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I like XRCD. The difference between these and CDs is in the mastering and manufacture, two areas where significant economies have been made by mass-production.

The end result is a better quality item, costing more than a standard disc, but still fully compatible with the red book standard and sounding much better.

 

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Generally they are outstanding, some are terrific. Depends on the quality of the Playback System. I am not up to date now but I think there are cheap XRCD's (avoid those) and the more expensive ones, these are the ones to buy (see Pic)

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I have a couple - don't sound much improved to me. Waste of money IMO
I'm really surprised - even our gifted Denon midi shows a clear distinction between standard and XRCD. I'd expect your CDC to do the same - the difference is in the quality of the recording, something most replay systems should have no trouble with demonstrating.

 

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Without going into the process and ins and outs etc.

Several years ago i bought about 12 xrcd, back in the day when Vivante where still running.

In my experience every one i used sounded significantly better than a standard cd of the same recording, to be fair i had a very nice cd replay system in those days.

I still do notice a difference on the elderly linn cd player i currently use and likewise even notice a difference when i experimented with a cheapy bluray player.

I can't say they all offer an improvement but certainly all the discs i have tried did.

It could even simply be partly down to the sound engineers tastes at time of remastering?

I suppose it depends to some degree on what you are expecting and what your reference point is.

 

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