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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Hi all,

I have bought a few records off ebay and amazon.ca. All were imports, I have noticed they all sound tremendously musical, very open sound and its like listening to music on a different system.

I bought a few which I already own a domestic copy of and I tell, I am sold on these made in UK and Germany/Holland vinyl.

There has to be a reason why is our own domestically made vinyl sound so congested, almost like a compressed sound and musically dead.
No wonder people gave up on vinyl, for they sounded horrible.

What's your perspective on this one, please share.
Also, does anyone know a place for imported used vinyl in GTA with reasonable prices?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:48 am 
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I have bought some used imports at Discovery Records.(their inventory is online).
Parkdale Platters.
Dixie Records(Dixie Value Mall Flea Market)weekends.
Ric`s Recollection(expensive)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:39 am 
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I don't think we can generalize about domestic pressing but in general, I would tend to agree. I note a couple of exceptions, in particular most of the City and Colour catalogue on vinyl, in particular If I Should For Before You, which is a two-record, 45rpm set.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:25 am 
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It is well known, Canadian pressings normally sound compressed compared to UK or USA pressing.
I have compared many identical albums over the years.
My friends overseas all avoided Canadian pressings.


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100% - I agree, Canadian pressing are crap compared to other countries - even in the European clubs Britain/France/Spain the sound system is better sounding - here in Toronto the sound in clubs is excessively loud and muffled sounding - I have talked to sound guys at the clubs - and right away they blame the "room" Quote - it is the space here ! but in Europe, it's never an issue Why!

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100% - I agree, Canadian pressing are crap compared to other countries - even in the European clubs Britain/France/Spain the sound system is better sounding - here in Toronto the sound in clubs is excessively loud and muffled sounding - I have talked to sound guys at the clubs - and right away they blame the "room" Quote - it is the space here ! but in Europe, it's never an issue Why!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:59 am 
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I have many Canadian pressings...some sound really nice...some don't....it's label dependant.

If you haven't been to Sonic Boom (Chinatown) you should check it out.

Good new vinyl titles and decent used section. I find the prices are fair.


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Maybe I have been lucky but I don't notice a difference and I have 450 records of different origin.


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Some Canadian pressings have high regard. DSOTM, The Wall, Fleetwood Mac Rumours, and Red Atlantic Zeppelin's are some good examples. My Canadian first press copy of Joe Jackson Day and Night sounds way better than my US version. So it can work both ways. Any Canadian LP with TLC in the dead wax is a good bet, and means The Lacquer Channel here in Toronto did the mastering.

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