Sonic Grade: D
We noted in our Hot Stamper review for Aqualung that the MoFi is a disaster, with the murky bloated DCC even worse. (We didn’t like the Classic either.)
But we used to like the MoFi and DCC just fine. What could possibly have changed?
It’s a long story, and a pretty long commentary, which we have excerpted from a customer’s letter, along with our reply.
We have edited our original commentary and his letter for the sake of brevity.
Now the letter:
To: Tom Port,
As far as “Aqualung” is concerned, I have a Mobile Fidelity issue of this album which sounds great and being pressed on some of the best vinyl in the world by people who are known for their meticulous care with records, I don’t think that there would be much difference at all in the quality of different Mo-Fi pressings of this or any of their records.
The key phrase here is “I don’t think that there would be much difference at all…”. You see, this is not something to think about, this is something to test. Thinking got this gentleman nowhere; testing might have had the opposite effect. (more…)