My current reaction to the vinyl rips on RuTracker
Oxygene 3 solo
: It's a bit fuzzy and loud sounding, seeing as it isn't as cleaned up as I'm used to vinyl rips being, but it's still better than the CD (the sample and bit rate is excessive though). I've also noticed some additional differences in the mix (there is no noise in the first few seconds of Oxygene 16 for example).
: Much better than I anticipated. It's very clean and much more pleasant sounding, making it the better rip to listen to (though issues like the cut off on 9 and the error on 6 are still there, so proceed with caution). I have no clue if the "off center" issue is there, considering I have a hard time telling from the YT videos about them.
I do recommend both if you're all interested. I now have a definitive way to listen to 3 from the Trilogy set, after the mastering of CD was driving my nuts. The MFSL vinyl for the original and the first vinyl pressing for 7-13 are still my go to for those, but the Trilogy rips are great even with the flaws present.
I'm am curious in the rip that shadow
had gotten though.