Discussion in 'Music and Recordings' started by ultrabike, Aug 26, 2018.
Rush – A Farewell To Kings
Label: Mercury – B0022376-01, Anthem (5) – B0022376-01, UMe – B0022376-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 200 Gram, Gatefold
Country: USA & Canada
Released: 21 Apr 2015
I found an CD version of this album for sale on Discogs and couldn't resist. For now, I've got the LP, and it sounds good. A little more surface noise (even after a good cleaning) than some of the other Rush LPs in this series, but not bad.
As an aside: I'm listening to this on my SL-1210GR with Shure V15 Type III cart with a JICO SAS/B stylus. I added a maple wood butcher block between the turntable and surface. I also added IsoAcoustic Orea Bronze isolators between the turntable and the butcher block (turntable is on my wooden desk and inches from my PC - not ideal, but I don't have a better way to set up now). The addition of the butcher block and the isolators make a small but noticeable difference.
Less background noise, better highs (prior to the change, the highs were slightly tame and soft (is rolled-off what I'm thinking, or is it recessed?); they are much crisper and clearer without picking up any brittleness - I assume due to the changes), and the bass seems to have tightened up without losing any low end extenstion.
Very small changes - similar to moving from a generic power strip to a PS Audio Dectet.
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