Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" new 45RPM MOFI UD1S


I've had this title for short while now and have listened to it several times.

First off, completely FLAT pressing and pristine surfaces...very quiet.  Box and accessories, are again, top-notch.

The sound is very dynamic and open, but is a smidgen bright on my system.  It seems to me, (I have all of these UD1S releases) that the newer/next title(s) have been this way also?  They progressively get brighter with each release.  Maybe it's me, but that's what I am hearing.  Not a ton so, but just a tad tipped up.

I do have a US & UK copy of this title and this UD1S does indeed sound better, but not as much of a difference as with some of the other titles.  I also have the MOFI ORG first version of this and it's really close.  Yes, the UD1S is better, but by a slim margin.

Try the song "Mercy Mercy Me" or the title track "What's Going On" to hear what this format can do.

I noticed that MOFi is now calling the Ultra Disc 1 Step (UD1S) "Super Vinyl" in all their marketing.  Maybe there is a new Avenger in the wings...   :-)
2981c368 51ee 4231 93de cb7e814e36b4mofimadness

Showing 1 response by tablejockey

I enjoy reading  these threads of audio geek pressings.

It inspires me to see if I have a period press, and play something I may have not heard for while.

Pulled out my 1971 Tamla TS 310 copy. Fortunately, it had a US cleaning before its last play, many years ago.

Such a great album. I think overall the recording isn't the greatest, but still a good  listen. 

My copy isn't bass shy. Maybe a little wooly, reasonably convincing. Marvin's  voice is center, but not super holographic. The added subtle,reverb finishing his words can be heard-very cool.The instruments sound pretty balanced throughout the record.

This album is nearing 50. Listening to "Inner City Blues," paints a picture reminding you society hasn't evolved much-kinda sad.
The sonics nontheless, are nice. 

I would be curious how my copy rates by "Hot Stamper" Tom Port standards.

Unquestionably, the album would present another layer of dimension on a nicer system than mine. I use an aging VPI Classic/Kiseki Blue thru tubes.

I wasn't aware there is an ULTRA version offered by Mofi. If a Mofi pressing is supposed to be great,why must there be an ULTRA, even "better" version?
Oh, forgot...audiophile, there is ALWAYS something better.

Audiophile press/resissue? I get it, but I prefer putting on my bin diving suit. There is a WHITE HOT STAMPER, waiting to be found,cleaned and played in a loving home.