gabriel1998 wrote:I'm curious to see how an "ENGINEER" failed to comprehend my post?
He's an actual
cutting engineer that has cut many records.
gabriel1998 wrote:So now we need to be engineers to have an opinion on how they sound? a deep understanding of the process?
It would be great if you would understand the process fully and blame the Blue Note DMMs' sound quality on other factors. Because, there are MANY factors that influence the final sound of the records, y' know? Like the sound source (in 1st place), the processing made before it reaches the cutter head, the ability and choices of the cutting engineer, the plating process, the pressing process, the amount of times the stamper is used, the time the record compound is left in the stamper, the quality of the record compound, etc etc etc.
DMM is about cutting on 'soft' metal. To do this they have to change the record cutting angle to almost 0 degrees and then compensate electronically for this so conventional cartridges (with VTA 15-23°) show no distortions. This would be the only audiophile 'pitfall' of the process, but the proof is in the pudding and there are some DMM-cut records that are just fine. Everything else is as good or better in the DMM process, compared to lacquer cutting.
Yes, you should know more about the topic before tooting agressively your claims.