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post Jan 8 2010, 13:08
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The Beatles released their "remastered" catalogue on a USB drive in 24-bit 44.1kHz FLAC.

Lots of fans claim the 24-bit versions sound amazingly better than the 16-bit CDs, e.g. see the Amazon reviews...

http://www.amazon.com/Beatles-USB/dp/B002VH7P4O

...but we all know how reliable such subjective impressions are!


However, it made me wonder if, just maybe, they didn't apply peak limiting to the 24-bit versions, hence giving them greater dynamic range than the CDs I think this is unlikely - your typical Amazon purchaser (who can't even play a FLAC file without jumping through hoops!) would probably think a quieter version without peak limiting sounded worse. But still - does anyone have one of these - or even a 30 second snippet of one of the tracks - that they could share?

It would be interesting to compare with the 2009 remastered CDs.

(I'm not sure it would make me buy it - why not put both the stereo and mono versions onto the USB memory stick?)

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David.
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post Nov 7 2013, 23:56
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I had a look at the mis-tagged files, and it looks as if Yellow Submarine had a nice error in its tags. "Pepperland Laid Waist", hah. And the filename was already correct, I think.
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QUOTE (kode54 @ Nov 7 2013, 17:56) *
I had a look at the mis-tagged files, and it looks as if Yellow Submarine had a nice error in its tags. "Pepperland Laid Waist", hah. And the filename was already correct, I think.



True... and Rubber Soul had no tags at all, at least on my USB.
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- 2Bdecided   Beatles remastered USB vs CD   Jan 8 2010, 13:08
- - spoon   I have such, which track would you like a 30 secon...   Jan 8 2010, 13:14
- - 2Bdecided   Brilliant. How about the first 30 seconds of the ...   Jan 8 2010, 15:52
- - caligae   I just recently read that these are 24-bit files. ...   Jan 8 2010, 16:20
- - cliveb   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 8 2010, 12:08) The...   Jan 8 2010, 17:36
- - 2Bdecided   Thanks cliveb. (There's some rubbish talked in...   Jan 8 2010, 17:47
|- - cliveb   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 8 2010, 16:47) Tha...   Jan 8 2010, 18:32
- - andy o   Are the stereo mixes really that bad, or are you g...   Jan 9 2010, 01:55
- - ntm   I am interested in 24 bit, but only if it has mono...   Jan 9 2010, 06:35
- - danroche   I have the USB box set and have borrowed the Stere...   Jan 10 2010, 05:43
- - ntm   Well that's disappointing that there's no ...   Jan 11 2010, 20:14
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (ntm @ Jan 11 2010, 14:14) I was tr...   Jan 12 2010, 01:19
|- - Ron Jones   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Jan 11 2010, 17:19)...   Jan 12 2010, 19:31
- - danroche   I really hope there are no further releases of the...   Jan 12 2010, 02:04
|- - kornchild2002   QUOTE (danroche @ Jan 11 2010, 18:04) I r...   Jan 12 2010, 06:09
- - andy o   pretty much, yes. This is about the only place whe...   Jan 12 2010, 04:47
- - caligae   I'd also be interested if low-volume parts are...   Jan 12 2010, 09:26
- - 2Bdecided   Quite impressive for a first post! Maybe som...   Jan 12 2010, 10:07
|- - Notat   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 12 2010, 02:07) pd...   Jan 12 2010, 19:05
- - pdq   Looking back over ten years or so of following HA,...   Jan 12 2010, 19:24
- - danroche   Okay, I just made the mistake of looking over at t...   Jan 13 2010, 03:50
- - 2Bdecided   Agreed about the comments on Amazon. I've com...   Jan 13 2010, 13:23
|- - RichDavis   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 13 2010, 04:23) Ag...   Nov 7 2013, 03:23
- - ech3   > Apparently according to everyone there you ca...   Jan 13 2010, 13:24
|- - zipr   QUOTE (ech3 @ Jan 13 2010, 07:24) > Ap...   Jan 13 2010, 14:41
- - Axon   If anybody could hook me up with the samples 2BDec...   Jan 13 2010, 19:03
- - Alex B   I uploaded a new sample. All new releases (mono, s...   Jan 13 2010, 20:29
- - Meeko   Listened to the samples, and honestly couldn't...   Jan 14 2010, 02:40
- - greynol   Just an FYI, the "bat" thing has do do w...   Jan 14 2010, 02:50
- - Meeko   Ahh yes, blunder on my part. Good catch.   Jan 14 2010, 03:17
- - danroche   There's a somewhat enjoyable back-and-forth on...   Jan 19 2010, 21:31
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (danroche @ Jan 19 2010, 20:31) The...   Jan 20 2010, 11:22
|- - andy o   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 20 2010, 02:22) It...   Jan 20 2010, 13:38
- - kornchild2002   My uncles purchased the box set. I compared the 2...   Jan 19 2010, 22:29
- - 2Bdecided   @ andy_o, Yes, I understand - hence my use of the...   Jan 20 2010, 16:22
|- - Soap   While your points about more pixels increasing the...   Jan 20 2010, 16:59
|- - andy o   You know, I was gonna include the "sometimes...   Jan 20 2010, 17:03
- - RichDavis   For those interested, I am using a Mac OS X comput...   Nov 7 2013, 04:32
- - 2Bdecided   Hi RichDavis. I didn't do any meaningful audi...   Nov 7 2013, 11:07
|- - Canar   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Nov 7 2013, 03:07) HA ...   Nov 7 2013, 22:31
- - kode54   I had a look at the mis-tagged files, and it looks...   Nov 7 2013, 23:56
- - Batman321   QUOTE (kode54 @ Nov 7 2013, 17:56) I had ...   Nov 8 2013, 01:14


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