Octave Record needle drops

July 26, 2022
 by Paul McGowan

13 comments on “Octave Record needle drops”

  1. Would love to have the opportunity to purchase “Needle Drops” i do have a vinyl rig, but nowhere near the quality to really appreciate the artist true work.

    Thanks,
    Bones

  2. My copy of Otis Taylor’s, “Hey Joe/Red Meat” includes this:

    “Tracks 11-20 on the SACD layer are an exclusive vinyl needle drop to DSD from the original 45 RPM DMM (Direct Metal Master) release from in-akustik GmbH.”

    It’s also on the website for the album.

    1. Palouse
      says:
      July 26, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      My copy of Otis Taylor’s, “Hey Joe/Red Meat” includes this:

      “Tracks 11-20 on the SACD layer are an exclusive vinyl needle drop to DSD from the original 45 RPM DMM (Direct Metal Master) release from in-akustik GmbH.”

      It’s also on the website for the album.

      Please clarify? Are these on all the SADs?
      Or did you get a strange copy?

      Paul, can you clarity if this is the case on the current stock – shipping now?

  3. This convo gives me ideas. I have a pretty fine analog set up, a NPC, and a lot of vinyl that was never released in any digital format. Time to get busy.

    Cheers

    Phil

  4. No Paul, I think this doesn’t make sense.

    Sure it gives those without a vinyl rig a guess how part (only) of the characteristics of the vinyl release sound (on your vinyl rig).

    But to make a DSD rip of a DSD recording pressed on vinyl is really crazy imo. Even if you’d make a needle drop of an analog recording which has the potential to show what analog playback is about, you’d already loose part of it by the limitations (which are different than analog’s/vinyl’s limitations) and characteristics of the ADC, media change and the DAC. Doing this with a recording that doesn’t even have the analog original characteristics is even more strange.

    You’d then offer a 4 times ADADA converted signal, which has little to do with an all analog vinyl experience.

  5. I still don’t understand. When DSD records vinyl does it not go through a phono preamplifier which then allows DSD to expand the dynamic range further than what we would hear playing it through our analog systems without DSD in the middle? Is it the fact that when recorded and played back through DSD it avoids any possible acoustic feedback which you might get from a turntable? You still do have the problem that it’s going through an extra process ADA rather than the continuity of AAA. It might sound great but ADA is still broken bits that some people hear and not the continuity of pure analog.

  6. Paul, I think that be a good thing for you to get into, think of classic Jazz, Rock from the 50’s onward, Classical the great recordings, Be better than the big corporations who care little or play with them, add compression on them so they sound suitable for earbuds and low-quality playback. There are 1,000’s great recordings on vinyl 1st pressings that audio lovers would eat up if done correctly. I grew up on vinyl but after 2000 I was 100% CD and never looked back at vinyl, I now own 1,500 CD’s and counting and some of yours.

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