Check over on www.audioasylum.com and do a search in the vinyl section as I know of some cats who did this shootout but I don't recall the outcome.
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Here's a note of interest. We compared an original CD, the new SACD/CD release, an original US vinyl, and an original UK vinyl version. Now here's the funny part. The UK vinyl DEFINITELY sounded slower than the rest. A musician in the room said it also sounded slightly flatter.
I'd be real interested if you confirmed this in your test.
Like the songs says: "You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today."
I just got a copy of the Japanese Pro Use series of DSOTM, so I think I have enough copies to give a fairly comprehensive review. My methodology will be as follows:
1. Each record will be cleaned by my Nitty Gritty machine and given a coating of GruvGlide.
2. The cartridge will be cleaned with SC-2 stylus cleaner and demagentized prior to the test.
3. In order to keep track of the individual sound of each version, I will pick two or three cuts as representative samplings and note their overall sound quality, imaging, detail, clarity, etc.
4. To enhance the experience, the evaluators will get no more than two bong hits of high quality ganja.
We'll report back with our findings.