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Brain Salad Surgery (Super Deluxe Edition)


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HDTracks is showing the above download as a new release. I would appreciate people's comments/opinions on this recording. How is the sound quality? Is is an improvement over previous CD releases, ca. 1996? Do the remixes add value? TIA.

Main System: Auralic Aries G2, Ayre QX-5 Twenty, Ayre KX-5 Twenty, Ayre VX-5 Twenty, Revel Ultima Studio2, Iconoclast speaker cables & interconnects, RealTraps acoustic treatments

Living Room: Sonore ultraRendu, Ayre QB-9DSD, SimAudio Moon 340iX, B&W 802 Diamond

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I have it. It's pretty good, although the original recording isn't the best: heavy multitracking and manipulation/compression.

There's a 35th anniversary (2008?) that's good, but a fair amount of added volume compression. The 24-96 doesn't seem to have much added volume compression added to it - at least much less than the 35th anniversary.

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 Path: Server with Audiolense RC>RPi4 or analog>Cayin iDAC6 MKII (tube mode) (XLR)>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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