MonkeyBoy wrote:On the other hand, you may simply be experiencing something I experienced a few years ago. I finally bought my dream amps and speakers and they showed me just how good a lot of my records are. they also showed me how bad a couple of records are, one of which I never even noticed with any of my previous three stereos. It was closed up and sounded like I was listening to it from another room in the house. The only reason i notice it now is because the quality of my system is a huge leap up from what it replaced.
Do you think this may have happened to you with this Crosby and Nash record?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. No I don't think that is the case with this album. I've got maybe 200 albums and 'Wind on the Water' is my own original from the 1970's. It looks fine but does not play well. Its the worst sounding album by far. I still use my own JVC amp which I bought in 1979 and my TT is a Technics SL-Q3 which is good enough for me.
I'd accept that I had a crappy stereo (music centre) in the mid 70's and I probably did not notice how bad it was back then. I ditched almost all my albums in 1979 when I 'upgraded' to separates (except a handful including Wind on the Water').
For example I'm playing just now Abraxas by Santana - 1973 reissue. Absolutely fantastic quality and lovely velvety warm sound.
All the best