Summary thus far ...
Originally Posted by Zemlya
Thanks to the usual suspects for their invaluable input. Moderator says he'd like to move this continuation to the Advanced Forum so that those who take the trouble to contribute, benefit from the shared knowledge. I've agreed to wait for some more input and if none, move this to Advanced (and any other similar threads inviting comparative analysis and member input).
Originally Posted by EricW
Two responses from which we have to imagine a universal truth is a dangerously small sample, so I'm going to have to use some judgement and positively steer this analysis, which I didn't want to do but have no choice. It's very interesting - but no surprise to me - that the two contributors have both commented that Clip 2 sounds 'more spacious with more low level detail'. To my ears, critically listening to audio, these two clips have certain tell-tale characteristics that define their vintage.
Perhaps I could revert you to my earlier question: which one do you think sounds more like you are actually there at the venue? That is not the same question as which one do you like artistically or which one sounds nicest - again, it's a matter of opinion but I'm curious to know what you think.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK