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Compressed dynamic range,
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This review is from: Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (Audio CD)
A fine live performance it may have been, BUT the recording leaves a lot to be desired as the dynamic range is compressed i.e. as soon as a loud passage develops the volume is suppressed. Similarly gentle quiet passages are boosted creating a constant modulation recording more akin to a pop record. This electronic manipulation also boosts background noise just before a movement starts which is then quickly suppressed.