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

Ed7 : Hi-Res files based release 24/96 from Stereo Vinyl (1961) – BNF Collection 2013 1961 – BNF Collection 2013
Presentation
LabelBNF Collection
IdentifierBNF Collection 2013 1961 (vinyl :  Fontana 885115TY)
Format (speed)24/96 from Vinyl
TypeAlbum
MasterDigital, record of the vinyl
Mastering/Pressing 
Original recordingAnalog Vinyl
CountryHOLLAND
First release date1961
Release date2013
Waveform 

The waveform is that of track 3 “Take Five”, a representative track of the album.

As Ed 1, the graph clearly shows that there is neither exessive compression nor saturation but a lower recording level. The phase of the signal is inverted compared to the other editions and surprisingly compared to Ed 8 BNF mono. The green area should be on top and not below the waveform.

Waveform Ed7 : Vinyl BNF Stereo
Spectrum

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

  1. The level between 3.5 kHz and 6 kHz is louder than the Ed2 Vinyl AP (Green).
  2. There is a progressive decrease in level above 15kHz (Yellow). These files correspond to the original recordings. Maybe the recent remasterings have been corrected in this frequency range to accentuate the feeling of presence.
Spectrum Ed7 BNF Stereo in white and Ed2 Vinyl Analogue Productionin blue.
Spectrogram
  • The yellow arrows show the progressive decrease in frequency above 15kHz (in Yellow in the previous picture).
  • The green arrows show a thin line confirming the pick at 5.5kHz (in green in the previous picture).
Spectrogram Ed7 BNF Stereo

Ed8 : Hi-Res digital files 24/96 from Mono Vinyl (1960) – BNF Collection 2013 1960 – BNF Collection 2013

Presentation

LabelBNF Collection
IdentifierBNF Collection 2013 1961 (vinyl :  Fontana 682065TL)
Format (speed)24/96 from Vinyl in Mono
TypeAlbum
MasterDigital, record of the vinyl
Mastering/PressingEuropean first pressing
Original recordingAnalog Vinyl
CountryHOLLAND
First release date1960
Release date2013
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 compression nor saturation but a quite low recording level. Right and left waveforms are identical this is due to the mono recording.

Waveform Ed8 : Vinyl BNF Mono
Spectrum

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

  1. There is a progressive decrease in level above 12.8 kHz (Yellow) and the spectrum cuts at 15 kHz (the level is 13 dB lower than Ed7 BNF stereo).
  2. There is also a shift in the spectrum, this indicates a difference in reading speed (see zoom).
Spectrum Ed8 BNF Mono in blue and Ed7 BNF Mono in white.

The picture below is a zoom in the spectrum. It shows that the frequency spectrum between the two editions is shifted (compare yellow lines). We can conclude that the playback was done at a lower speed than the Ed7.

This may be due to the reading of the vinyl, or to a problem during the engraving process.

Spectrum Ed8 BNF Mono in blue and Ed7 BNF Mono in white – Speed issue.
Spectrogram
  • The yellow arrows show the progressive decrease in frequency above 15kHz (in Yellow in the previous picture).
  • The green arrows show a thin line confirming the pick at 5.5kHz (in green in the previous picture).
Spectrogram Ed8 BNF Mono
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