has anyone listened to them? Got them and took out the Balalaika Fav. to Listen. It sounded horrible. First I thought, my Cartridge is down, slow, foggy and totally dead. After this I picked out the same from Classic Records which is a few years old: The difference between them is more like Day and Night. I think, SC made them from a Compact Cassette, but I am not sure. I read a few reviews, all raved them. Is something wrong with my System? I refused to buy Records from them the last 5 years, because I bought all their Decca Reissues and when I got a few originals from GB I serously thought about Suicide. Totally burnt money. I hoped for better times. Unfortunately I had no luck.
Yes, VTA is ok. They simply sound not clear, like a multiple copy from a Master. When I switch to the CR Reissue, you hear the difference in a few seconds. This one is clear. I own a few original Mercurys (but none of this Set), they all give you a "clear" view in the recording.