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<br>Steely Dan - Aja</i><p>Cisco Debunked</p>




Steely Dan - Aja

Cisco Debunked


Sonic Grade: F

A Hall of Shame pressing from Cisco / Impex.

I’ve had the opportunity to play our Hot Stampers against the Cisco for friends on more than one occasion. The problem is, the more you listen to the Cisco pressing, the worse it sounds. We wanted to like it, but the more we played it, the more we realized just how wrong it was in too many important ways.

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Sku # : steelaja_debunk
Manufacturer : Cisco
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In our original review we described some of its shortcomings, accurately we think, so read them carefully before you consider the Cisco LP.

(We stopped carrying Heavy Vinyl in 2011 and it's records like this that made us want to stop. We want people to come to our site to buy good sounding records, not this kind of crap.)

My self-serving (and somewhat rude) Aja advice:

Try the Cisco if you hate your domestic copy and can't be bothered finding a good one.

If you love the album and want to hear it right, buy one from us. It's guaranteed to blow your mind or your money back.

If you have the MOFI or Japanese pressing, toss them both. If they sound good on your stereo, get rid of that too.


Darn You and Your Hot Stampers

You can read one Steely Dan Fan's review here. Let us just say he was not too impressed with the Cisco either.

You Don't Even Want the Cisco Aja for Free?!

Interestingly, when we put up those Hot Stamper copies of Aja in August, we offered to send each buyer a copy of the Cisco LP for FREE to do the comparison for themselves. Not one person took us up on it, which was actually a bit surprising. On further reflection we realized that most of our serious customers know by now that today's Heavy Vinyl reissues leave a lot to be desired, and it doesn't require a state-of-the-art stereo or a pair of golden ears to hear it.

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