Roll The Bones 24 Karat Gold CD Coming Soon

Rush Roll the Bones 24K Gold CD
Audio Fidelity is introducing a 24 Karat Gold version of Rush's 90's classic album Roll the Bones. Previously released 24K Gold versions of Rush CDs came from Mobile Fidelity, however Roll the Bones is the first such offering from Audio Fidelity:
Our 24K+ compact discs reproduce the ultimate sound of a classic recorded performance without the irregular plated surfaces of standard aluminum discs. Our 24K+ series brings you classic music in deluxe packaging with see-through slip cases. We only use the original vintage mixes played back on a specially constructed playback deck. Here's where the PLUS comes in: Engineers Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray use their 30 years of expertise to create the best sounding versions of the music ever released. When they are satisfied with the end result, the final digital master is shipped directly to the manufacturing plant for etching in "real time" onto the glass surface by laser. The end result of this unique mastering process is a compact disc with the warm sound of the original analog master tape combined with a genuine 24 karat gold surface free of any type of physical defect making our 24K Gold CD series truly one of a kind.
Click HERE for more information. Current pricing is set at $29.99 however no release date has been set.

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.

Comments

  1. Lands and pits are lands and pits, regardless of the materials used. If they provide sufficient reflectivity to the OPU, then you get digital data which can be decoded as a useable waveform for analog audio. The disc could be printed in concrete for all that the material matters, again, so long as it was reflective enough for the correct amount of reflectivity. What matters is jitter (the de-synchronization of digital information as it is read by one quartz clock and decoded by a second quartz clock; this causes bits to be missed and therein actual perceptible audio is lost), something which is inherent in all digital devices, regardless of price. If jitter can be eliminated by, say, PQLS, which cuts out the quartz clock timing in the playback source device and relies on the timing of the sink device (such as a receiver or preamp, then all is well and good, and more real data is resolved as sound.

    The only advantage gold has over aluminum substrates is that gold is far less susceptible to oxidization. CDs will, subjected to time and inclement temperatures, degrade. Bonding materials and surfaces can allow the aluminum to be exposed to the air. Gold is pretty much impervious to that particular problem.

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  2. Took the words right out of my mouth.

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  3. Sorry for the redundant redundancy bits!

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  4. "But this one goes to eleven..."

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  5. I have just ripped a bunch of ordinary cd's with EAC that are nearly 20 years old. 100% accuracy. Obviously no degradation of aluminum.

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