Color me confused - Not sure how I was blessed to be included in this thread not once but twice (I had never opened/read it prior to getting an email notice) but thanks for the info lol
What's up with lousy bass on classic rock recordings?
Few examples: ACDC Back In Black, Van Halen 1, Boston (1), WHO's Next, Def Leopard Pyromania.
The low end is almost non-existent. Digital and vinyl.
It's not my system, I listen to a lot of jazz, other classics like Janis Ian Breaking Silence - bass is rich, full, has slam when appropriate.
Compression? Or were the low frequencies never there? Pretty disappointing.
Ditch the vinyl & streaming for cd versions of Van Halen 1 on DCC gold disc remastered by Steve Hoffman and for Who's Next The Mobile Fidelity Gold disc remastered on their 1st generation gain system. If you don't hear clean bass with good tone & definition, then your system needs some attention. From my experience, to properly reproduce those albums, you need a powerful amp with a minimum of 300 watts, large full range floor standing speakers & 2 more subwoofers & a high quality DAC.
Just listened to this all the way through - great album and yes plenty of bass - thanks for the suggestion.