The Dave Brubeck Quartet – TIME OUT (Vinyl Sony, AP, SACD, CD, BNF Vinyl, mono, stereo)

Ed3 : SACD Analogue Productions ref  CAPJ 8192 SA  (1959 remastered in 2012)

This release was remastered fromoriginal analogue tapes in format 2.0 and 5.0.

LabelAnalogue Productions
IdentifierCAPJ 8192 SA
Format (speed)SACD Hybrid Multichannel (DSD64 2.0 and 5.0)
TypeAlbum
MasterDSD
Mastering/Pressing Remastered by Bernie Grundman; authored for SACD by Gus Skinas on the SONOMA system. For the Multichannel program of this SACD, we used the same hi-res file as was used for the previous Sony SACD release of this title. The Multichannel program was not remixed or remastered.
Original recordingAnalog
CountryUSA
First release date1959
Release date2012
Waveform

The waveform is that of track 3 “Take Five”. As for the vinyl Analogue Productions (Ed 2), The waveform shows that there is neither excessive compression nor saturation but a quite low recording level.

Waveform Ed3 : SACD Analogue Production
Spectrum

Next picture shows the frequency distribution over the Track “Take Five”. Interesting characteristics on this curve are:

  1. The level (Green) above 10 kHz is almost 5 to 10 dB lower than Ed2 Vinyl AP and equivalent to Ed1.
  2. There is a progressive decrease in level above 15 kHz (Yellow) without noise up to 30 kHz.
  3. There is frequency peak above 25 kHz (Red) probably due to a parasite generated by an analog electronic device.
  4. The noise level above 30 kHz (pink) increases, natural increase of DSD technology.
Spectrum Ed3 SACD Analogue Production in blue vs Ed2 Vinyl Analogue Production in white.
Spectrogram
  • The yellow arrows show the progressive decrease in frequency above 15kHz (in Yellow in the previous picture).
  • The red arrows show a thin line confirming the pick noise above 25 kHz (in Red in the previous picture).
  • The pink arrows show the rise in noise level above 30 kHz (in pink in the previous picture).
Spectrogram  Ed3 SACD Analogue Production

Ed4 : SACD SME Records ref  SRGS 4535  (1959, DSD remastered in 2000)
LabelSME Records
IdentifierSRGS 4535 
Format (speed)DSD64 2.0
TypeAlbum
MasterDSD64
Mastering/PressingDSD Mastering From Original Analog Master
Original recordingAnalog
CountryJapan
First release date1959
Release date2000

Waveform

The waveform is that of track 3 “Take Five”. The waveform clearly shows a louder signal and some clipping (see the zoom below). The waveform is also in inverted phase (The green area should be on top and not below the waveform).

Waveform Ed4 Japanese SACD

Zooming on the audio signal show many clipping (in yellow). The signal, which is beyond the capability of the SACD, is simply cut off. This defect produces strong harmonics in the high-frequency range.

Zoom of waveform Ed4 SACD Japanese
Spectrum

Next picture shows the frequency distribution over the Track “Take Five”. Interesting characteristics on this curve are:

1.      There is a collapse in the signal level after 22kHz (Yellow) which is not present in the Ed3 SACD Analogue Production , can be a filter to reduce noise after 22 kHz (same limitation of the CD).

Spectrum Ed4 SACD Japanese in blue and Ed3 SACD Analogue Production in white.
Spectrogram
  • The yellow arrows show the cut off at 22kHz (in Yellow in the previous graph).
Spectrogram Ed4 SACD Japanese
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