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That's what I thought too, but I tried every trick I could think of to unlock the sub bass... I turned bass management on, turned it off and went full range all around, switched from DSD to PCM on my Oppo... almost nothing below 80Hz. No one who owns these two discs has reported that they did the test with the sub that I suggested. I suspect it sounds like this on all systems, just some people don't care about having a full range bass. I also suspect that most of Dutton Vocalion's customers don't listen to a lot of classical music. No one but me seems to have noticed the overdubbing, and to anyone familiar with Stokowski's Bach transcriptions, it is blatantly obvious. It's also weird because the overdubs are close miked fairly dry, while the orchestra is recorded from a distance in a hall. You never hear that sort of thing in classical music recordings.
Here are the credits for mixing and mastering...
STOKOWSKI CONDUCTS BACH – THE GREAT TRANSCRIPTIONS
The original LP ARL1 0880 (1975) STEREO/ARD1 0880 QUADRAPHONIC
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: ORCHESTRAL HIGHLIGHTS
From original LP ARL1 1317 (1976) STEREO/REMIXED IN QUADRAPHONIC SOUND by Michael J. Dutton from the original analogue multi-track tapes
I don't see any note on mastering for the Mancini Severinson albums. I'll check the booklet this weekend.
Last edited by sworth; 08-18-2017 at 05:38 PM.