Is it just me or do CDs from the 80s and early 90s have a slightly tinny sound? I had this experience with a Schubert recording by the Alban Berg Quartet (“Death and the Maiden” and Rosamunde quartets) and again just now with Schubert’s Octet which I hadn’t listened to in ages.

In the case of the Alban Berg Quartet, though, the performance is worth the slightly weird sound (if indeed it is a quality of the recording and I am not just imagining it).

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  1. It wouldn’t surprise me. Are they marked ADD or DDD? Also were the discs themselves made in the ’80s/90s, or just the recordings? If they were originally put out as lps, there was a fair amount of incompetent remastering in those days.


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