Mobile Fidelity Ultradisc Yes Fragile

tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
edited January 14 in Music & Movies
Wife bought me a copy for Christmas. Didn’t receive until after due to shipping.

Finally had a chance to sit down and give it a good listen. A great album and a fantastic pressing.

If you have a chance to pick it up I highly recommend.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,484
    Very nice Todd.
    While I do not have the Album I do own the SACD and DVD-Audio both well done.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    I have a copy of that as well, but I am temped not to open it and see if it will be worth a bunch later on.
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  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,889
    Is that a CD, DVD-A or SACD?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    LP...
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    I have a copy of that as well, but I am temped not to open it and see if it will be worth a bunch later on.

    I doubt it will be worth that much more. That is unless you hold onto it for 20 years.

    Every album I buy get opened. All but some of the Beatles which I already have a gazillion copies of.

    It sounds great.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    Yes LP.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,390
    That's one of the SUPER fancy pressings right? Like different than a typical MoFi.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    tratliff wrote: »
    I have a copy of that as well, but I am temped not to open it and see if it will be worth a bunch later on.

    I doubt it will be worth that much more. That is unless you hold onto it for 20 years.

    Every album I buy get opened. All but some of the Beatles which I already have a gazillion copies of.

    It sounds great.

    I wish I had a few copies of Abraxas...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    Nightfall wrote: »
    That's one of the SUPER fancy pressings right? Like different than a typical MoFi.

    Yes
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,682
    Nice! I wonder how it compares to the Steven Wilson remastering recently discussed here: https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/185385/has-anybody-listened-to-steven-wilsons-yes-vinyl#latest

    After some soul-searching and introversion, I figured out that I have a real penchant towards early 70s progressive rock, so yeah, one of my favorites B)
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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,017
    Enjoy for sure. Classic album
  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 820
    I've always been tempted by the MoFi one-step pressings, but I can never pull the trigger. But I was eyeing this one more so than past releases. Great gift!
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    I've always been tempted by the MoFi one-step pressings, but I can never pull the trigger. But I was eyeing this one more so than past releases. Great gift!

    It is a great gift. I also have the SRV, Donald Fagan and Marvin Gaye.

    They are pricy but not really that far of a stretch than what I pay for some original pressings or unopened MFSL from the 70’s and 80’s.

    If you have not tried one you should get while you can.
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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,490
    VERY cool. I don't do vinyl, but if I did, I would have this one!

    I have the gold CD (both the Atlantic ones (both versions)) and the MFSL one, the Japanese SACD, the DVD-A, the original Japanese pressing, remastered Japanese pressing (original with the white tray), remastered US CD, and the re-remaster of the US CD.

    I bet this one sounds excellent!
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,186
    I also got this after Christmas but have not played it yet. Good to hear its a good pressing. Now lets see how much it goes up in price! B)
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,616
    tratliff wrote: »
    I have a copy of that as well, but I am temped not to open it and see if it will be worth a bunch later on.

    I doubt it will be worth that much more. That is unless you hold onto it for 20 years.

    Every album I buy get opened. All but some of the Beatles which I already have a gazillion copies of.

    It sounds great.

    In twenty years anyone that would be interested in it will be dead.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • gcegce Posts: 2,186
    afterburnt wrote: »
    In twenty years anyone that would be interested in it will be dead.

    That's what I'm thinking too. When the baby boomers fade away the prices will go down. Its crazy that Abraxas UDS1 has gone up to 1,300.00 on Discogs! :o
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  • CTTECTTE Posts: 186
    gce wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    In twenty years anyone that would be interested in it will be dead.

    That's what I'm thinking too. When the baby boomers fade away the prices will go down.

    It sounds like some people didn't raise their children properly. :)
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,527
    afterburnt wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    I have a copy of that as well, but I am temped not to open it and see if it will be worth a bunch later on.

    I doubt it will be worth that much more. That is unless you hold onto it for 20 years.

    Every album I buy get opened. All but some of the Beatles which I already have a gazillion copies of.

    It sounds great.

    In twenty years anyone that would be interested in it will be dead.

    I agree crank that baby bet it sounds great.
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    I pre-ordered from MoFi when it was announced as a candidate for UD1S. Finally got it....#2693/7500. Hmmm...not as low of a number as I thought I would get. I have been told to get a low number it needs to be ordered via MusicDirect, since they own MoFi.
    [
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 735
    Has anyone here heard other One-Step pressings (Dylan, SRV, etc.) or are you afraid of breaking the seals?
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  • displaynamedisplayname Posts: 820
    miner wrote: »
    I pre-ordered from MoFi when it was announced as a candidate for UD1S. Finally got it....#2693/7500. Hmmm...not as low of a number as I thought I would get. I have been told to get a low number it needs to be ordered via MusicDirect, since they own MoFi.
    Unless MD is having the shipping or pressing plant manually pull the albums, I'd imagine the numbers they get are just as random as any other vendor. And on the flip side, if they are going to manually pull the lower numbers, they could be selling those at a higher margin on their site or to any vendor that they wanted to work with.
    I usually only see Elusive Disc advertise having low numbers, and it usually is a higher price and separate part number from the "main" product. It's also not that common. I get the feeling they sort those out themselves once they receive their stock.

    One other item on low numbers - it is fun to get a low number, but the number is really only on the jacket. #3 on the jacked could still be #20,000 off the press line.
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,092
    maxward wrote: »
    Has anyone here heard other One-Step pressings (Dylan, SRV, etc.) or are you afraid of breaking the seals?

    I have the Yes, SRV, Marvin Gaye and Donald Fagen. All of them opened and played. They are all tops in my vinyl collection.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 735
    Thanks. Good to hear. I’m a fan of Patricia Barber and am thinking about doing a preorder. I have a fair number of “audiophile” discs, but none that cost me anywhere near what MoFi asks.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,951
    The Patricia Barber pressing is not a MoFi...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” .

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 735
    I see. Impex one-step, but the asking price is the same. Should have looked closer and will probably pass on it. Thanks.
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    miner wrote: »
    I pre-ordered from MoFi when it was announced as a candidate for UD1S. Finally got it....#2693/7500. Hmmm...not as low of a number as I thought I would get. I have been told to get a low number it needs to be ordered via MusicDirect, since they own MoFi.
    Unless MD is having the shipping or pressing plant manually pull the albums, I'd imagine the numbers they get are just as random as any other vendor. And on the flip side, if they are going to manually pull the lower numbers, they could be selling those at a higher margin on their site or to any vendor that they wanted to work with.
    I usually only see Elusive Disc advertise having low numbers, and it usually is a higher price and separate part number from the "main" product. It's also not that common. I get the feeling they sort those out themselves once they receive their stock.

    One other item on low numbers - it is fun to get a low number, but the number is really only on the jacket. #3 on the jacked could still be #20,000 off the press line.

    MD owns MoFi so they get choice pickings. I found this out while waiting for my Donald Fagen The Nightfly. The dealer I bought I t from told me that MD get first bathches and they typically are the first to sell them, while I was asking where my order was.
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  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    I have all but Santana - I waited too long before trying to buy so now I buy once they are announced.
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