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Today the Remastered versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy were released on CD, but I can nowhere find the HiRes releases.

 

Checked highresaudio.com (germany), Qobuz (france & germany), hdtracks (us & germany), prostudiomasters ... so far nothing ...!

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FYI

 

Analyzed folder: Led Zeppelin IV (1994 CD)

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DR Peak RMS Filename

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DR13 -1.88 dB -18.26 dB 01 Black Dog.aiff

DR12 -2.70 dB -15.89 dB 02 Rock And Roll.aiff

DR12 -4.30 dB -19.28 dB 03 The Battle Of Evermore.aiff

DR13 -2.24 dB -19.24 dB 04 Stairway To Heaven.aiff

DR11 -3.24 dB -16.83 dB 05 Misty Mountain Hop.aiff

DR11 -2.26 dB -15.52 dB 06 Four Sticks.aiff

DR12 -4.23 dB -19.92 dB 07 Going To California.aiff

DR11 -2.79 dB -15.78 dB 08 When The Levee Breaks.aiff

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Number of files: 8

Official DR value: DR12

 

Analyzed folder: Led Zeppelin IV (2014 Remaster)

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DR Peak RMS Filename

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DR10 -0.23 dB -12.72 dB 01 Black Dog.aiff

DR08 -0.58 dB -10.68 dB 02 Rock and Roll.aiff

DR09 -1.19 dB -13.33 dB 03 The Battle of Evermore.aiff

DR10 -0.44 dB -15.43 dB 04 Stairway to Heaven.aiff

DR07 -0.73 dB -10.50 dB 05 Misty Mountain Hop.aiff

DR09 -1.16 dB -11.50 dB 06 Four Sticks.aiff

DR10 -3.11 dB -15.92 dB 07 Going to California.aiff

DR09 -0.47 dB -10.90 dB 08 When the Levee Breaks.aiff

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Number of files: 8

Official DR value: DR9

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FYI

 

Analyzed folder: Led Zeppelin IV (1994 CD)

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DR Peak RMS Filename

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DR13 -1.88 dB -18.26 dB 01 Black Dog.aiff

DR12 -2.70 dB -15.89 dB 02 Rock And Roll.aiff

DR12 -4.30 dB -19.28 dB 03 The Battle Of Evermore.aiff

DR13 -2.24 dB -19.24 dB 04 Stairway To Heaven.aiff

DR11 -3.24 dB -16.83 dB 05 Misty Mountain Hop.aiff

DR11 -2.26 dB -15.52 dB 06 Four Sticks.aiff

DR12 -4.23 dB -19.92 dB 07 Going To California.aiff

DR11 -2.79 dB -15.78 dB 08 When The Levee Breaks.aiff

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Number of files: 8

Official DR value: DR12

 

Analyzed folder: Led Zeppelin IV (2014 Remaster)

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DR Peak RMS Filename

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DR10 -0.23 dB -12.72 dB 01 Black Dog.aiff

DR08 -0.58 dB -10.68 dB 02 Rock and Roll.aiff

DR09 -1.19 dB -13.33 dB 03 The Battle of Evermore.aiff

DR10 -0.44 dB -15.43 dB 04 Stairway to Heaven.aiff

DR07 -0.73 dB -10.50 dB 05 Misty Mountain Hop.aiff

DR09 -1.16 dB -11.50 dB 06 Four Sticks.aiff

DR10 -3.11 dB -15.92 dB 07 Going to California.aiff

DR09 -0.47 dB -10.90 dB 08 When the Levee Breaks.aiff

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Number of files: 8

Official DR value: DR9

 

Sorry for my ignorance, but does this mean the 1994 CD is more desirable from a DR Peak standpoint? I still want to hear the special edition bonus discs, yet if these are not much of a sonic upgrade... that would be a bummer indeed.

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Sorry for my ignorance, but does this mean the 1994 CD is more desirable from a DR Peak standpoint? I still want to hear the special edition bonus discs, yet if these are not much of a sonic upgrade... that would be a bummer indeed.

 

Well first of all we weren't told if the 2014 DR quoted above is the hi-res or the 2014 CD. They don't have to have the same DR, depends how they did the mastering.

 

The first three LZ hi-res downloads were similarly volume compressed - that is, light to moderate VC compared to earlier reissues. They all sounded fine to me in spite of that. I'm guessing these will be the same and will be superior to earlier digital versions, as LZ hi-res 1-3 were.

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Downgrade of between 1-3 DR numbers per song, compared to my CD. I'd prefer they didn't reduce a song by 3pts of DR, but the new CD sounds good to me.

I plan on buying the hi-res download of this one when it gets to HDT or ProStudioMasters (they'll give discounts) and I'll post that DR log also. I'm betting it will be the same as the 2014 CD.

 

 

foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.0

log date: 2014-10-26 15:30:23

 

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Analyzed: Led Zeppelin / Houses of the Holy [CD1 2014 Deluxe Edition]

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR10 -0.66 dB -11.84 dB 5:30 01-The Song Remains the Same

DR11 -0.06 dB -15.28 dB 7:39 02-The Rain Song

DR10 -0.34 dB -14.22 dB 4:51 03-Over the Hills and Far Away

DR10 -0.59 dB -12.48 dB 3:18 04-The Crunge

DR10 -0.20 dB -11.04 dB 3:43 05-Dancing Days

DR11 -0.20 dB -12.34 dB 4:23 06-D’yer Mak’er

DR10 -0.13 dB -14.60 dB 7:03 07-No Quarter

DR10 -0.25 dB -12.52 dB 4:34 08-The Ocean

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Number of tracks: 8

Official DR value: DR10

 

Samplerate: 44100 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 16

Bitrate: 973 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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My CD version:

 

foobar2000 1.1.7 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.0

log date: 2013-02-01 22:01:40

 

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Analyzed: Led Zeppelin / Houses Of The Holy

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR11 -1.65 dB -14.20 dB 5:30 01-The Song Remains The Same

DR14 -1.00 dB -19.50 dB 7:39 02-The Rain Song

DR13 -1.00 dB -17.96 dB 4:48 03-Over The Hills And Far Away

DR12 -0.83 dB -15.80 dB 3:16 04-The Crunge

DR12 -0.66 dB -14.19 dB 3:44 05-Dancing Days

DR13 -0.97 dB -16.13 dB 4:23 06-D'Yer Mak'er

DR12 -0.92 dB -18.02 dB 7:01 07-No Quarter

DR11 -0.82 dB -14.83 dB 4:30 08-The Ocean

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Number of tracks: 8

Official DR value: DR12

 

Samplerate: 44100 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 16

Bitrate: 895 kbps

Codec: FLAC

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Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Well first of all we weren't told if the 2014 DR quoted above is the hi-res or the 2014 CD. They don't have to have the same DR, depends how they did the mastering. The first three LZ hi-res downloads were similarly volume compressed - that is, light to moderate VC compared to earlier reissues. They all sounded fine to me in spite of that. I'm guessing these will be the same and will be superior to earlier digital versions, as LZ hi-res 1-3 were.
Thanks for the information. I'll most likely end up buying both special editions on HDTracks when they become available.
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Well first of all we weren't told if the 2014 DR quoted above is the hi-res or the 2014 CD. They don't have to have the same DR, depends how they did the mastering.

 

The first three LZ hi-res downloads were similarly volume compressed - that is, light to moderate VC compared to earlier reissues. They all sounded fine to me in spite of that. I'm guessing these will be the same and will be superior to earlier digital versions, as LZ hi-res 1-3 were.

 

The DR numbers I posted for LZ IV are for the 2014 redbook version. For me, there is a place in my library for both the newly mastered versions, which are well done, and the original CD versions. As you may know, the original LZ I, II, and III CD's were mastered by forum member Barry Diamant--thanks, Barry!

It's fun to have and listen to both versions, and be able to compare. Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don't.

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I interleaved the previous cd versions I had song by song, original, boxset and the 24/96.

The 24/96 was clearly preferable to me on my system.

Nothing revelatory but clearly "better" in several aspects including clarity and separation.

Edit: why are forum software spellcheckers so lame?

 

The downloads are available on hiresaudio but not for North Americans.

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They are available now at HDT Germany and Qobuz, but pricey, especially at the German site. In a few days they should be available at US download sites for less money.

 

Today the Remastered versions of Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy were released on CD, but I can nowhere find the HiRes releases.

 

Checked highresaudio.com (germany), Qobuz (france & germany), hdtracks (us & germany), prostudiomasters ... so far nothing ...!

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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Here are the DR Values from the HighResAudio Files in 24/96.

 

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Analyzed: Led Zeppelin / Led Zeppelin IV

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR10 -0.03 dB -12.51 dB 4:55 01-Black Dog

DR8 -0.39 dB -10.48 dB 3:41 02-Rock And Roll

DR9 -0.44 dB -13.11 dB 5:52 03-The Battle Of Evermore

DR10 -0.16 dB -15.23 dB 8:03 04-Stairway To Heaven

DR8 -0.30 dB -10.30 dB 4:39 05-Misty Mountain Hop

DR9 -0.88 dB -11.30 dB 4:45 06-Four Sticks

DR9 -2.30 dB -15.72 dB 3:32 07-Going To California

DR9 -0.20 dB -10.67 dB 7:09 08-When The Levee Breaks

DR10 -0.10 dB -12.94 dB 4:35 09-Black Dog (Basic Track With Guitar Overdubs)

DR9 -0.10 dB -10.40 dB 3:40 10-Rock And Roll (Alternate Mix)

DR11 -1.01 dB -14.54 dB 4:13 11-The Battle Of Evermore (Mandolin/Guitar Mix From Headley Grange)

DR11 -0.10 dB -16.53 dB 8:04 12-Stairway To Heaven (Sunset Sound Mix)

DR9 -0.10 dB -10.61 dB 4:45 13-Misty Mountain Hop (Alternate Mix)

DR9 -0.01 dB -10.39 dB 4:33 14-Four Sticks (Alternate Mix)

DR10 -2.83 dB -16.63 dB 3:34 15-Going To California (Mandolin/Guitar Mix)

DR7 -0.10 dB -9.36 dB 7:09 16-When The Levee Breaks (Alternate UK Mix In Progress)

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Number of tracks: 16

Official DR value: DR9

 

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Analyzed: Led Zeppelin / Houses Of The Holy

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR10 -0.46 dB -11.64 dB 5:29 01-The Song Remains The Same

DR11 -0.01 dB -15.07 dB 7:39 02-The Rain Song

DR10 -0.01 dB -14.02 dB 4:51 03-Over The Hills And Far Away

DR10 -0.38 dB -12.28 dB 3:18 04-The Crunge

DR10 -0.01 dB -10.84 dB 3:43 05-Dancing Days

DR11 -0.01 dB -12.14 dB 4:23 06-D'yer Mak'er

DR10 -0.01 dB -14.39 dB 7:03 07-No Quarter

DR10 -0.01 dB -12.27 dB 4:31 08-The Ocean

DR10 -0.10 dB -11.55 dB 5:30 09-The Song Remains The Same (Guitar Overdub Reference Mix)

DR12 -0.10 dB -15.76 dB 7:45 10-The Rain Song (Mix Minus Piano)

DR12 -0.10 dB -15.74 dB 4:22 11-Over The Hills And Far Away (Guitar Mix Backing Track)

DR10 -0.10 dB -11.21 dB 3:16 12-The Crunge (Rough Mix - Keys Up)

DR9 -0.10 dB -10.51 dB 3:46 13-Dancing Days (Rough Mix with Vocal)

DR10 -0.10 dB -14.28 dB 7:04 14-No Quarter (Rough Mix With JPJ Keyboard Overdubs - No Vocal)

DR9 -0.09 dB -11.62 dB 4:26 15-The Ocean (Working Mix)

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Number of tracks: 15

Official DR value: DR10

Albert Einstein: Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

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HDT HOTH 24-96

 

foobar2000 1.3.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.0

log date: 2014-10-27 07:47:13

 

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Analyzed: Led Zeppelin / Houses Of The Holy 24-96

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DR Peak RMS Duration Track

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DR9 -0.46 dB -11.63 dB 5:29 01-The Song Remains The Same

DR11 -0.01 dB -15.08 dB 7:39 02-The Rain Song

DR10 -0.01 dB -14.03 dB 4:51 03-Over The Hills And Far Away

DR10 -0.38 dB -12.28 dB 3:18 04-The Crunge

DR9 -0.01 dB -10.82 dB 3:43 05-Dancing Days

DR10 -0.01 dB -12.12 dB 4:23 06-D'yer Mak'er

DR10 -0.01 dB -14.39 dB 7:03 07-No Quarter

DR10 -0.01 dB -12.25 dB 4:31 08-The Ocean

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Number of tracks: 8

Official DR value: DR10

 

Samplerate: 96000 Hz

Channels: 2

Bits per sample: 24

Bitrate: 3310 kbps

Codec: FLAC

================================================================================

Main listening (small home office):

Main setup: Surge protector +_iFi  AC iPurifiers >Isol-8 Mini sub Axis Power Conditioning+Isolation>QuietPC Low Noise Server>Roon (Audiolense DRC)>Stack Audio Link II>Kii Control>Kii Three >GIK Room Treatments.

Secondary Listening: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Matrix Element i Streamer/DAC (XLR)+Schiit Freya>Kii Three .

Bedroom: SBTouch to Cambridge Soundworks Desktop Setup.
Living Room/Kitchen: Ropieee (RPi3b+ with touchscreen) + Schiit Modi3E to a pair of Morel Hogtalare. 

All absolute statements about audio are false :)

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The DR numbers I posted for LZ IV are for the 2014 redbook version. For me, there is a place in my library for both the newly mastered versions, which are well done, and the original CD versions. As you may know, the original LZ I, II, and III CD's were mastered by forum member Barry Diamant--thanks, Barry!

It's fun to have and listen to both versions, and be able to compare. Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you don't.

 

Are these the 1994 CDs? I can't remember if those were the first Zep CDs or not. And Barry did just the first three? Not the others?

 

Thanks in advance.

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