG 200 X 5
    Sunfire CG Sig 405 X 5
    OPPO BDP-83 SE
    SDA SRS 1.2TL Sonicaps and Mills
    Ctr CS1000p
    Sur - FX1000 x 4
    SUB - SVS PB2-Plus

    Workkout room:
    Sony Bravia XBR- 32-Inch 1080p
    Onkyo TX-DS898
    GFA 555
    Yamaha DVD-S1800BL/SACD
    Ft - SDA 1C

    Not being used:
    RTi 38's -4
    RT55i's - 2
    RT25i's -2, using other 2 in shop
    LSI 15's
    CSi40
    PSW 404
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    Nope, I'm not putting a disc with fingerprints and scuffs on it in either of my SACD players.

    I just fired off an email to Music Direct requesting yet another copy, brand new this time and I'm not paying to ship this one back either.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,435
    edited December 2018
    F1nut wrote: »
    The saga continues. Received my replacement copy today from Music Direct, the hub is already cracked and there are fingerprint smudges on the play side as well as slight scuff marks. Phone calls will be made first thing Monday.

    This is making me want to wait a long time before ordering this SACD just to let them get this worked out Jesse. There is no excuse for this. Sorry for the pain in the a$$ you are facing Jesse.

    That said, maybe have them ship you 10 of them and hopefully one of them will come off the hub (which won't be broken) and will have no fingerprints or other defects. :/
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    After some discussion, Music Direct is issuing a refund and sent a shipping label.

    So, I was passing by a local record store today and stopped in to buy a copy from them. They only had the CD and the Blu-ray/CD combo. In fact, I couldn't find a single SACD in there. Oh well, guess it's back to buying online again.

    That said, I was pleasantly surprised to see quite a number of college kids in there buying CD's. Smart kids to recognize the value of physical ownership.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    This is making me want to wait a long time before ordering this SACD just to let them get this s*it worked out Jesse.

    Good idea, but I don't think anything is going to change. AS said they had 15,000 of these made, so I have to imagine they are all the same and I seriously doubt they will repackage them. At this point I'm hoping to get one without a pre-cracked hub, get the disc off then carefully file down the hub.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    I forgot about this. There will be a Japanese issued version of this SACD coming out, so I think I'll just wait for that one. I assume it will be the same mastering, but does anyone know for sure?
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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    President of Club Polk

  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    I never did a follow up. I purchased the Japanese SACD version. No hub issue at all. That said, I prefer the Mastersound gold CD version of this album. The SACD lacks the punch and dynamics of the gold CD.
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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    Never had the pleasure of hearing the Mastersound. Was always way to spendy. I do like the vinyl over the SACD. Looking forward to the 45.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 42,677
    edited December 2018
    I just got the vinyl today, but haven't listened to it yet.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

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  • chumliechumlie Posts: 8,602
    Your in for a treat.
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