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A Better Sounding "Aja"?

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Someday, I would like to whip up a mean sounding "Aja" by Steely Dan on my computer.

To do so, one would think that I should start with a good sounding "Aja" CD. I'm sure a lot of you will immediately think of the Mobile Fidelity UltraDisc (gold disc) version of the 1977 Dan classic. However, the title track on the UltraDisc has a little problem. At time index 2:07 (2 minutes and 7 seconds into the song), a little chunk of the song is missing (about half a second of it gone).

I remember owning a copy of the MoFi OMR LP (literally when the very first CD players started selling), and the LP sounded gorgeous -- and yes, the title track was completely intact (no skip or anomaly at 2:07).

Where should I begin if I want to do a good sounding "Aja" on my computer -- I don't think there are better sounding CDs of it out there, and I don't think there are any audiophile downloads of it out there, either.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks. :)

 

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sounds pretty good for redbook in my system. I think this album may also exist on DVD-A, but I am not sure if I remembering that correctly, can anyone confirm?

 


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I was going to mention this. I have read reviews of the SHM SACD, but it's not exactly the best sounding version of "Aja". In fact, some reviews indicate a soundstage that seems to sound pretty constricted.

 

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The best sounding version of "Aja" currently available is the Cisco Records 180g vinyl reissue. Find somebody with a good vinyl setup and get them to rip you a hi-res AIFF or FLAC copy.

 


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