Re: Dynamic Range
"They knew how to produce great sounding recordings 40 years ago, They still do, and hint, it has nothing to do with "hi def"."
Actually, they knew how to record high quality even before that...take a listen to Buddy Holly and the track "True Love Ways"....which was recorded back in the late 1950's, nearly 60 years ago.
On a good quality hi-fi system (that can show dynamic range), the sheer openness and quality of what they did in ONE take, and with all the musicians in the room at the same time, was truly breathtaking. And, truth be told, you don't even have to like Buddy Holly to hear how good this track is.