Posted 30 July 2020 - 03:29 AM
I have been listening to MC43 for about a week. Tonight I did an in-depth comparison with MC42. I really enjoyed MC42 for its stereo imaging and soundstage along with improved bass. My first impression on listening to MC43 was that it was very similar in sound signature to MC42, with the main difference being a boost in the middle frequencies with a move to a slightly more foreward sound. When I compared the two versions on my test tracks I found that I preferred MC43 on all but one of the tracks. Bass on MC43 is much better defined, pronounced and impactful. For example, comparing one of the tracks which featured a string bass, MC42 sounded much more recessed and lacking in definition. I was surprised at the level of improvement in the quality of the bass, as the bass on MC42 was already quite excellent. I also noticed the mid boost in MC43 really helped bring vocals to the front of the stage, and the vocals on all of the tracks sounded more alive with more descernible character. On the one track were I preferred MC42, I felt that the guitar was too forward and boosted with MC43, and this may have caused me to perceive less transient response and reduced stereo imaging and soundstage on that particular track. However, stereo imaging and soundstage on all of the other tracks I tested was equal, if not better, with MC43. I will be staying with MC43, as I find it is the best sounding release, thus far.
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