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after having seen the interview with Peter Frampton on hdtrack.com and then another one on youtube, where he talks about 24 bit versus 16 bit and analog

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), decided to download the Mr. Churchill album. Another disappointment with the sound! Do we really need 24/96 for listening to over-compressed audio? Gosh..

 

 

 

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Do we really need 24/96 for listening to over-inflated egos?

 

(Sorry if you are a Peter Frampton fan. I couldn't resist).

 

I saw some (classical) CDs at the bookstore yesterday where they advertised they were recorded 24/96, but then I also noticed each CD had 74 minutes of music on it, so something isn't right with this picture...

 

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Does Frampton have an over-inflated ego? I am not a PF fan and couldn't tell, and in any case don't care really.. I remember Miles and his ego, and I adore his music. What upsets me is the musician and hdtracks joining in advertising high resolution audio and then delivering such poor sound.

 

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...after also watching the video. It was an impulse buy, I'll admit. I also came away unimpressed. I've bought quite a bit of 24/xx music from HDTracks, and have generally been pleased with my purchases. Not so here.

 

-TS

Audio Rig: Transporter -> Behringer DEQ2496 -> NAD M2 -> Paradigm Studio 60s v.5 -> Treated listening room

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  • 2 weeks later...

from the latest HDtracks newsletter:

 

"Because of the wonderful response to our recent feature of Peter Frampton’s newest release Thank You Mr. Churchill and Mr. Frampton’s enthusiasm for high-quality audio, we have the distinct pleasure of offering his breakthrough mega-hit Frampton Comes Alive! in HDtracks’ stunning 96/24 sound."

 

nothing to add.. sigh..

 

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